16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Tourists and American flags encircling the Washington Monument

Hundreds of thousands of people visit the Washington Monument each year. For many Americans, it's practically a pilgrimage, paying homage to the Founding Fathers and all the leaders who came after them. The flags around the monument stand as symbols of pride and history, proclaiming to the world that this is a fully American scene. They may be fraying at the edges, but still they fly.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2017
Date Uploaded: 06.2018
Photo Location: Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 6s
Copyright: © Jessica Lincoln