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National monuments

The Washington Monument

The Washington Monument, 555 feet high, in a 41 acre park, was erected in memory of George Washington, the first president of the United States. The long reflecting pool is before the Lincoln Memorial, and is a half mile distant from the Washington Monument.

Jefferson Memorial

Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Washington D.C., dedicated in 1943, commemorating the third President of the United States. It is a circular colonnaded rotunda in the classic style favored by Jefferson. On the interior walls are four panels inscribed with excerpts of Jefferson's writings.

Picnic Lunch at Fort Jefferson

Picnic lunch at Fort Jefferson National Monument in the Dry Tortugas, off the coast of Key West, Florida. President Harry S. Truman is in the line, wearing sunglasses. Behind President Truman is his Military Aide, General Harry Vaughan. All others are unidentified. President Truman and his party visited Fort Jefferson during Truman's vacation to Key West.

President Truman touring Fort Jefferson

President Harry S. Truman, Admiral William Leahy, Charlie Ross, Clark Clifford, John Steelman, Harry Vaughan, Edward A. Locke, Admiral C.W. Styer, John Caskie Collet, James Foskett, Lieutenant Colonel Myers, Captain W. A. Saunders and his son, Bill Saunders, and Secret Service Agents take a tour of Fort Jefferson conducted by Russell A. Gibbs, custodian. From the album of The President's vacation trip to Key West, Florida.