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The Hagley Digital Archives provides online access to selected items from the Hagley Library's collection of images, documents, and publications related to the history of business, technology, and society.
Knowing What We Defend Is Important, Too
Text from image: 'Knowing What We Defend is Important, Too. The Washington Monument is built of stone contributed by all the nations of the earth to honor the founder of this republic. From Arlington, across the river, where sleep the men who died for freedom, it looks like a giant spike which God might have driven into this earth, saying, 'Here I stake a claim for the home of Liberty.' (Wm. Brown Meloney, V.) During World War I, the boys in the freshman class at Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) Academy were told to write a composition on the Washington Monument. The twelve-year-old boy who wrote the lines we reprint on this poster was chided for not giving the height of the shaft, number of steps to the top, how long it took to build and how many people visit it every year. His defense was this: 'I tried to tell why it is there and what it means.' We think he succeeded.'
Iligan, Ralph, 1893-1960
National Association of Manufacturers (U.S.)
1 print : color ; 20 x 16 in.
Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
National Association of Manufacturers photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1973.418)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, National Association of Manufacturers photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1973.418), Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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