National Geographic : 1915 Mar
From the original rendering byJules Guerin VIEW OF THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL FROM THE LEE MANSION HOUSE AT ARLINGTON CEMETERY Showing the relation cf the Memorial to the Washington Monument and the Capitol. The tomb of PeterCharles 1'Enfant isshown inthe foreground. A century ago General Lafayette looked across the Potomac River from the fine old mansion at Arlington, anddeclared that never before had his eyes beheld a rarer view. Then Capitol Hill was not crowned by its present stately Capitol, then the Washington Monument did not rise with its majestic sweep toward the empyrean. Then neither the gold-domed Congressional Library, the graceful Union Station, the temple-columned Treasury, the green-carpeted Potomac Park, nor the splendid sweep cf a new city to the northwest added any of their beauty tothe landscape.