National Geographic : 1935 Feb
Photograph by Edwin L.Wisherd THE GRECIAN GLORY OF THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL CLOSES A WINTER VISTA AT THE END OF RIVERSIDE DRIVE Enshrined within the central hall of this classic monument in Washington is the inspiring marble figure of "The Great Emancipator," byDaniel Chester French. Thirty-six massive Doric columns-one for each State in the Union at the time of Lincoln's death-support the upper frieze, where arecarved the names ofthe 48 States. Above is the attic story with its roof of plate glass, which floods the statue with light. The architect,Henry Bacon.