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Tomb of unknown soldier, Arlington, Virginia, circa 1915-1930

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Summary:Tomb of unknown soldier, Arlington, Virginia, circa 1915-1930. Caption reads: "In a beautiful marble sarcophagus directly in front of the Memorial Amphitheatre at Arlington, Virginia, is one of the tomb of America's Unknown soldier boy, overlooking the Capital of the Nation he died to save. In the distance may be seen the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, U.S. Capitol and Library of Congress. 'The name of him whose body lies before us took light with his imperishable soul. We know not whence he came, but only that his death marks him with the everlasting glory of an American dying for his country. We do not know the glory of his death. He died for his country, and greater devotion hath no man this. He died unquestioning, uncomplaining, with faith in his heart and hope on his lips that his country should triumph and its civilization survive.'- President Harding." Pencil drawing of a motorboat on the back of postcard. Postcard number: 16056; Message included.
Provider:B.S. Reynolds Co.
Printing place:North America
United States of America
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Washington (D.C.)
Temporal subject: 1911-1920
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Virginia
Washington (D.C.)
Geographical subject – Settlement:Arlington
Topical subjects:Monuments & memorials
Tombs & sepulchral monuments
Tomb of the Unknowns (Va.)
ArchivesUM location:National Trust Library Postcard Collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Copyright holder:Unknown
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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