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    Washington Monument Souvenir Cased Quarter Plate Ambrotype Image picturing an early engraving of the Washington Monument and a painting of Washington. The engraving was an early rendering of the original design which was later altered excluding the building at the base. The cornerstone for the monument was originally laid in 1848 but funding became difficult and interest waned in the early years of its conception. By 1876, there was more interest and money was raised and appropriated from Congress to finish the job. The reason for this image is unclear but certainly it commemorates the Washington Monument's earlier design and concept.

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    June, 2008
    12th-13th Thursday-Friday
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