The Washington Monument in Washington, DC was built to commemorate the United States' "Founding Father" George A, Washington. The monument was constructed of American-quarried marble, granite, and sandstone. The architect was Robert Mills, a prominent American designer of the 1840s.
Construction of the monument began in 1848, but was not completed until 1884, almost 30 years after the Mr. Mills' death. This hiatus in construction was due to lack of funds and the problem of the American Civil War. A difference in shading of the marble that is visible approximately 153 feet up clearly demarcates the initial construction from its later building endeavors, resuming in 1876. The finished design varies from the original in many respects but remains the tallest stone obelisk in the world.
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The Official 2013 Cherry Blossom Festival Print features a massive blooming Yoshino cherry tree upon the shore of the Tidal Basin with the Jefferson Memorial (painted to scale) in the background. Overflowing with bright, bold colors this print will stand out in any setting whether it is hung in an office, hallway, or living room. This is a beautiful print.Click for More Details
Painted over top of the face of a real Kennedy half-dollar is a beautiful, full color collage of Washington DC's most famous landmarks including the US Capitol Building, the Washington Monument, the statue of Abraham Lincoln sitting in his massive memorial, the south portico of the White House and several in-bloom cherry blossom branches.Click for More Details
This bag can be used for anything – a backpack, beach bag, gym bag, you name it. Complete with a drawstring to guard your items this Air Force One black backpack has the words, "AIR FORCE ONE" above the presidential seal and "PRESIDENTIAL CREW – WASHINGTON D.C." underneath.Click for More Details
This white ceramic mug features several of Washington, DC’s finest landmarks including the Iwo Jima Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the White House, the Washington Monument, the US Capitol Building and the Lincoln Memorial. Cherry blossom flowers are interspersed throughout the memorials and buildings.Click for More Details