National Geographic : 1935 Apr
WONDERS OF THE NEW WASHINGTON 487 rnotograph Dy i. Anthony atewart ON RUSHES A FLOCK OF SEA GULLS, ABOVE A CURLING WAVE One of the newest and most unusual of all the Capital's monuments is the Navy and Marine Memorial on the Virginia bank of the Potomac. To motorists driving down the Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, it seems a flight of living sea birds. Cast in aluminum, with a sea-green electrolytic finish, it stands as a peculiarly fitting and inspired tribute to the country's men who "go down to the sea in ships." The architect was Harvey Wiley Corbett; the sculptor, Begni del Piatta.