Turning the Ground Near the Lincoln Memorial

Title

Turning the Ground Near the Lincoln Memorial

Description

In the 1920s, the land on the western end of the Mall was transformed from a field into the planned landscape surrounding the newly-built Lincoln Memorial, designed by architect James Greenleaf. In this photo, a two-person team tills the land near the Memorial with a horse-drawn tractor to prepare the grounds for planting.

Source

Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. View original.

Date

1920

Coverage

Original Format

Negative

Physical Dimensions

8 in x 10 in

Description

In the 1920s, the land on the western end of the Mall was transformed from a field into the planned landscape surrounding the newly-built Lincoln Memorial, designed by architect James Greenleaf. In this photo, a two-person team tills the land near the Memorial with a horse-drawn tractor to prepare the grounds for planting.

Creator

Theodor Horydczak (photographer)

Date

1920

Coverage

1920-1949

Source

Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. View original.