Night photographs of the Abraham Lincoln Memorial, National Mall, Washington DC

The Lincoln Memorial illuminated at dark

A brief history;


  • Photography of the Lincoln Memorial illuminated at night which many believe to be the best time to view the neoclassical, presidential memorial which sits prominently at the western end of the National Mall in an area formerly known as the Potomac Flats.


Lincoln Memorial construction;





  • Memorial walls, Doric columns, attic freeze, entablature and upper steps (Colorado Yule marble)



  • Lower steps & terrace walls (pink Milford, Massachusetts granite)





  • Walls, Ionic columns (Indiana limestone)


  • Statue of Lincoln and plinth (Georgia white marble)


  • Pedestal and chamber floor (Tennessee pink marble)


  • Ceiling panels (Alabama marble saturated with melted beeswax)


  • Murals (Oil paint mixed with white wax and kerosene applied to canvas)





Photographs include;



  • eastern exterior of the Greek Doric temple



  • Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool



  • Marble statue of Abraham Lincoln in the central hall



  • Upper Steps (Colorado Yule marble)



  • Lower Steps (Pink Milford, Massachusetts granite)



  • Memorial entrance

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