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Houses of Lords and Commons

Houses of Lords and Commons

Information from accompanying cards: Fore edge painting of Houses of Lords and Commons. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

View of the federal ediface in New York

View of the federal ediface in New York

Print shows exterior view of Federal Hall, designated the site of the federal government in 1788, New York City, New York. Title from item. Illus. in: The Columbian magazine, or, Monthly miscellany. Philadelphi... more

[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

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

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

Architectural drawing showing Thornton's proposed design, known as the Tortola Scheme.

Patriotic regeneration, viz. parliament reform'd, a la francoise, that is honest men (i.e. opposition,) in the seat of justice

Patriotic regeneration, viz. parliament reform'd, a la francoise, that...

The interior of the House of Commons. The Speaker's chair and the table are in the foreground on the extreme left. Only the Opposition benches are visible and are crowded with English sansculottes wearing bonne... more

Political candour, i.e. coalition resolutions of June 14th, 1805

Political candour, i.e. coalition resolutions of June 14th, 1805

Fox makes a speech in the House of Commons; a large section of the crowded Opposition benches is shown (r.). Pitt sits alone on the Treasury Bench, his profile only appearing on the extreme left. The rest of th... more

Political candour, i.e. coalition resolutions of June 14th, 1805

Political candour, i.e. coalition resolutions of June 14th, 1805

Fox makes a speech in the House of Commons; a large section of the crowded Opposition benches is shown (r.). Pitt sits alone on the Treasury Bench, his profile only appearing on the extreme left. The rest of th... more

The capitol at Washington / designed and published by W. Birch, enamel painter, Springland near Bristol, Pennsylv'a.

The capitol at Washington / designed and published by W. Birch, enamel...

Print of title page for "The country seats of the United States of North America, with some scenes connected with them" showing an eagle holding a stars and stripes shield above the construction of the two wing... more

Houses of Parliament and Westminster Bridge

Houses of Parliament and Westminster Bridge

Information from accompanying cards: With a very fine fore-edge painting of the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Bridge, an attractive example of the art showing the scene as viewed from across the Thames. ... more

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

East front of the Capitol / W.I Stone aquat.

East front of the Capitol / W.I Stone aquat.

Print shows an exterior view of the east front of the U.S. Capitol, with view of the north facade. Title from item. Printed at bottom: Engd. for the National Calendar, 1823.

Boston, Massachusetts. State House

Boston, Massachusetts. State House

State House, Beacon Hill, built 1798, Charles Bulfinch [architect] Courtesy of Boston Public Library

[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).

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

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).

[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

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

Boston, Massachusetts. City Hall and U.S.B. Bank

Boston, Massachusetts. City Hall and U.S.B. Bank

Old State House, State Street Courtesy of Boston Public Library

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

Capitol of the state of Indiana. I. Town & A.J. Davis architects Capitol, Indiana. Plan of principal floor. Peribolus.

Capitol of the state of Indiana. I. Town & A.J. Davis architects Capit...

Print shows an oblique view of the third Capitol building of the state of Indiana; the Greek revival style building, patterned after the Parthenon, was designed by Ithiel Town & Alexander J. Davis, architects. ... 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

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

Detail from the historic library in the North Carolina Capitol in Raleigh

Detail from the historic library in the North Carolina Capitol in Rale...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The former seat of the legislature, it still houses the offices of the governor of North Carolina governor and remains largely unchang... more

The onetime Senate Chambers in the North Carolina Capitol in Raleigh

The onetime Senate Chambers in the North Carolina Capitol in Raleigh

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The former seat of the legislature, it still houses the offices of the governor of North Carolina governor and remains largely unchang... more

The onetime House of Representatives Chamber in the North Carolina Capitol in Raleigh

The onetime House of Representatives Chamber in the North Carolina Cap...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The former seat of the legislature, it still houses the offices of the governor of North Carolina governor and remains largely unchang... more

The onetime office of the state geologist in the North Carolina Capitol in Raleigh

The onetime office of the state geologist in the North Carolina Capito...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The former seat of the legislature, it still houses the offices of the governor of North Carolina governor and remains largely unchang... more

A most unusual statue of the first U.S. president, George Washington, in a toga, in the North Carolina Capitol in Raleigh

A most unusual statue of the first U.S. president, George Washington, ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Sculptors: Antonio Canova, Guiseppe Cerrachi, and Romano Vio (Source: docsouth.unc.edu, 2018) The former seat of the legislature, it s... more

Historic library in the North Carolina Capitol in Raleigh

Historic library in the North Carolina Capitol in Raleigh

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The former seat of the legislature, it still houses the offices of the governor of North Carolina governor and remains largely unchang... more

Back of the State House, Philadelphia / designed & published by W. Birch enamel painter, 1800.

Back of the State House, Philadelphia / designed & published by W. Bir...

Print showing rear view of Independence Hall and the area behind with pedestrians and group of four Native Americans walking and sitting on the lawn. Title from item. Inscribed in pencil below plate mark: This ... more

The onetime House of Representatives Chamber in the North Carolina Capitol in Raleigh

The onetime House of Representatives Chamber in the North Carolina Cap...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The former seat of the legislature, it still houses the offices of the governor of North Carolina governor and remains largely unchang... more

Jefferson City E. Sachse del

Jefferson City E. Sachse del

Drawing shows a scene near the waterfront with a capitol building atop a hill next to the Missouri River where a steamboat approaches the shore; shows other buildings along the waterfront and, in the foreground... 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

Philadelphia State-house / / drawn from nature by Aug. Köllner; lith. by Deroy; printed by Cattier.

Philadelphia State-house / / drawn from nature by Aug. Köllner; lith. ...

Title from item. (DLC/PP-2001:068) Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress. Forms part of: Popular graphic art print filing series (Library of Congress).

Boston, Massachusetts. Boston Common

Boston, Massachusetts. Boston Common

Boston Common and State House Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Senate
Boston, Massachusetts. Old State House

Boston, Massachusetts. Old State House

Old State House, State Street Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Washington from the Potomac

Washington from the Potomac

Sketch shows the Capitol and Washington DC from the Potomac. Wallis was a British Commissioner from the Foreign Office to the United States in 1853. Originally 1 of 37 drawings in portfolios with binder's title... more

Alexandria on the Potomac, Washington in the distance

Alexandria on the Potomac, Washington in the distance

Sketch shows ships docked on the waterfront of Alexandria, Virginia, with Washington's Capitol dome rising in the distance. Wallis was a British Commissioner from the Foreign Office to the United States in 1853... more

[United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.). Dome and portico. East front. Rendered elevation]. / Tho. U. Walter, architect of new dome & c.
Richmond, Va. drawn f. natur. engrav. lith. printing by L.A. Ramm Main st. 219 Richd. Va

Richmond, Va. drawn f. natur. engrav. lith. printing by L.A. Ramm Main...

Print shows a bird's-eye view of Richmond, Virginia, with the James River in the foreground, railroad bridge with a passenger train passing over it on the left, additional bridges on the right, and the Virginia... more