This 1946 color travelogue of Washington, D.C. was (judging from the lack of traffic) shot during WWII and released in 1946 by the Byron organization. Created by the Greater National Capital Committee of the Washington Board of Trade, INVITATION TO THE NATION shows the many tourist sights of the District of Columbia and its environs, including Mount Vernon. Some of the iconic places in the film include the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Arlington, downtown Washington D.C. with bustling traffic, pedestrians and PCC trolley cars, the Masonic Memorial, the White House, the Capitol Building, the Navy Department, Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Post Office, Treasury Department, National Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Folger Library, Cochrane Art Gallery, National Gallery of Art, Ford's Theater, Peterson House, Tudor Place, Convention Center and Armory, Rock Creek Park, National Theater, National Zoo, Potomac River, C&O Canal, National Cathedral, National Airport, Bus Depot, Fairfax Street in Alexandria, and more.
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