Secretary of War approves of design for Tomb of America's Unknown Soldier. The Secretary of War Dwight F. Davis (left) and Maj. Gen. B.F. Cheatham, Quartermaster General of the United States Army, inspecting the accepted design and model for the completion of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, which was submitted by Thomas Hudson Jones, sculptor, of New York City; and Lorimer Rich, architect, also of New York City. This design was selected after a competition in which seventy-three designs were submitted
Title from unverified caption data on negative or negative sleeve.
On sleeve: Watch Your Credit Line.
Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955.
General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.hec
Temp. note: Batch seven.
The Harris & Ewing, Inc. Collection of photographic negatives includes glass and film negatives taken by Harris & Ewing, Inc., which provide excellent coverage of Washington people, events, and architecture, during the period 1905-1945. Harris & Ewing, Inc., gave its collection of negatives to the Library in 1955. The Library retained about 50,000 news photographs and 20,000 studio portraits of notable people. Approximately 28,000 negatives have been processed and are available online. (About 42,000 negatives still need to be indexed.)