Washington Monument, Washington, D. C.

This image shows the famous cherry trees in bloom as they frame the Washington Monument across the Tidal Basin in Washington, D. C.

Prince Lithograph, Fairfax, VA

The description states:

The Washington Monument. The white marble shaft rises 555 feet and may be reached by elevator in 70 seconds. The cherry trees ordinarily bloom early in April.

–For a number of reasons, the monument, started in 1848 was not completed for forty years. The original design had a colonnade and a flat top, but the colonnade was abandoned and a pyramidion was added to the top.

This card was used and is dated 16 July 1966.

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