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1915



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The walls of the inner chamber go up

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1916

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1917

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Marshland in front of the Lincoln Memorial, near the Potomac River, in 1917. Work is underway to turn this site into the 2,000-foot-long reflecting pool

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1919

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The Lincoln Memorial under construction, with the Potomac in the background, and several Navy and Munitions Buildings in the foreground, on Constitution Avenue

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Aerial view of construction, nearing completion

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1920

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in 1920

Clearing the space for the massive reflecting pool

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1922


Ice skating on the frozen reflecting pool at the Lincoln Memorial

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Finishing touches are made to the huge statue of Abraham Lincoln, which stands just inside the entrance of the Lincoln Memorial, prior to its dedication

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The poet Edwin Markham reads his poem Lincoln, the Man of the People at the official dedication of the Lincoln Memorial

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1923


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An amphibious aircraft takes off from the reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial

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The Lincoln Memorial and reflecting pool, photographed one year after its dedication

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1930

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Who'd stand up before this charming firing squad. George Washington University co-ed rifle team, who are favored to win the national title, are the crack girl shots of the country. Left to right: Helen Prentiss, Marian Stewart, Suzanne Jamison, Marjorie Folsom, Betty Clark, Mae Huntzberger, Jane Cuvillier, Grace McLean, Ermyntrude Vaiden, Helen Taylor, and Verna Parsons. The girls have placed second in the National Rifle Association intercollegiate matches for the past three years.

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1935


Local children take advantage of the snow strewn over the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, converting the slope into a hill for sledding

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1941


Soldiers with a machine gun set up near the Lincoln Memorial to guard the Memorial Bridge approach to Washington, D.C., on December 8, 1941. The added security was a precautionary measure taken in the wake of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor the previous day

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Abraham Lincoln gazes down on demonstrators, during the Civil Rights March on Washington

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1995


The statue of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial gets its annual spring cleaning in the pre-dawn hours

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U.S. President-elect Barack Obama speaks during the ‘We Are One’: Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial

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2015


Fireworks explode over the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the U.S. Capitol in celebration of Independence Day

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2016


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