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Portraits of a City: In the Nation

Photo of Marian Anderson at Lincoln Memorial
[Marian Anderson at Lincoln Memorial: series, #135 : cellulose acetate photonegative,] April 9, 1939.
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About the In the Nation Area

Washington, as our nation's capital, has been a venue for some of the country's most historic moments of the twentieth century. From the monuments to the civil rights movement, and from presidents to protesters, the Scurlock studio and staff captured Americans and foreigners as the world looked on.

Use the links at the left to view our album of select images of Washington in the national eye, to browse a much larger selection of these images, or to do a focused search of Washington on the national scene



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