Sketches show studies for circular, rectilinear, domed, and pyramidal monuments, also notations and computations on verso. Some schemes probably for U.S. Capitol.
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
Covers the area bounded by 1st St. east, A St. south, A St. north, and the Capitol. Relief shown by spot heights. Pen-and-ink. Oriented with north to the left. Cloth backing. Includes notes. Available also thro... more
Shows block numbers, block dimensions, and street widths. Covers area bounded by D St. north, 2nd St. east, C St. south, and 4th St. west. Pen-and-ink and lead pencil. Mounted on cloth backing. Available also t... more
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).
Shows some block numbers. Relief shown by spot heights. Pen-and-ink and lead pencil. Includes text and table of elevations. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Phillips. W... more
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
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
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
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
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
Covers area bounded by 2nd St. east, D St. south, 6th St. west, and D St. north, including eastern part of the Mall. Relief shown by shading. Partial cadastral map showing buildings, some lots, and block number... more
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
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
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
Covers area bounded by C St. north, 1st St. east, C St. south, and 7th St. west, including eastern part of the Mall. Partial cadastral map showing block numbers, some lots, dimensions, and street widths. Black ... more
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.
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
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).
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).
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).
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
A crude satire on the obstacles facing Van Buren's reelection effort in 1840. Weighed down by a large bundle labeled "Sub Treasury," Van Buren follows the lead of Andrew Jackson toward the White House. His wa... more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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