National Geographic : 1931 Nov
WASHINGTON THROUGH THE YEARS 547 Photograph by Clifton Adams A SUMMER-DAY CROWD WAITING TO ASCEND THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT A new elevator, installed in 1926, can accommodate an hour. Many vigorous enthusiasts, however, still visitors a year, here is one of earth's most popular free 30 persons a trip and make 12 round trips climb the steps. With nearly I,ooo,ooo attractions. Photograph by Edwin L. Wisherd CHARLES LANG FREER'S GIFT TO THE NATION Housed in a dignified edifice adjacent to the Smithsonian Institution, the Freer Gallery is the year-round Mecca of artists and art lovers. Its exhibits include rare oriental collections and the famous James McNeill Whistler Peacock Room.