National Geographic : 1923 Jun
Official photograph by U.S.Army Air Service THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT AND THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL FROM THE AIR To the right are the temporary Navy Department and Munitions Buildings, located in Potomac Parkduring the World War, when five thousand trees and shrubs were sacrificed to make a place for them. Every lover of Washington hopes that thesefactorylike structures will soon beremoved, thereby restoring the beauty and symmetry of the Mall, with its monumental structures. In the lower left corner istheold Bureau ofEngraving and Printing Building, and immediately beyond is the north end of the Tidal Basin. In the background sweeps the Potomac. The small white building in front of the Monument is the waiting room for those wishing to ascend the shaft by elevator.