This is a sheet showing views of various important buildings in the Washington D. C. area. At the top of the print is a portrait of George Washington, flanked by an image of Mount Vernon on the left and his tomb on the right. Below the portrait is an image of a statue of Freedom with interior images of the Senate building to either side.

Below these are images of important buildings and locations around Washington which are as follows: the United States General Post Office, United States Treasury, the Observatory, the White House, the Military Asylum, the Columbia Armory, the War Department, the Willard Hotel, the United States Navy Yard, the United States Arsenal, Matthew Church, the City Hall, Trinity Church, Georgetown College, an elevated view of Georgetown, the National Hotel, the Lunatic Asylum, the United States Patent Office, the Smithsonian Institute, a building dedicated to the Fine Arts, a statue of Andrew Jackson, and a statute of Washington by Clark Mills.

At the bottom of the sheet is a birds-eye view of the Senate building with the National Mall in the background. Below this image is a vignette of the Washington Monument, at center a scene of Washington as a General during the American Revolution, on the left Columbia, the goddess of Liberty, with flags and two cherubs, on the right.

Date

1860


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Ink on paper, hand-colored engraving


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 31 in. × 8 3/16 in. (78.74 cm × 20.8 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 30 1/4 in. × 7 5/8 in. (76.84 cm × 19.37 cm)


Credit

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley DeForest Scott, 1985


Marks

Printed at top of sheet around portrait of Washington in block script: "First in War/First in Peace/and First in the hearts of his Countrymen."
Printed below each corresponding vignette in italic script: "Mount Vernon /Tomb of Washington /House of Representatives /the Senate /United States General Post Office/ United States Treasury/ the Observatory /the White House / the Military Asylum /the Columbia Armory /the War Department /Jackson Monument /the Willard Hotel /the United States Navy Yard /the United States Arsenal /Matthew Church /the City Hall Trinity Church /Georgetown College /an elevated view of Georgetown / the National Hotel /the Lunatic Asylum /the United States /Patent Office /the Smithsonian Institute /Dedicated to the Fine Arts /Mills, Statue of Washington".
Printed above vignette of view of the Capital in italic script: "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1860 by Shel, Rond[illeigble] In."
Printed below view of Senate building on right in italic script: "Published by Chas. Magnus .No 12 Frankfort Street. N. York."
Printed above and below image of Washington Monument in block script: "Panorama of Washington."


Object Number

SC-154


Colors


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