National Geographic : 1932 Feb
Official photograph, U.S.Army Air Corps PANORAMA OF YORKTOWN DURING THE SESQUICENTENNIAL CEREMONIES, OCTOBER, 1931 Washington's first visit to Yorktown, of which the author was able to find a record, was on July 15, 1748.An item inhisledger shows that hespent £1i.3.o. on that date for ribbons for his mother and 3s. 4d. for a glass ring. Thirty-three years later he struckthere theblow that won American Independ ence. This picture shows, in the mouth of the York River, the Constitution,a little to the right the YorktownMonument (atextreme left), and thescouting fleet of the United States Navy at anchor. Grand stands may be seen in the left center of photograph. Blackrows ofparked cars stretch across adjacent fields. Tents in the foreground were for the soldiers who participated in the memorial ceremony.