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[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: "Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, Md."
Gift; Mrs. James Porter; (5:69).
Reference copy also available in: U.S. GEOG FILE Washington, D.C. Views Aerial & Bird's-eye

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Chase, W. M. (William M.), 1818 or 1819-1901, photographer


Washington, District of Columbia, United States38.90719, -77.03687
Google Map of 38.9071923, -77.03687070000001


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