Library Of Congress
Library Of CongressPublic Domain ArchivePart of PICRYL.com. Not developed or endorsed by the Library of Congress
  • searchSearch
  • photo_albumStories
  • collectionsCollections
  • infoAbout
  • star_rateUpgrade

Topic: us capitol

1790
1790
slider-holder
2017
slider-holder
2017
8,888 media by topicpage 1 of 89
[United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. Perspective]

[United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. Perspective]

Inscription on recto: A-2 Front and [...] Section of Capitol [...] Hallet plans. Conservation control number 8-99-815.4

[Monuments, Washington, D.C. Various studies - plans and elevations]

[Monuments, Washington, D.C. Various studies - plans and elevations]

Sketches show studies for circular, rectilinear, domed, and pyramidal monuments, also notations and computations on verso. Some schemes probably for U.S. Capitol.

[United States Capitol. Tortola scheme. Competition rendering of façade. Elevation with central pediment and lantern]

[United States Capitol. Tortola scheme. Competition rendering of façad...

Architectural drawing showing Thornton's proposed design, known as the Tortola Scheme, with alternative design for flanking pavilions mounted to right. Inscribed in pencil by later hand: Dr. Wm. Thornton's Comp... more

Washington in 1800

Washington in 1800

Photo shows a black-and-white engraving published in 1834 to portray Washington, D.C. and the west front of the U.S. Capitol grounds as they were in 1800. Includes the west end of the west grounds and Pennsylv... more

[United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. North wing, section of grand stairway]

[United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. North wing, section of grand ...

Inscription on recto: "Stair in the Old Capitol." Mounted on paper on linen. Reference copy available in LOT 4249. Forms part of Benjamin Henry Latrobe Archive (Library of Congress).

Architectural drawing for a frame ("looking glass frame for President's house") for Dolley Madison, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Architectural drawing for a frame ("looking glass frame for President'...

Working drawing showing looking glass frame and mantel in Blue Room as elevation; rendering. UNIT title devised. Client's name from The Architectural drawings of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, 1994. Inscriptions on re... more

Architectural drawing for a house for John Markoe, near 9th Street and Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Architectural drawing for a house for John Markoe, near 9th Street and...

Working drawing showing vestibule doors, moldings, and hardware as plans, elevations, sections, and details; rendering. UNIT title devised. City, building name, and client's first name from O'Gorman's Drawing t... more

Washington, looking up Pennsylvania Avenue from the new Terrace of the Capitol

Washington, looking up Pennsylvania Avenue from the new Terrace of the...

Title from item. Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory, no. 672. (DLC/PP-1996:032.17). Forms part of: John Rubens Smith Collection (Library of Congress). Exhibited: "American Treasures" at the Library of Congress, ... more

[United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. South wing, section]

[United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. South wing, section]

Inscriptions on recto: "Section of South wing of old Capitol as rebuilt looking north" "342." Verso obscured by lining. Reference copy available in LOT 4249. Forms part of Benjamin Henry Latrobe Archive (Libr... more

[United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. North wing, section looking west]

[United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. North wing, section looking w...

Inscriptions on recto: "Section of North wing of old Capitol as rebuilt looking west." "352." Mounted on paper on linen; verso obscured. Reference copy available in LOT 4249. Forms part of Benjamin Henry Latr... more

[United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. South wing - section]

[United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. South wing - section]

Inscriptions on recto: "Section of Old Capitol. (south wing) looking South. as rebuilt." "25" "Drawn by JHBLatrobe when he passed his [...] while a student at [...] Georgetown College in his fathers office ... more

[United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. Library of Congress - variant scheme B]

[United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. Library of Congress - variant...

Inscription on verso: Capitol Library. Date 1818-1820, per William Allen.

Senate Chamber. Hall of the House of Representatives / W.I Stone sc. Washn. D.C.

Senate Chamber. Hall of the House of Representatives / W.I Stone sc. W...

Print shows an interior view of the Senate and the House of Representatives chambers showing a numbered seating arrangement (key to the Senate chamber seating is filed with print). Title from item. Printed at b... 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

[Southwest view of the U.S. Capitol building with cast-iron fence. Preliminary drawing]

[Southwest view of the U.S. Capitol building with cast-iron fence. Pre...

Title devised by Library staff. Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory, no. 658. (DLC/PP-1996:032.3). Forms part of: Marian S. Carson Collection (Library of Congress).

[Interior wall with architectural ornaments of the U.S. Capitol building with portrait of George Washington at Dorchester Heights by Gilbert Stuart and unidentified portrait of a man, possibly John Adams, on display]

[Interior wall with architectural ornaments of the U.S. Capitol buildi...

Title devised by Library staff. Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory, no. 668. (DLC/PP-1996:032.13). Forms part of: Marian S. Carson Collection (Library of Congress).

West front - a duplicated copy from the col[ore]d one Bullfinch's [i.e. Bulfinch's] favorite.

West front - a duplicated copy from the col[ore]d one Bullfinch's [i.e...

Drawing shows west front of the U.S. Capitol. Title from item. Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory, no. 663. (DLC/PP-1996:032.8). Forms part of: Marian S. Carson Collection (Library of Congress).

[East front of the United States Capitol]

[East front of the United States Capitol]

View of the east front of the U.S. Capitol. Title devised by Library staff. Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory, no. 656. (DLC/PP-1996:032.1). Forms part of: John Rubens Smith Collection (Library of Congress). Te... more

[Southwest view of the U.S. Capitol building with the Tripoli Monument at the west front. Preliminary drawing]

[Southwest view of the U.S. Capitol building with the Tripoli Monument...

Title devised by Library staff. Date based on the depiction of the Tripoli Monument. (Source: Pam Scott) Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory, no. 659. (DLC/PP-1996:032.4). Forms part of: Marian S. Carson Collecti... more

[United States Capitol] / C. Bullfinch delt. ; Childs dir.

[United States Capitol] / C. Bullfinch delt. ; Childs dir.

Print shows front or east view of the U.S. Capitol as it appeared in 1829, prior to the beginning of President Andrew Jackson's administration. Title from another impression. Trimmed above title and mounted on ... more

Das Capitol in Washington

Das Capitol in Washington

Print shows a street-level view of the east front facade of the U.S. Capitol with a man on horseback and a few pedestrians in the foreground. Title from item. At head of title: 750. Printed on lower left: VII B... more

Das capitol in Washington H. Brown, del. ; E. Grünewald sc

Das capitol in Washington H. Brown, del. ; E. Grünewald sc

Print shows a street-level view of the east front facade of the U.S. Capitol with a man on horseback talking to a woman on horseback, pedestrians with a dog, a man talking with a woman and a child on the left a... more

United States slave trade, 1830

United States slave trade, 1830

An abolitionist print possibly engraved in 1830, but undocumented aside from the letterpress text which appears on an accompanying sheet. The text reads: "United States' slave trade, 1830. The Copper Plate from... more

Capitol of the United States, Washington / drawn by H. Brown ; engraved and printed by Fenner Sears & Co.

Capitol of the United States, Washington / drawn by H. Brown ; engrave...

Engraving showing Capitol building in background; people walking, riding horses, riding in carriages on road leading to the Capitol. On verso: John Hinton, History Topography of the U.S. 1830-32. Title from item.

Capitol of the United States, Washington

Capitol of the United States, Washington

Engraving showing Capitol building in background; people walking, riding horses, riding in carriages on road leading to the Capitol. Right corner under image: George Washington with men on horseback (caption: "... more

[United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. Reflected ceiling plan]

[United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. Reflected ceiling plan]

Inscription on recto: "Davis" - "PLAN OF THE CEILINGS IN THE CAPITOL OF THE UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON." - "B.H. LATROBE & CHAS. BULFINCH ESQRS. PRINCIPAL ARCHITECTS." - "W. Phelps Print." - "PUBLISHED BY I. TOW... more

Senate Chamber / P. Haas, lithographer.

Senate Chamber / P. Haas, lithographer.

Print shows Old Senate Chamber from gallery. Stamped: Map Division, Apr. 25, 1925, Library of Congress. Title from item.

Plan of the Senate chamber of the United States by D. H. Burr. 2d session 25th Congress. 1837 & 1838.

Plan of the Senate chamber of the United States by D. H. Burr. 2d sess...

Plan of the Senate Chamber of the U. S. Senate.; U. S. Congress. Senate. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera... more

The Capitol at Washington

The Capitol at Washington

Engraving showing Capitol on hill in background; people and carriages on street in foreground on the road leading to the Capitol; houses on the left. Engraving by M. Osborne after drawing by W.H. Bartlett. On v... more

Principal front of the Capitol, Washington / W.H. Bartlett, R. Brandard.

Principal front of the Capitol, Washington / W.H. Bartlett, R. Brandar...

Engraving showing Capitol building in background; people walking or riding in carriages on Capitol grounds. Image found in N. P. Willis, American Scenery, p. 288, 1839. Engraving by R. Brandard after drawing by... more

Full tilt for the Capitol

Full tilt for the Capitol

The artist envisions public repudiation of Democratic hard-money policies, and the triumph of administration opponent Nathaniel P. Tallmadge, a conservative Democrat. Tallmadge, on horseback and armed with a l... more

"Sir, I wish you to understand the true principles of the government. I wish them carried out. I ask nothing more." W.H. Harrison from the original by W.H. Brown ; lith. & pub. by P. Haas Wash City

"Sir, I wish you to understand the true principles of the government. ...

Print shows William Henry Harrison, full-length portrait, standing, right profile silhouette, with hands in pockets; there is a chair behind him on the left and a large window in the background with a view of t... more

William Henry Harrison painted by A.G. Hoit, 1840 ; engraved by O. Pelton & D. Kimberly

William Henry Harrison painted by A.G. Hoit, 1840 ; engraved by O. Pel...

Print shows William Henry Harrison, half-length portrait, seated, facing slightly left. On the right and left margins are clusters of flags and the weapons of battle; at top are battle scenes from the Battle of... more

Inauguration of President Polk. - Approach to the Capitol

Inauguration of President Polk. - Approach to the Capitol

Illustration shows crowd in the rain, holding umbrellas, walking up the steps of the U.S.Capitol for the inauguration of James K. Polk. Title from item. Illus. in: The illustrated London news, v. 6, 1845 April ... more

James K. Polk - eleventh president of the United States / lith. & pub. by N. Currier, 2 Spruce St., N.Y.

James K. Polk - eleventh president of the United States / lith. & pub....

James K. Polk, half-length portrait, seated, facing slightly left, with the U.S. Capitol seen through window in the background. Title from item. Conningham no. 2614. Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / comp... more

The capitol at Washington

The capitol at Washington

Print shows a view of the U.S. Capitol building from the west, with pedestrians in an area that now forms the National Mall. Title from item. Printed below image: Not entered according to act of Congress. Stamp... more

Washington veduta generale (America settentrionale) Dolfino dis

Washington veduta generale (America settentrionale) Dolfino dis

Print shows a view, looking east, possibly from the top of the South Portico of the White House, of the National Mall area and, at the top of the hill, the U.S. Capitol. Title from item. Printed on lower right:... 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.

Capitol Washington

Capitol Washington

Print shows a bird's-eye view of the east front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Title from item. Printed below image at center: Plumbeotype. (DLC/PP-47235) Forms part of: Popular graphic art print filin... more

Inauguration of Gen. Taylor, March fourth, 1849 / W.W. Butt.

Inauguration of Gen. Taylor, March fourth, 1849 / W.W. Butt.

President Taylor delivering his inaugural speech, on the steps of the Capitol. "From recent daguereotypes [sic] by Plumbe". Illus. in: Brother Jonathan, p. 1. Ref. copy in PRES FILE - Taylor, Zachary Inauguration.

Monument to the memory of the "Herveor of Tripoli." The birth of the American Navy, now at Naval Academy school, Annapolis, Md.

Monument to the memory of the "Herveor of Tripoli." The birth of the A...

Photograph shows the Tripoli Naval Monument on the grounds of United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. Moved in 1860 to the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

The national union

The national union

A patriotic, illustrated sheet music cover for a song composed by Charles Collins, Jr., and dedicated to Kentucky senator Henry Clay. The work celebrates Clay's efforts to preserve the Union, and was a product ... more

[Perspective view of Capitol]

[Perspective view of Capitol]

Photograph of architectural drawing showing U.S. Capitol, with people in foreground. In album: Benjamin Brown French "Photographs," p. 161. Title from item. On drawing: Original design adopted by the President ... more

Chamber of Representatives (Washington) / C.R., DEL, John Poppel, SC.

Chamber of Representatives (Washington) / C.R., DEL, John Poppel, SC.

Print showing House of Representatives in session. Upper left side above image: Ms C. L. No. 1558. Title from item. Identical image in PPOC with title: Die Congress-Halle im Capitol (Washington); Aus d. Kunstan... more

Dome of U.S. Capitol, ribs of cupola, third section

Dome of U.S. Capitol, ribs of cupola, third section

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

[Diagram for Constuction of steps to entrance of U.S. Capitol]

[Diagram for Constuction of steps to entrance of U.S. Capitol]

Drawing. This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Details of dome, carriages of stairway of drum

Details of dome, carriages of stairway of drum

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Details of boiler fronts

Details of boiler fronts

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Cellar, north wing, junction of air-ducts

Cellar, north wing, junction of air-ducts

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Details of western stairway, basement story, north wing

Details of western stairway, basement story, north wing

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Iron backs of corner seats of gallery, Senate

Iron backs of corner seats of gallery, Senate

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Extension of the U.S. Capitol, north wing

Extension of the U.S. Capitol, north wing

Drawing. This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Key of windows on colonnade of dome

Key of windows on colonnade of dome

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Dome of U.S. Capitol, exception in first section of main ribs and horizontal braces ...

Dome of U.S. Capitol, exception in first section of main ribs and hori...

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Cross braces to connect the inner and outer entablature of dome

Cross braces to connect the inner and outer entablature of dome

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Details of peristyle of dome

Details of peristyle of dome

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Details of dome, carriages "a" of stairway in drum

Details of dome, carriages "a" of stairway in drum

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Entablature, Balustrade, and ceiling of western portico of south wing

Entablature, Balustrade, and ceiling of western portico of south wing

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Coil for House of Representatives

Coil for House of Representatives

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Details of dome, doors in drum, east and west heading to floor of peristyle

Details of dome, doors in drum, east and west heading to floor of peri...

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Plan of foundations

Plan of foundations

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Plan of floor of Hall of Representatives with the air ducts and registers

Plan of floor of Hall of Representatives with the air ducts and regist...

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Entablature, balustrade, and ceiling of western portico of south corridor

Entablature, balustrade, and ceiling of western portico of south corri...

U.S. Capitol (drawing). Entire LOT has copy negs - BCO 6/12/87. This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Plinth of columns for peristyle of dome

Plinth of columns for peristyle of dome

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Dome--exterior

Dome--exterior

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Details of key of windows, interior of dome

Details of key of windows, interior of dome

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Dumb waiter for refreshment room

Dumb waiter for refreshment room

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Arrangement of pipe connections to boilers and pumps, south wing

Arrangement of pipe connections to boilers and pumps, south wing

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Plan of ceiling of western stairway, south wing

Plan of ceiling of western stairway, south wing

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Door for coil chamber, committee rooms

Door for coil chamber, committee rooms

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Details of north wing

Details of north wing

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Differential pressure valves

Differential pressure valves

U.S. Capitol? (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Dome of U.S. Capitol, horizontal braces between main ribs

Dome of U.S. Capitol, horizontal braces between main ribs

Drawing. This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Details of architrave, full size interior order of dome

Details of architrave, full size interior order of dome

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Details of boiler fronts

Details of boiler fronts

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Details of Members' retiring room, south wing

Details of Members' retiring room, south wing

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Design for chairs of Halls of Congress
Plan of principal story

Plan of principal story

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Longitudinal section through north wing

Longitudinal section through north wing

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Boilers for heating and ventilating

Boilers for heating and ventilating

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Coal barrow

Coal barrow

U.S. Capitol? (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Base of dome, top of balustrade of building

Base of dome, top of balustrade of building

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Plan, section and details of ceiling of western stairway, north wing

Plan, section and details of ceiling of western stairway, north wing

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Register for doors in dark rooms

Register for doors in dark rooms

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Air-duct for Senate Chamber, north wing

Air-duct for Senate Chamber, north wing

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Pillars in pillasters of drum of dome

Pillars in pillasters of drum of dome

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Details of boiler fronts

Details of boiler fronts

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Details of interior of new dome

Details of interior of new dome

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Development of stairway through ribs of coupola, dome of [U.S.] Capitol

Development of stairway through ribs of coupola, dome of [U.S.] Capito...

Drawing. This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Plan of vaults for heating apparatus

Plan of vaults for heating apparatus

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

New dome, temporary roof over rotunda

New dome, temporary roof over rotunda

U.S. Capitol (drawing). This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Library Of Congress

The objects in this archive are from Library of Congress - the nation’s first established cultural institution and the largest library in the world, with millions of items including books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library provides Congress, the federal government and the American people with a rich, diverse and enduring source of knowledge to inform, inspire and engage them and support their intellectual and creative endeavors.

Disclaimer: A work of the Library of Congress is "a work prepared by an officer or employee" of the federal government "as part of that person's official duties." In general, under section 105 of the Copyright Act, such works are not entitled to domestic copyright protection under U.S. law and are therefore in the public domain. This website is developed as a part of the world's largest public domain archive, PICRYL.com, and not developed or endorsed by the Library of Congress, https://www.picryl.com

Developed by GetArchive, 2015-2020