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Drawing 2: Alternative designs for the Washington Monument.

[Graphic] Drawing 2a, Wetmore's Design, with link to higher quality drawing. [Graphic] Drawing 2b, Froze's Design, with link to higher quality drawing. [Graphic] Drawing 2c, Hapwood's Design, with link to higher quality drawing.
[Graphic] Drawing 2d, Schulze's Design, with link to higher quality drawing. [Graphic] Drawing 2e, Searle's Design, with link to higher quality drawing.

(Library of Congress)

Each of these drawings was submitted after the Civil War, as the Washington National Monument Society and Congress debated how to complete the Monument.

Questions for Drawing 2

1. Which of these designs makes it the most clear that the Monument honors Washington? Why?

2. Which design, including Mills's original, would you choose? Why?

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