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Setting the Capstone

Setting Washington Monument capstone in December 6, 1884

From left to right:

Davis, Captain G.W., who was assistant engineer (left most man standing holding hat)

Green, Bernard R., civil engineer, who worked on the Library of Congress Jefferson Building (second from left, long beard, right hand to hat)

Casey, Colonel Thomas Lincoln, Chief project engineer. (Standing in center wearing white beard with both hands up) .

McLaughlin, P.H. with capstone in hands

Hogan, James, rigger (shown at top right, releasing the flag)

O'Brien, Lewis, foreman (at far right, next to rope)

The souvenir album of photolithograph images of Washington, called "Washington Album", which was published by Ph. Frey, Louis Glaser, and J. F. Jarvis, was not dated. The catalogers who assessed the book thought that it was published between 1889 and 1893.

Souvenir illustrations of monuments in albums appeared throughout the United States and Canada in the late nineteenth century. These plates were all manufactured in Germany by what became known as the Glaser/Frey lithographic process.

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On December 6th we experience the time of earliest sunset here in the Washington, DC area as Old Sol slips below the horizon at 4:46 pm EST.

Posted by DUGAN (guest) on Tue 12 Jan 2010 07:09:00 PM EST

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