Architectural drawing showing Thornton's proposed design, known as the Tortola Scheme, with alternative design for flanking pavilions mounted to right.
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
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).
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
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.
Engraving showing Capitol building in background; people walking, riding horses, riding in carriages on road leading to the Capitol.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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