National Geographic : 1938 Jul
MOST OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND PARTS OF FIVE STATES ARE VISIBLE Across the foreground flows the Potomac River, with the Anacostia River joining it beyond Hains Point. Near the Tidal Basin, famed for its cherry blossoms in spring, stand the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument. The Capitol is in line with them, and near it the Union Station is marked by fans of converging railroad tracks. In the distance lies Chesapeake Bay, its head 90 miles away. Baltimore is faintly visible at the end of the Patapsco River estuary, in the left half of the picture. Farther away is the dark line of the Susquehanna River. Beyond Chesapeake Bay is the Delaware River, widening at the extreme right into Dela ware Bay. Where the Delaware River fades from view, near the center, lie Wilmington and Philadelphia, not quite discernible. Official photograph, U. S. Army Air Corps.