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[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.

[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.

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

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).

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.

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

[East front of the United States Capitol]

[East front of the United States Capitol]

View of the east front of the U.S. Capitol.

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

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.

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.

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.

Democratic ticket.  Liberty & equal rights

Democratic ticket. Liberty & equal rights

An illustrated election ticket for Martin Van Buren and Richard M. Johnson, listing Ohio's Democratic electors for the presidential race of 1836. The ticket is illustrated with a wood-engraving of Van Buren as... 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.

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.

A hard road to hoe!  Or, the White House Turnpike, macadamized by the north benders

A hard road to hoe! Or, the White House Turnpike, macadamized by the ...

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

Harrison quadrilles

Harrison quadrilles

An illustrated sheet music cover for a set of "popular airs" for the piano, dedicated by the publisher to "Whigs of the United States." A Whig campaign piece, the work eulogizes the supposed humble rusticity of... 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

The almighty lever

The almighty lever

E. W. Clay's apocalyptic allegory has public opinion as a giant lever, tilting decisively in favor of the Whigs late in the presidential campaign of 1840. In a symbolic landscape masses of people climb onto the... more

Footrace, Pennsylvania Avenue. Stakes $25,000

Footrace, Pennsylvania Avenue. Stakes $25,000

The race for a $25,000 prize (the president's salary) is a metaphor for the 1844 campaign. The favored contender here is Henry Clay. The other runners are James K. Polk and John Tyler, while commentaries are of... more

Hoboken Clay Club

Hoboken Clay Club

Print shows a Whig campaign badge produced for the Hoboken Clay Club featuring portraits of candidates Henry Clay (right) and Theodore Frelinghuysen (left). The portraits, in overlapping ovals, are surmounted b... more

[Clay-Frelinghuysen campaign badge]

[Clay-Frelinghuysen campaign badge]

An earlier state or proof of number 1844-6, this impression is printed on silk and lacks the "Hoboken Clay Club" overprinting. (The scrolls are left blank.)

Capitol of the United States at Washington / engraved & published by Alfred Jones No. 34 Liberty St. N. York.

Capitol of the United States at Washington / engraved & published by A...

Print shows a view of the U.S. Capitol building from the west, with pedestrians in an area that now forms the National Mall. Includes a bust portrait of George Washington, right profile, on medallion, at bottom center.

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.

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.

Town & country making another drive at the great question.--No go!!

Town & country making another drive at the great question.--No go!!

A mild reproof of Zachary Taylor's evasion of the slavery question in the campaign of 1848. Although Taylor's views were widely broadcast in the form of published letters, his stand on the main issue--the Wilmo... more

The place we hear about

The place we hear about

Another grim portrayal of violent goldfield life in California, similar to "Things as They Are" (no. 1849-3) and equally critical of the outgoing Polk administration. Here again mayhem erupts, as prospectors an... more

Things as they are

Things as they are

Perkins's grim picture of conditions in the goldfields of California during the 1849 Gold Rush contains a backhanded swipe at the outgoing Polk administration. In the foreground, violence breaks out against a ... more

Washington aus der Vogelperspective / Druck v. Weger, Leipzig.

Washington aus der Vogelperspective / Druck v. Weger, Leipzig.

Engraving shows visitors on grounds of partially constructed United States Capitol building.

Monolith for columns, Capitol extension

Monolith for columns, Capitol extension

Photograph showing a 14 ton column being transported on a six wheel wagon drawn by oxen for an addition to the Capitol.

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.

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.

Columbia and her rejected suitor

Columbia and her rejected suitor

A fond yet sardonic tribute to the aging Massachusetts statesman Daniel Webster, whose final bid for the Whig presidential nomination was defeated by Winfield Scott in 1852. The artist is wryly critical of the... more

The poor soldier & his ticket for soup

The poor soldier & his ticket for soup

The presidential aspirations of Whig general Winfield Scott during the 1852 election are again belittled. Scott, in a tattered uniform and supporting himself on a crutch, extends his feathered cap toward the fi... more

[Perspective view of Capitol]

[Perspective view of Capitol]

Photograph of architectural drawing showing U.S. Capitol with people in foreground.

[United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.). Dome and portico. East front. Rendered elevation]. / Tho. U. Walter, architect of new dome & c.
Example of column in U.S. Capitol

Example of column in U.S. Capitol

Photograph of architectural drawing showing a column with corn plants on the capitol.

[Panel details from bronze doors for the east portico of the Senate wing, U.S. Capitoll]

[Panel details from bronze doors for the east portico of the Senate wi...

Photograph of bronze doors detail showing two panels from top of right valve, one depicting the battle of Bunker Hill and death of General Warren and the other depicting the battle of Monmouth and rebuke of General Lee.

[Panel and medallion details from bronze doors for the east portico of the Senate wing, U.S. Capitol]

[Panel and medallion details from bronze doors for the east portico of...

Photograph of bronze doors detail showing panel, depicting the battle of Yorktown and gallantry of Alexander Hamilton, and allegorical medallion of war, depicting Hessian soldier and New Jersey farmer, from bot... more

[Bronze doors for the east portico of the House wing, U.S. Capitol]

[Bronze doors for the east portico of the House wing, U.S. Capitol]

Photograph of maquette of bronze doors for the U.S. Capitol by Thomas Crawford depicting events in American history.

[Panel and medallion details from bronze doors for the east portico of the Senate wing, U.S. Capitol]

[Panel and medallion details from bronze doors for the east portico of...

Photograph of bronze doors detail showing panel, depicting ovation for George Washington at Trenton, New Jersey, and allegorical medallion of peace and agriculture, from bottom of left valve.

[Bronze doors for the east portico of the Senate wing, U.S. Capitol]

[Bronze doors for the east portico of the Senate wing, U.S. Capitol]

Photograph of maquette of bronze doors for the U.S. Capitol by Thomas Crawford depicting events in the life of George Washington and Revolutionary War battles.

[Panel detail from bronze doors for the east portico of the Senate wing, U.S. Capitol]

[Panel detail from bronze doors for the east portico of the Senate win...

Photograph of bronze doors detail showing panel from left valve, depicting inauguration of George Washington.

Ceiling of the Vice President's room, north wing

Ceiling of the Vice President's room, north wing

Photograph of lost architectural drawing showing design for a ceiling fresco depicting William Brewster, Americus Vespucius, Christopher Columbus, Benjamin Franklin, and allegorical figures for Legislation, Re... more

Capitol construction, from north west. Progressive view of dome, no. 1

Capitol construction, from north west. Progressive view of dome, no. 1

Photograph showing beginning stages of adding the dome to the Capitol.

Cast iron column for peristyle of dome, U.S. Capitol

Cast iron column for peristyle of dome, U.S. Capitol

Photograph showing team of six horses pulling a wagon carrying a column for the Capitol.

Progressive view of dome, first column on roof, 2; east front from Senate (north wing) roof, looking south

Progressive view of dome, first column on roof, 2; east front from Sen...

Photograph showing beginning stages of adding the dome to the Capitol.

[Bronze doors for the House wing (later moved to the central east front entrance), U.S. Capitol]

[Bronze doors for the House wing (later moved to the central east fron...

Photograph of maquette of bronze doors for the U.S. Capitol by Randolph Rogers depicting events in the life of Columbus.

United States Capitol, Washington, D.C.

United States Capitol, Washington, D.C.

Print shows the east front of the U.S. Capitol as seen from the south-east, with pedestrians and horsedrawn carriages on plaza in front.

Construction for supporting ceiling of Senate chamber, n. wing

Construction for supporting ceiling of Senate chamber, n. wing

Photograph showing scaffolding and pipes during the construction of the Capitol.

East portico - looking south

East portico - looking south

Photograph shows east front of the U.S. Capitol including Horatio Greenough's sculpture "The Rescue" and Luigi Persico's sculptures "Discovery of America" and "War."

[American Indian figure for the clock in the House of Representatives chamber]

[American Indian figure for the clock in the House of Representatives ...

Photograph of maquette showing American Indian figure by William H. Rinehart from behind.

[Clock for the House of Representatives chamber flanked by American Indian and backwoodsman figures]

[Clock for the House of Representatives chamber flanked by American In...

Photograph of design drawing for clock with maquettes of figures by William H. Rinehart.

[Plaster copy of statue of George Washington]

[Plaster copy of statue of George Washington]

Photograph of plaster copy of a statue by William Hubard after an original by Jean-Antoine Houdon showing George Washington standing, dressed in his Revolutionary War uniform, holding a walking cane in one hand... more

Landing of pilgrims, 1620

Landing of pilgrims, 1620

Photograph of maquette of Erastus Dow Palmer's proposed pediment design for the south wing of the U.S. Capitol.

[Capitol construction work]

[Capitol construction work]

Photograph showing a yard with barn and building materials; two horses pull a wagon into the barn.

"Washington" by Houdon. Original in State-house at Richmond, Va.

"Washington" by Houdon. Original in State-house at Richmond, Va.

Photograph of plaster copy of a statue by William Hubard after an original by Jean-Antoine Houdon showing George Washington standing, dressed in his Revolutionary War uniform, holding a walking cane in one hand... more

Corinthian capital, U.S. Capitol

Corinthian capital, U.S. Capitol

Photograph of maquette showing a Corinthian capital upon a stand, in front of a barn-like structure.

East front looking north. Progressive views of dome iv

East front looking north. Progressive views of dome iv

Photograph showing east front of the Capitol with peristyle in progress. Men, including Montgomery C. Meigs, stand in driveway.

East front from grounds. Progressive views of dome, no. iii. Columns of peristyle in position

East front from grounds. Progressive views of dome, no. iii. Columns o...

Photograph showing beginning stages of adding the dome to the Capitol.

Grand stairway - top

Grand stairway - top

Photographs showing stairhall with columns and chandelier, probably in the U.S. Capitol.

[Detail of "Justice and History" to be placed above Senate bronze doors, East Portico, U.S. Capitol]

[Detail of "Justice and History" to be placed above Senate bronze door...

Photograph of maquette showing allegorical Justice and History figures by Thomas Crawford.

9 feet engine lathe

9 feet engine lathe

Photograph showing lathe used in the construction of the U.S. Capitol.

[Backwoodsman figure for the clock in the House of Representatives chamber]

[Backwoodsman figure for the clock in the House of Representatives cha...

Photograph of maquette showing backwoodsman figure by William H. Rinehart from behind.

Perspective, east front, looking south

Perspective, east front, looking south

Photograph showing beginning phase of adding dome to Capitol.