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Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and also known as D.C. or Washington, is the capital city of the United States of America. It is located on the Potomac River bordering Maryland and Virginia, with Congress holding its first session there in 1800. The city was named for George Washington, the first president of the United States and a Founding Father, and the federal district is named after Columbia, a female personification of the nation. As the seat of the U.S. federal government and several international organizations, the city is an important world political capital. It is one of the most visited cities in the U.S., with over 20 million visitors in 2016.

The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of U.S. Congress; the district is therefore not a part of any U.S. state. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River near the country's East Coast. The City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the national capital. In 1801, the land, formerly part of Maryland and Virginia (including the settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria), officially became recognized as the federal district. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia, including the city of Alexandria; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the district.

The city had an estimated population of 705,749 as of July 2019, making it the 20th-most populous city in the U.S. and giving it a population larger than that of two U.S. states. Commuters from the surrounding Maryland and Virginia suburbs raise the city's daytime population to more than one million during the workweek. Washington's metropolitan area, the country's sixth-largest (including parts of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia), had a 2017 estimated population of 6.2 million residents.

The three branches of the U.S. federal government are centered in the district: Congress (legislative), the president (executive), and the Supreme Court (judicial). Washington is home to many national monuments and museums, primarily situated on or around the National Mall. The city hosts 177 foreign embassies as well as the headquarters of many international organizations, trade unions, non-profits, lobbying groups, and professional associations, including the World Bank Group, the International Monetary Fund, the Organization of American States, the AARP, the National Geographic Society, the Human Rights Campaign, the International Finance Corporation, and the American Red Cross.

A locally elected mayor and a 13‑member council have governed the district since 1973. Congress maintains supreme authority over the city and may overturn local laws. D.C. residents elect a non-voting, at-large congressional delegate to the House of Representatives, but the district has no representation in the Senate. District voters choose three presidential electors in accordance with the Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratified in 1961.

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911: President George W. Bush in President's Emergency Operations Center (PEOC), 09/11/2001.

911: President George W. Bush in President's Emergency Operations Cent...

Original Caption: Mrs. Laura Bush listens Tuesday, September 11, 2001, as President George W. Bush discusses the terrorist attacks with White House staff in the President's Emergency Operations Center. Also pic... More

Unknown Solider, Washington, D.C.

Unknown Solider, Washington, D.C.

The Unknown Soldier being taken to Arlington National Cemetery

Washington, D. C. , May 29, 2009 -- President Obama at FEMA headquarters at a meeting of the Homeland Security Council, with him at the head of the table is the President of the Council, John O. Brennen.  June 1 marks the beginning of hurricane season and Mr. Obama was briefed by Federal Agencies and Departments that respond to Hurricanes.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, D. C. , May 29, 2009 -- President Obama at FEMA headquarte...

The original database describes this as: Title: President Obama visits FEMA headquarters Production Date: 05/29/2009 Caption: Washington, D. C. , May 29, 2009 -- President Obama at FEMA headquarters at a mee... More

Classical Revival style building built in 1925, 14th and G St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Classical Revival style building built in 1925, 14th and G St., NW, Wa...

Formerly the National Bank of Washington which was the oldest bank in Washington, D.C. It closed around 1999 when it was taken over by the FDIC. It was designed by Alfred C. Bossom and Jules-Henri de Sibour. Pl... More

Classical Revival style building built in 1925, 14th and G St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Classical Revival style building built in 1925, 14th and G St., NW, Wa...

Formerly the National Bank of Washington which was the oldest bank in Washington, D.C. It closed around 1999 when it was taken over by the FDIC. It was designed by Alfred C. Bossom and Jules-Henri de Sibour. Pl... More

Classical Revival style building built in 1925, 14th and G St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Classical Revival style building built in 1925, 14th and G St., NW, Wa...

Formerly the National Bank of Washington which was the oldest bank in Washington, D.C. It closed around 1999 when it was taken over by the FDIC. It was designed by Alfred C. Bossom and Jules-Henri de Sibour. Pl... More

Classical Revival style building built in 1925, 14th and G St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Classical Revival style building built in 1925, 14th and G St., NW, Wa...

Formerly the National Bank of Washington which was the oldest bank in Washington, D.C. It closed around 1999 when it was taken over by the FDIC. It was designed by Alfred C. Bossom and Jules-Henri de Sibour. Pl... More

Classical Revival style building built in 1925, 14th and G St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Classical Revival style building built in 1925, 14th and G St., NW, Wa...

Formerly the National Bank of Washington which was the oldest bank in Washington, D.C. It closed around 1999 when it was taken over by the FDIC. It was designed by Alfred C. Bossom and Jules-Henri de Sibour. Pl... More

16th Annual National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wreathlaying Ceremony

16th Annual National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wreathlaying Ce...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - An officer stands by a wreath during the 16th Annual National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wreathlaying Ceremony, Oct. 10, 2007. USCG photo by PA1 Adam Eggers

National Memorial Baptist Church, on the corner of Columbia Rd. and 15th St., NW, Washington, D.C.

National Memorial Baptist Church, on the corner of Columbia Rd. and 15...

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of District of Columbia Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Pr... More

1333 16th St., NW, Washington, D.C.

1333 16th St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of District of Columbia Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Pr... More

Jewish Community Center, 16th St. near intersection with Q St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Jewish Community Center, 16th St. near intersection with Q St., NW, Wa...

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of District of Columbia Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Pr... More

16th Annual National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wreathlaying Ceremony

16th Annual National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wreathlaying Ce...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Two Coast Guard officers lay roses on a memorial during the 16th Annual National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wreathlaying Ceremony, Oct. 10, 2007. The officers were honoring Petty Offi... More

16th Annual National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wreathlaying Ceremony

16th Annual National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wreathlaying Ce...

WASHINGTON; D.C. - Two Coast Guard officers lay roses on a memorial during the 16th Annual National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wreathlaying Ceremony, Oct. 10 2007. The officers were honoring Petty Offic... More

Church of Christ, 16th St. near the intersection with Decatur St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Church of Christ, 16th St. near the intersection with Decatur St., NW,...

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of District of Columbia Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Pr... More

Trinity AME Zion Church, 16th St. near intersection with Meridan Pl., NW, Washington, D.C.

Trinity AME Zion Church, 16th St. near intersection with Meridan Pl., ...

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of District of Columbia Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Pr... More

Mexican Cultural Institute, located on 16th St., near intersection with Harvard St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Mexican Cultural Institute, located on 16th St., near intersection wit...

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of District of Columbia Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Pr... More

Stem cell donor gives hope

Stem cell donor gives hope

U.S. Army Spc. Amanda N. Reynolds donates stem cells as a donor for the C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, June 12, 2013. The C.W... More

16th Annual National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wreathlaying Ceremony

16th Annual National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wreathlaying Ce...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - WASHINGTON, D.C. - A bagpiper plays during the 16th Annual National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wreathlaying Ceremony, Oct. 10, 2007. USCG Photo by PA1 Adam Eggers

Church of Christ, 16th St. near the intersection with Decatur St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Church of Christ, 16th St. near the intersection with Decatur St., NW,...

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of District of Columbia Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Pr... More

Sixth Presbyterian Church, 5400 block of 16th St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Sixth Presbyterian Church, 5400 block of 16th St., NW, Washington, D.C...

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of District of Columbia Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Pr... More

Apartment buildings, 16th St. near intersection with W St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Apartment buildings, 16th St. near intersection with W St., NW, Washin...

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of District of Columbia Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Pr... More

Trinity AME Zion Church, 16th St. near intersection with Meridan Pl., NW, Washington, D.C.

Trinity AME Zion Church, 16th St. near intersection with Meridan Pl., ...

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of District of Columbia Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Pr... More

Carnegie Institution of Washington, 16th St. at intersection with P St., NW, Washington, D.C

Carnegie Institution of Washington, 16th St. at intersection with P St...

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of District of Columbia Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Pr... More

Shrine of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 16th St. near intersection with Park Road, NW, Washington, D.C.

Shrine of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 16th St. near intersection...

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of District of Columbia Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Pr... More

Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Glenn

Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Glenn

Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Glenn M. Walters attends the 16th annual Salute to the Military Night, Washington, D.C., Feb. 20, 2018. Each year the Washington Capitals dedicate a home game to th... More

Buildings, 16th St., near intersection with P St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Buildings, 16th St., near intersection with P St., NW, Washington, D.C...

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of District of Columbia Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Pr... More

Sixth Presbyterian Church, 5400 block of 16th St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Sixth Presbyterian Church, 5400 block of 16th St., NW, Washington, D.C...

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of District of Columbia Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Pr... More

16th Annual National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wreathlaying Ceremony

16th Annual National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wreathlaying Ce...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - WASHINGTON, D.C. - A bagpiper plays during the 16th Annual National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wreathlaying Ceremony, Oct. 10, 2007. USCG photo by PA1 Adam Eggers

[Second Floor Corridor. Printers' marks+Columns. Printer's mark of Conrad Baumgarten in West Corridor. Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.]

[Second Floor Corridor. Printers' marks+Columns. Printer's mark of Con...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of the Library of Congress Series in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Green, the 18th

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Green, the 18th

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Green, the 18th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, takes a moment to read the words of the Gettysburg Address written by the 16th President of the United States, Abraham L... More

Sixth Presbyterian Church, 5400 block of 16th St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Sixth Presbyterian Church, 5400 block of 16th St., NW, Washington, D.C...

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of District of Columbia Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Pr... More

Row houses, 16th near Q St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Row houses, 16th near Q St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of District of Columbia Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Pr... More

[The visitation], Albrecht Durer, German, Nuremberg.

[The visitation], Albrecht Durer, German, Nuremberg.

Print after Albrecht Dürer's woodcut Visitation, no. 8 in his Life of the Virgin series, shows the Virgin and St. Elizabeth, both pregnant, greeting each other as Zacharias stands in a doorway. Dürer's pet dog ... More

Schiller, Friedrich von, Washington, D.C.

Schiller, Friedrich von, Washington, D.C.

Entwerfer: Guillelmus (1162) Drucker: Lange, Gustav Georg Druck: Bureau de Numismatique in Paris Datierung: 1827 / 1843 Erscheinungsort: Paris Druckort: Darmstadt

Schiller, Friedrich von, Washington, D.C

Schiller, Friedrich von, Washington, D.C

Entwerfer: Guillelmus (1162) Drucker: Lange, Gustav Georg Druck: Bureau de Numismatique in Paris Datierung: 1827 / 1843 Erscheinungsort: Paris Druckort: Darmstadt

John Triplett, , Map of a Road from Georgetown to Stevensburg

John Triplett, , Map of a Road from Georgetown to Stevensburg

Map of a Road from Georgetown to Stevensburg

Post Office, , List, Washington, D. C., to Orleans Territory

Post Office, , List, Washington, D. C., to Orleans Territory

List, Washington, D. C., to Orleans Territory

Thomas Jefferson, , Itinerary of Trip from Washington, D. C. to Charlottesville, Virginia

Thomas Jefferson, , Itinerary of Trip from Washington, D. C. to Charlo...

Itinerary of Trip from Washington, D. C. to Charlottesville, Virginia

Corcoran Gallery of Art

Corcoran Gallery of Art

Interior of the Corcoran Gallery of Art (now the Renwick Gallery) located at 1661 Pennsylvania Avenue. NW

Everhard Meyster lezend achter een bureau

Everhard Meyster lezend achter een bureau

Zelfportret van de schrijver Everhard Meyster lezend achter een hoog bureau. Naast hem een inktpot met een schrijfveer. Van boven naar beneden banderollen met de titels van zijn werken.

Philippus de Champaigne Bruxellensis pictor regius, ... / Se ipse pinxit ; G. Edelink sculpsit 1676.

Philippus de Champaigne Bruxellensis pictor regius, ... / Se ipse pinx...

Portrait print of artist Philippe de Champaigne, based on his self-portrait of 1668. Title from item. Marsh Collection. Published in: The first Smithsonian collection : the European engravings of George Perkins... More

Jan Luyken - Schrijver aan bureau bij geopend venster

Jan Luyken - Schrijver aan bureau bij geopend venster

Schrijver Willem Sluiter zittend aan zijn bureau bij een geopend venster.

DCM 1636: Michael Seyfrit Flute in C

DCM 1636: Michael Seyfrit Flute in C

Flute made after Stanesby, jr., DCM 1125, copy based on performance characteristics. Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Boxwood, brass key.; 62.4 cm. Key Holes System: 1 key, square flap. Mark Maximum: SEYFRI... More

Titelpagina van een rekenboek

Titelpagina van een rekenboek

Titelpagina van het eerste deel van Willem Bartjens 'Cyfferinge'. De prent bevat een rand met een bloemenmotief en gekrulde dieren. In het midden van de prent de titel en een afbeelding van de zee met drie sche... More

Nicolas Boileau bij zijn bureau met zijn muze

Nicolas Boileau bij zijn bureau met zijn muze

Nicolas Boileau bij zijn bureau. Zijn muze wijst hem op de werken van Peletier en Pradon. De voorstelling is gevat in een ornamentele omlijsting.

Nicolas Boileau bij zijn bureau met zijn muze

Nicolas Boileau bij zijn bureau met zijn muze

Nicolas Boileau bij zijn bureau. Zijn muze wijst hem op de werken van Peletier en Pradon. De voorstelling is gevat in een ornamentele omlijsting.

Nicolas Boileau bij zijn bureau met zijn muze

Nicolas Boileau bij zijn bureau met zijn muze

Nicolas Boileau bij zijn bureau. Zijn muze wijst hem op de werken van Peletier en Pradon. De voorstelling is gevat in een ornamentele omlijsting.

Thomas Jefferson, , Itinerary and Map of Trip from Washington, D. C. to Stevensburg

Thomas Jefferson, , Itinerary and Map of Trip from Washington, D. C. t...

Itinerary and Map of Trip from Washington, D. C. to Stevensburg

Part of Georgetown, Maryland /

Part of Georgetown, Maryland /

Cadastral survey map of area bounded by 33rd St., M St., Wisconsin Av. N.W., and the Georgetown waterfront, Washington D.C. Does not show ownership. Relief shown by hachures. Red ink, black ink, and blue wash. ... More

Map of George Town, 1751.

Map of George Town, 1751.

Cadastral map showing lot numbers. "Taken from George Town journal of the Commissioners, 1751 to 1789." Blueprint. Includes note. LC copy mounted on cloth backing and annotated in black ink: A.C. Harmon 1931. A... More

[Property survey of tracts and land grants in part of Maryland near Tiber Creek, now central Washington D.C.].

[Property survey of tracts and land grants in part of Maryland near Ti...

Cadastral map covering tracts named Jamaca, Port Royal, Burns Neglect, Elenor, Gleenings, Gordons Meddows, Knock, Houp Yard, and Cern Abbey Mannor. "Beginning of 'Cern Abbey Mannor' being a resurvey on Duddingt... More

[Property survey of that part of Prince Georges County, Maryland, later to become central Washington D.C.].

[Property survey of that part of Prince Georges County, Maryland, late...

Cadastral survey of tracts identified as Duddington Manor, New Troy, Gordons Meadows, Gleanings, Elinor, Bealls Leveles, Duddington Pasture, etc. Photocopy of ms. survey map. Oriented with north to the right. O... More

Plat of Carrollsburg / Historic map, Library of Congress

Plat of Carrollsburg / Historic map, Library of Congress

Cadastral survey map showing lot numbers and some initials of proprietors. Alternate title in ink on verso: Plan of Carrollsburg that now forms a part of Washington City. Brown and red inks. Oriented with north... More

Washington's reception at the White House 1776

Washington's reception at the White House 1776

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Kelly, T.

Thomas Jefferson, 1783, Table of Distances to Philadelphia, Trenton, and Georgetown

Thomas Jefferson, 1783, Table of Distances to Philadelphia, Trenton, a...

Table of Distances to Philadelphia, Trenton, and Georgetown

Map of landholdings in the part of Prince George's County (Md.) that is now central Washington D.C.

Map of landholdings in the part of Prince George's County (Md.) that i...

Shows landholdings as of "1784." Depths shown by soundings. Pen-and-ink (black and purple) on tracing linen. Title devised by cataloger. Probably traced by Joseph M. Toner from the original map by Beatty and Or... More

The plot of Carroll'sburgh : [part of Washington D.C.].

The plot of Carroll'sburgh : [part of Washington D.C.].

Cadastral survey map showing lot numbers. Pen-and-ink. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Torn and fold-lined. Accompanied by index of lots: List of the original proprietors of the lots in Carrollsburg... More

[Map of Carrollsburg showing its street and lot system with the later streets and lots of Washington D.C. superimposed] /

[Map of Carrollsburg showing its street and lot system with the later ...

Cadastral map showing lot and block numbers. Carrollsburg shown in red, Washington in green. India ink and watercolor. Soiled, missing small sections along edges, and mounted on cloth backing. Includes text and... More

[Site of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., in relation to pre-1790 landholdings].

[Site of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., in relation to pre...

Shows boundaries and names of original landholdings. Indicates "Approximate position of L. of C.--located by a later survey." "Traced from a map in 'Potomac Flats Case,' vol. VI." Lead pencil. Available also th... More

Plan of part of the city of Washington on which is exhibited the division of lots : made under a commission from the High Court of Chancery of the state of Maryland and directed to Dan'l Carroll of Duddington, Thomas Peter, and Nicholas King.

Plan of part of the city of Washington on which is exhibited the divis...

Cadastral map showing block and lot numbers in the area of Northwest D.C. bounded by N, Ninth, G, and Fifteenth streets. Pen-and-ink, lead-pencil, and watercolor. Indexed for and color-coded to landowners' name... More

Hamburgh in red, the city in green : [Washington D.C.].

Hamburgh in red, the city in green : [Washington D.C.].

Partial cadastral map showing Washington D.C. street system superimposed on the earlier Hamburg street plan. Shows Hamburg lots and Washington block numbers and dimensions. Covers area bounded by 27th, H, and 1... More

Goose Creek : Washington D.C.

Goose Creek : Washington D.C.

Covers Tiber Creek estuary in the area now occupied by the Mall. Shows proposed Washington D.C. street alignments. Pen-and-ink and brown wash. Originally drawn on 2 sheets. Watermark: J Whatman (with fleur-de-l... More

[Dotted line map of Washington, D.C., 1791, before Aug. 19th].

[Dotted line map of Washington, D.C., 1791, before Aug. 19th].

Shows survey lines and proposed public squares parks. Relief shown by hachures. Title from LC G&M Div. preliminary map shelflist card. Ms. survey map drawn by P.C. L'Enfant. Oriented with north toward the upper... More

Plan of the city intended for the permanent seat of the government of the United States : projected agreeable to the direction of the President of the United States, in pursuance of an act of Congress passed the sixteenth day of July, MDCCXC, "establishing the permanent seat on the bank of the Potowmac" : Washington D.C.

Plan of the city intended for the permanent seat of the government of ...

At upper right: Office, Commissioner of Public Buildings, D.C. Reduced-scale facsim. of earlier 1887 U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey facsim. of the ms. L'Enfant plan. Original version: [1791]. Includes texts con... More

1791 map of District of Columbia, before the city was laid out : showing the main roads (used by President Washington) as surveyed by Andrew Ellicott in 1791-2 and published in Paris, France, in 1815 /

1791 map of District of Columbia, before the city was laid out : showi...

Relief shown by hachures. Blueprint. LC Trails 96 Includes text. LC copy signed in ink at bottom: By Artemas C. Harmon. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. DCP

Plan of the city intended for the permanent seat of the government of t[he] United States : projected agreeable to the direction of the President of the United States, in pursuance of an act of Congress, passed on the sixteenth day of July, MDCCXC, "establishing the permanent seat on the bank of the Potowmac" /

Plan of the city intended for the permanent seat of the government of ...

Title in left lower margin: Full-color facsimile of Pierre Charles L'Enfant's 1791 manuscript plan for the city of Washington. Full color facsim. of the earliest extant plan of Washington D.C. (The L'Enfant Pla... More

The Mall as proposed by Pierre L'Enfant 1790 : from the original : Washington D.C.

The Mall as proposed by Pierre L'Enfant 1790 : from the original : Was...

At head of title: Jan. 1st 1900. "To accompany annual report of Theo. A. Bingham, June 30th 1901, Col. U.S. Army." "Eng 57 1." LC copy fold-lined, halved, mounted on cloth backing, and annotated in pencil: Copi... More

Plan of the city intended for the permanent seat of the government of t[he] United States : projected agreeable to the direction of the President of the United States, in pursuance of an act of Congress passed the sixteenth day of July, MDCCXC, "establishing the permanent seat on the bank of the Potowmac" : [Washington D.C.] /

Plan of the city intended for the permanent seat of the government of ...

At upper right: Office, Commissioner of Public Buildings, D.C. Facsim. of ms. L'Enfant plan. Original version: [1791]. Includes texts containing letters dated "Washington ... 1887," notes, descriptive index of ... More

Plan of the city intended for the permanent seat of the government of t[he] United States : projected agreeable to the direction of the President of the United States, in pursuance of an act of Congress passed the sixteenth day of July, MDCCXC, "establishing the permanent seat on the bank of the Potowmac" : [Washington D.C.] /

Plan of the city intended for the permanent seat of the government of ...

At upper right: Office, Commissioner of Public Buildings, D.C. Lacks printer's statement. Facsim. of ms. L'Enfant plan. Original version: [1791]. Includes texts containing letters dated "Washington ... 1887," ... More

Plan of the city intended for the permanent seat of the government of t[he] United States : projected agreeable to the direction of the President of the United States, in pursuance of an act of Congress passed the sixteenth day of July, MDCCXC, "establishing the permanent seat on the bank of the Potowmac" : [Washington D.C.] /

Plan of the city intended for the permanent seat of the government of ...

At upper right: Office, Commissioner of Public Buildings, D.C. Lacks printer's statement. Facsim. of ms. L'Enfant plan. Original version: [1791]. Printed in black only. Includes texts containing letters dated "... More

Plan of the city intended for the permanent seat of the government of t[he] United States : projected agreeable to the direction of the President of the United States, in pursuance of an act of Congress passed the sixteenth day of July, MDCCXC, "establishing the permanent seat on the bank of the Potowmac" : [Washington D.C.] /

Plan of the city intended for the permanent seat of the government of ...

Photocopy of a facsim. of the 1791 L'Enfant plan. Original facsim. extensively annotated in ink by Lawrence Martin, chief, Division of Maps, Library of Congress. Includes text, indexed "References," and photoco... More

[Survey map of part of S.W. and S.E. Washington D.C.].

[Survey map of part of S.W. and S.E. Washington D.C.].

Covers area bounded by Q St. S.W./S.E., Anacostia River, S St. S.W., and Potomac River. Shows block outlines and numbers, street center-lines, base points, and dimensions. Does not show lots or land ownership. ... More

Map of the middle states of North America with part of Canada shewing the situation of the principal towns, viz. Columbia [i.e. Washington, D.C.], Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Newport, Rhode Island, Boston & Montreal, also their several communications with respect to Lake Ontario.

Map of the middle states of North America with part of Canada shewing ...

Item 32 in exhibit, "City of magnificent distances, the nation's capital," that was presented in 1991 at Library of Congress. Map incorrectly locates "Columbia" (Washington, D.C.) on Shenandoah River Available ... More

Plan of the city of Washington in the territory of Columbia : ceded by the states of Virginia and Maryland to the United States of America, and by them established as the seat of their government, after the year MDCCC.

Plan of the city of Washington in the territory of Columbia : ceded by...

Shows block numbers and proposed government buildings. Facsim. of the Samuel Hill engraving of 1792. Original version: [Boston : s.n., 1792]. Includes text and notes. In center upper margin: Plate no. 2342. In... More

[Map of Washington D.C. metropolitan area showing roads and ferries as of 1792].

[Map of Washington D.C. metropolitan area showing roads and ferries as...

Relief shown by contours. Base map title: Maryland--District of Columbia--Virginia, Washington sheet. Annotated in red ink to show early roads and ferries. Includes notes. LC copy stained, additionally annotate... More

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