D.C. Night Scene Ladies T-Shirt
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- 65% polyester, 35% cotton
- Sizes run small: consider ordering one size up
Three of Washington D.C.’s most famous and cherished landmarks are pictured in a row on the front of this soft gray T-shirt. The Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, and the United States Capitol are instantly familiar to millions of people around the world. Captured in sunset silhouette, they make a striking image.
The Washington Monument, designed by Robert Mills and eventually completed by Thomas Casey and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, honors and memorializes George Washington at the center of the nation's capital. The structure was completed in two phases of construction, one private (1848-1854) and one public (1876-1884). Built in the shape of an Egyptian obelisk, evoking the timelessness of ancient civilizations, the Washington Monument embodies the awe, respect, and gratitude the nation felt for its most essential Founding Father. When completed, the Washington Monument was the tallest building in the world at 555 feet 5 1/8 inches.