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The Washington National Monument, in the city of Washington base of the Pantheon, 250 feet diameter. Height, 100 feet. Height of obelisk, 500 feet. The loftiest monument on earth to a nation's greatest benefactor. The tribute of a grateful people to "The Father of his Country" Gihon, SC. ; C. Sherman, printer, Philadelphia ; Rob. Mills, arch't. ; J. Sartain, delt

The Washington National Monument, in the city of Washington base of the Pantheon, 250 feet diameter. Height, 100 feet. Height of obelisk, 500 feet. The loftiest monument on earth to a nation's greatest benefactor. The tribute of a grateful people to "The Father of his Country" Gihon, SC. ; C. Sherman, printer, Philadelphia ; Rob. Mills, arch't. ; J. Sartain, delt

 
 
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Engraving showing the Washington Monument as designed by Robert Mills. Includes printed inscription: "Earnestly recommended to the favor of our countrymen" with signatures of Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, John Quincy Adams, and others.
Wood engraving by Gihon after J. Sartain.
Gihon signature in lower left corner of engraving.
Engraving in LOT 3909.
Dollar to the erection of this Monument.
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01/01/1846
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washington dc
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Library of Congress
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