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Draw bridge over Potomac at George Town, D.C. / J.R.S.

Draw bridge over Potomac at George Town, D.C. / J.R.S.

Drawing shows the Chain Bridge spanning the Potomac River at Georgetown, Washington, D.C., with a covered wagon on the bridge; also shows men loading a boat with barrels from a loading dock at left center, with... more

North front of the President's house etched by W.I. Stone, Washn

North front of the President's house etched by W.I. Stone, Washn

Print shows an exterior view of the north front of the White House. Title from item. Printed at bottom: Engraved for the National Calendar 1822. Forms part of: Popular graphic art print filing series (Library o... more

North west [i.e., east] view from 3rd story of Mrs. Davis boarding house

North west [i.e., east] view from 3rd story of Mrs. Davis boarding hou...

Drawing shows a bird's-eye view of the eastern façade of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., from the north-east, showing the plaza in front of the building, the Senate wing, the north end terrace, and dome; ... more

Design of the Wasihngton [i.e. Washington] national monument to be erected in the city of Washington / design by Robt. Mills archt. ; lithd. by Chas. Fenderich, Wash.

Design of the Wasihngton [i.e. Washington] national monument to be ere...

Print showing the Washington Monument as designed by Robert Mills above a bust portrait of George Washington. Includes printed inscription: "Earnestly recommended to the favor of our countrymen" with signatures... more

The Capitol from the railway station, Washington, U.S., July 29, 1846

The Capitol from the railway station, Washington, U.S., July 29, 1846

Drawing shows a view of small structures in a forested area at the bottom and the Capitol building under construction at the top of a hill. Purchase; William Reese Company; 2000; (DLC/PP-2000:086). Title from i... more

Capitol of the United States, Washington

Capitol of the United States, Washington

Print shows a view of the United States Capitol building from the west, with trees, pedestrians, and a carriage in an area that now forms the National Mall. Title from item.

Bronze statue of Genl. Andrew Jackson. At Washington, D.C. on stone by B.F. Smith, Jr. ; from dagtpe. by Paige

Bronze statue of Genl. Andrew Jackson. At Washington, D.C. on stone by...

Print shows the equestrian statue of Andrew Jackson at Lafayette Park, across from the White House, in Washington, D.C.; also shows sightseers around the statue. Title from item. Caption continues: To Clark Mil... more

Washington National Monument / drawn by Fred D. Stuart.

Washington National Monument / drawn by Fred D. Stuart.

Print showing a "revised plan of the monument" with specifications and height comparisons to other buildings, as well as the Washington Monument in Baltimore and the Bunker Hill Monument in Boston. Title from i... more

U.S. Capitol

U.S. Capitol

Title from item.

The United States Capitol, East front, Washington, D.C.
[View of Washington looking down Pennsylvania Ave. toward unfinished Capitol. National Hotel on left, no. 1]

[View of Washington looking down Pennsylvania Ave. toward unfinished C...

Drawing shows a woman and child exiting the telegraph office, and the National Hotel, at Pennsylvania and 6th Street, NW, as carriages and people move up and down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC. The view ... more

Capitol

Capitol

Title from item. No. 1295. On mount: American Scenery, Washington, D.C.

The Capitol--bronze doors

The Capitol--bronze doors

Title devised by Library staff.

Washington., D.C

Washington., D.C

Title devised by Library staff. Title from item.

[East Capitol Street as it was] / by W.M. Chase.

[East Capitol Street as it was] / by W.M. Chase.

Bird's-eye view of the east Capitol grounds, including the Greenough statue of George Washington, and East Capitol Street taken from the dome of the U.S. Capitol. "American Views" Incorrect printed caption: "Dr... more

Statue of civilization

Statue of civilization

Title from item.

Front of the White House, Washington

Front of the White House, Washington

Faint sketches of women strolling, upper left. Title inscribed lower right. Inscribed and partially erased lower right: Outside of White House [....] coaches will send sketches Take [....] as this may be usef... more

[The White House, Washington, D.C.] / photo. by G.D. Wakely ; eng'd by J.C. Buttre N.Y.

[The White House, Washington, D.C.] / photo. by G.D. Wakely ; eng'd by...

Print shows a view of the north portico of the White House from the northeast, Washington, D.C. Title devised by Library staff.

Architectural detail of U.S. Capitol doors

Architectural detail of U.S. Capitol doors

Title devised by Library staff.

Camp Brightwood, D.C.--Contrabands in 2nd R.I. Camp

Camp Brightwood, D.C.--Contrabands in 2nd R.I. Camp

Capt. B.S. Brown (left); Lt. John P. Shaw, Co. F 2nd Regt. Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry (center); and Lt. Fry (right) with African American men and boy. Title transcribed from item. Purchase; William A. Glad... more

The twelfth regiment "laying off" in the Navy Yard barracks at Washington

The twelfth regiment "laying off" in the Navy Yard barracks at Washing...

Stereograph showing soldiers from the 12th regiment relaxing in the barracks, most out of uniform and some sitting on their bunks. No. 826. Title from item. Forms part of: Civil War Photograph Collection (Libra... more

[Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C.]

[Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C.]

Photograph shows unidentified soldiers and civilians standing in front of rows of cannons. Location inferred from photograph processed as LOT 4149 (negative no. LC-USZ62-59098). Title devised by Library staff. ... more

I am glad, I am out of the scrape!

I am glad, I am out of the scrape!

An optimistic Unionist boast, issued early in Lincoln's presidency, predicting the summary defeat of the Confederacy. Abraham Lincoln (at left) stands over the shield of the United States and a bald eagle, and ... more

Capitol of the United States at Washington engraved & published by Alfred Jones ... N. York

Capitol of the United States at Washington engraved & published by Alf...

Print shows a later view of the U.S. Capitol building from the west, with the Statue of Freedom atop the dome; also shows pedestrians in an area that now forms the National Mall. Includes a bust portrait of Geo... more

Carver Barracks, Washington, D.C. lith & print by Chas. Magnus, 12 Franfort St., N.Y

Carver Barracks, Washington, D.C. lith & print by Chas. Magnus, 12 Fra...

Print shows a temporary barracks established by the Union Army during the Civil War, with a more elaborate quadrangle area and more tents at the left than appear in the Carver Barracks view issued in 1862. Titl... more

Soldier's Rest, Washington, D.C. / lith. and print by Chas. Magnus, 12 Frankfort St., N.Y.

Soldier's Rest, Washington, D.C. / lith. and print by Chas. Magnus, 12...

Print shows Union barracks between a railroad (bottom left) and the United States Capitol (top right). Soldiers in the camp are waving to soldiers riding on top of the railroad cars.

Abraham Lincoln President of the United States signing the Emancipation Proclamation painted by W.E. Winner ; engraved by J. Serz

Abraham Lincoln President of the United States signing the Emancipatio...

Print shows Abraham Lincoln, full length portrait, seated, facing slightly right, holding quill pen in right hand and papers of the Emancipation Proclamation in his left hand resting on the edge of a table, on ... more

[Grand review of the great veteran armies of Grant and Sherman at Washington, on the 23rd and 24th May, 1865]

[Grand review of the great veteran armies of Grant and Sherman at Wash...

Title and date supplied by Library staff from another view of the same event in LOT 4198. Forms part of: Civil War Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

North front of the Capitol at Washington, D.C.

North front of the Capitol at Washington, D.C.

Title from item. Card number: "802". Publisher attribution based on provenance. Gottheim collection code: GDC 6 Forms part of the Larry Gottheim Collection of stereographs and other early photographs (Library o... more

North front of the Capitol, Washington, D.C.

North front of the Capitol, Washington, D.C.

Photograph shows a side view of the United States Capitol building, Washington, D.C. Title from item. Publisher attribution based on provenance. Gottheim collection code: GDC 6 Forms part of the Larry Gottheim ... more

The Treasury Washington, D.C.

The Treasury Washington, D.C.

Photograph shows the Treasury Building, columns draped in mourning bands, after the death of President Abraham Lincoln, Washington, D.C. Title from item. Publisher attribution based on provenance. Gottheim coll... more

Washington's reception at the White House, 1776 / Geo Spohni.

Washington's reception at the White House, 1776 / Geo Spohni.

Print showing George and Martha Washington among crowd at reception. Title from item. Caption continues: Respectfully dedicated to the people of the United States by the Publisher. Entered according to act of C... more

[U.S. Treasury Building, Washington, D.C.]

[U.S. Treasury Building, Washington, D.C.]

Section of U.S. Treasury, with fountain in foreground. Stereograph by William M. Chase. Title devised by Library staff. From the series: Metropolitan and suburban scenery, Washington, D.C. No. 1066.

[Ford's Theater, Washington, D.C.]

[Ford's Theater, Washington, D.C.]

Stereograph shows front exterior of Ford's Theater. Title devised by Library staff. On mount recto: Sold only by Underwood & Underwood, Liverpool, New York, Chicago, Toronto, Ottawa, Kas, El Paso Tex. Source un... more

View of Washington City

View of Washington City

Print showing a bird's-eye view of Washington, D.C., with the U.S. Capitol in the foreground, and the Washington Monument in the background. 5588A U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. This print a reissue fr... more

A Washington doorway

A Washington doorway

"No. 20." No publication information. (DLC/PP-1932:0042). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

[Cabin behind rowhouses]

[Cabin behind rowhouses]

Drawing shows a small cabin or shanty behind rowhouses, perhaps in Washington, DC. Formerly DRWG/US - Gedney - 73. Gift, Ralph Gedney 1926 (DLC/PP-1926:R47019).

[Houses besides a canal]

[Houses besides a canal]

Sketch shows a canal with houses on both banks, perhaps in or near Washington, DC. Electric wires on poles are on the left bank of the canal. Formerly DRWG/US - Gedney - 64. Gift, Ralph Gedney 1926 (DLC/PP-1926:R47019).

Mill in Washington

Mill in Washington

Drawing shows a mill by a stream with a hill in the distance in or near Washington, DC. Formerly DRWG/US - Gedney - 75. Gift, Ralph Gedney 1926 (DLC/PP-1926:R47019).

7th and Md. Ave., N.E.

7th and Md. Ave., N.E.

Drawing shows a few houses in the distance and a lamppost and iron or wooden picket fence in the foreground. The Capitol dome is visible through the trees, which are bare. The location is the northeast quadrant... more

In South East Washington

In South East Washington

Drawing shows four houses in southeast Washington DC partially hidden behind two bare trees. Formerly DRWG/US - Gedney - 110. Gift, Ralph Gedney 1926 (DLC/PP-1926:R47019).

Cabin in Washington

Cabin in Washington

Drawing shows a small house with a thatched roof, nestled among trees behind a stone wall. Formerly DRWG/US - Gedney - 52. Gift, Ralph Gedney 1926 (DLC/PP-1926:R47019).

Cabin

Cabin

Drawing shows a two-story house on a hillock. A tree with a protected trunk stands before it, branches bare. The location may be Washington, DC. Title inscribed on verso. Formerly DRWG/US - Gedney - 106. Gift, ... more

Near the Capitol

Near the Capitol

Drawing shows small row houses, one with a wooden shed attached, from the other side of a plank fence. The trees surrounding them are bare. Formerly DRWG/US - Gedney - 53. Gift, Ralph Gedney 1926 (DLC/PP-1926:R47019).

The speakers lobby, House [of] Representatives, Washington

The speakers lobby, House [of] Representatives, Washington

Title on verso. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1932:0042). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

View from N.E. corner, 17th & H sts, Spring of 1875. Washington, D.C.

View from N.E. corner, 17th & H sts, Spring of 1875. Washington, D.C.

Watercolor drawing shows houses at the corner of 17th and H streets, presumably in the Northwest quadrant of Washington DC. Transfer; Map Division; 1936; (DLC/PP-1936:491748).

[Side view of a house and outbuildings in Washington]

[Side view of a house and outbuildings in Washington]

Sketch shows a house and outbuildings from the side. Formerly DRWG/US - Gedney - 62. Incribed on verso: Environs of Washington about 1880. More finished version of this image: DRWG/US - Gedney, no. 11 (AA size)... more

The White House / photo. by G.D. Wakely ; eng'd by J.C. Buttre N.Y.

The White House / photo. by G.D. Wakely ; eng'd by J.C. Buttre N.Y.

Print shows a view of the north portico of the White House from the northeast, Washington, D.C. Title from item. Title and statements of responsibility are inscribed in pencil. Stamped in lower right corner: Ma... more

Street corner in Wash., D.C. early '80's

Street corner in Wash., D.C. early '80's

Drawing shows two houses and a lamppost on a street corner in Washington DC in the 1880s. The houses are separated from the street by plank wood fences. Formerly DRWG/US - Gedney - 69. Gift, Ralph Gedney 1926 (... more

[Two sailboats]

[Two sailboats]

Sketch shows two sailboats near the shore, perhaps on water near Washington, DC. Formerly DRWG/US - Gedney - 63. Incribed: Environs of Washington about 1880. Gift, Ralph Gedney 1926 (DLC/PP-1926:R47019).

Street scene in Washington early '80's

Street scene in Washington early '80's

Sketch shows houses from the back, where extensions jut out. In the foreground, two small trees, their trunks protected by barriers, stand bare of foliage. Formerly DRWG/US - Gedney - 66. Gift, Ralph Gedney 192... more

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal about 1880

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal about 1880

Drawing shows two boats on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in or near Washington. A bridge crosses the water beyond them. The location is in or near Washington, DC. Formerly DRWG/US - Gedney - 70. Gift, Ralph Ged... more

[House and bridge]

[House and bridge]

Drawing shows a side view of a house facing a river. A bridge crosses the river. Formerly DRWG/US - Gedney - 61. Incribed on verso: Scene in Washington about 1880. Gift, Ralph Gedney 1926 (DLC/PP-1926:R47019).

Cabin within three squares of the Capitol - 1882

Cabin within three squares of the Capitol - 1882

Drawing shows a cabin with many additions built against a small slope in Washington, DC. An African American woman stands outside the front door. A study for this drawing is: DRWG/US - Gedney, no. 46 (AA size).... more

[Three study sketches of houses]

[Three study sketches of houses]

Drawing shows three houses, all probably located in or near Washington, DC. Formerly DRWG/US - Gedney - 108. Gift, Ralph Gedney 1926 (DLC/PP-1926:R47019).

Negro cabin near U.S. Capitol

Negro cabin near U.S. Capitol

Drawing shows a cabin with many room extensions on a slight hill. An African American woman stands on a porch outside the front door. There is a study of a cabin lower left and a sketch of a man below the image... more

Top of the Washington Monument. Setting the capstone / Alex. Millar, del.

Top of the Washington Monument. Setting the capstone / Alex. Millar, d...

Print showing men gathered on the scaffolding of the Washington Monument, as those at the very top install the capstone. Q1787 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Copyright by Alexander Millar, Washington, D.C.

Excavation of site for the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Excavation of site for the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Printed on image: "Architect's Office, Cong. Lib. Bldg." Source unknown.

Excavation of site for the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Excavation of site for the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

On front: "Architect's Office, Cong. Lib. Bldg." Source unknown.

Shaking hands with the President, March 5th, 1889, Washington, D.C.

Shaking hands with the President, March 5th, 1889, Washington, D.C.

Exterior view of the White House with children playing, two horse drawn carriages, etc. 14070 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 5050.

The Pickaninnys, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

The Pickaninnys, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

Black children outside of schoolhouse(?) 14090U U.S. Copyright Office. Title transcribed from item. No. 5077.

The great ball-room, March 4 1889, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

The great ball-room, March 4 1889, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

Photograph shows interior stereo view of the ballroom at the Pension Building (National Building Museum). 14069 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Stamped on verso: Photographed and published by Kilburn Br... more

There's great excitement down in Washington these days

There's great excitement down in Washington these days

(DLC/PP-1933:0112). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: Chicago Tribune.

[Late afternoon, Connecticut Avenue, Washington]

[Late afternoon, Connecticut Avenue, Washington]

Title from handwritten notation on mat. (DLC/PP-1932:0033). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: Harper's weekly, 34:549 (July 19, 1890).

Construction of the Library of Congress, north front, Washington, D.C., Sept. 16, 1891

Construction of the Library of Congress, north front, Washington, D.C....

"W.N.C." appears on photo. Duplicate of LOT 12042-1, no. 22. Gift; Paul J. Pelz Estate; September 20, 1918.

Construction of the Library of Congress, south front, Washington, D.C., Aug. 27, 1891

Construction of the Library of Congress, south front, Washington, D.C....

No. 44 Initials [W.S.C.] appear on photo. Source unknown.

War, S[tate] and Navy Departments, Washington, D.C.

War, S[tate] and Navy Departments, Washington, D.C.

Man looking at the State, War and Navy Building. 42780 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 253.

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