Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington, VA) : View of the Tomb of the Unknowns (the Tomb of the Unknowns (formerly the "Tomb of the Unknown Soldier") was cut from a single block of white marble and it is decorated by sculpted wreaths

Creator:
unknown (American)
Published/Created:
Arlington, Virginia, United States
1864-present
Date Depicted:
7/1/2001
1850 AD - 1899 AD
Materials:
glass
granite
marble
Notes:
Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Virginia, is an American military cemetery established during the American Civil War on the grounds of Arlington House, formerly the estate of the family of Robert E. Lee's wife Mary Anna Custis Lee, a descendant of Martha Washington. The cemetery is situated directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. More than 300,000 persons are buried here on 624 acres (2.53 sq km). Veterans from every one of the nation's wars are interred in the cemetery, from the American Revolution through the military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq. Pre-Civil War dead were reinterred after 1900. The Tomb of the Unknowns is also known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It stands on top of a hill overlooking Washington, D.C. and is is part of the Arlington Memorial Amphitheater, completed 1921.
Topics:
Architecture -- United States -- 19th century -- (YVRC)
Architecture -- United States -- 20th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Nineteenth century
Twentieth century
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
1A2-US-DC-AC-B2
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
cemeteries (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architectural exteriors; death or burial; military; war construction complexes; cemeteries Tomb of the Unknown
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Base Collection
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
7/1/2001
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10096585
PID:
digcoll:1848771