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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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U.S. Reports: The Bank of the United States vs. Elizabeth Lee et al., 38 U.S. (13 Pet.) 107 (1839)

U.S. Reports: The Bank of the United States vs. Elizabeth Lee et al., ...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 38; Peters Volume 13; January Term, 1839; Bank of the United States, Appellant, vs. Elizabeth Lee, Edmund J. Lee, and Richard Smith, Appellees, The

William Corcoran's subdivision of lots : between High & Congress & Bridge & Gay streets, Georgetown D.C.

William Corcoran's subdivision of lots : between High & Congress & Bri...

Cadastral map showing landowners' names. Covers block bounded by Wisconsin Av., N, 31st, and M streets N.W. "Sept. 19th 1839." Title in ink in 2 hands on verso. Pen-and-ink. Soiled and stained. Available also t... 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

Professor Wise, performing a surgical operation in Congress Hall

Professor Wise, performing a surgical operation in Congress Hall

Representative Henry A. Wise, vociferous opponent of the Van Buren administration, is portrayed as a surgeon, operating on Treasury Secretary Levi Woodbury. The satire refers to the cross-examination of Woodbur... more

U.S. Reports: Van Ness et al. vs. The Bank of the United States, 38 U.S. (13 Pet.) 17 (1839)

U.S. Reports: Van Ness et al. vs. The Bank of the United States, 38 U....

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 38; Peters Volume 13; January Term, 1839; John P. Van Ness and William Jones vs. the Bank of the United States

U.S. Reports: Smith vs. The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company, 39 U.S. (14 Pet.) 45 (1840)

U.S. Reports: Smith vs. The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company, 39 U.S....

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 39; Peters Volume 14; January Term, 1840; Joseph Smith, Appellant, vs. The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company, Appellees

A sketch of a survey made for Col. W'm Hickey, under a warrant from the United States, to take up vacant land : made to lay before his lawyers to determine some legal points : [part of Washington D.C. adjacent to the Anacostia River] /

A sketch of a survey made for Col. W'm Hickey, under a warrant from th...

Cadastral survey map. Manuscript--ink and col. pencil. Lacks sections along edges; faced and backed with rice paper. Notes in ink on verso. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster im... more

Map of the city of Washington /

Map of the city of Washington /

Shows block numbers, wards, and government buildings. LC copy stained, laminated, mounted on cloth backing, and signed in pencil at lower right: [H.L.?] Whiting. Available also through the Library of Congress W... more

Robert Carter Nicholas, senator from Louisiana from life on stone by Chas. Fenderich

Robert Carter Nicholas, senator from Louisiana from life on stone by C...

Print shows Robert Carter Nicholas, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left; includes a facsimile signature. 64 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Publication date based on copyright statement on... more

Notice to quit. March 4th 1841

Notice to quit. March 4th 1841

An optimistic Whig artist (probably Edward Williams Clay) portrays Martin Van Buren's evacuation of the White House on Inauguration Day 1841. A disgruntled Van Buren descends the steps, muttering "Our sufferin... more

Treasury

Treasury

Engraving showing man riding horse, pedestrian, and horse and carriage in front of Treasury Department building. On verso: In Haas Public Buildings & Statuary 1840. Title from item.

The new era or the effects of a standing army

The new era or the effects of a standing army

A condemnation of a Van Buren administration plan, put forward by Secretary of War Joel Poinsett, to reform the militia system through creation of a reserve force under regular army officers. The idea was attac... more

U.S. Reports: The Bank of Alexandria vs. Dyer, 39 U.S. (14 Pet.) 141 (1840)

U.S. Reports: The Bank of Alexandria vs. Dyer, 39 U.S. (14 Pet.) 141 (...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 39; Peters Volume 14; January Term, 1840; Bank of Alexandria vs. Edward and Francis Dyer

Sir: On behalf of the Republican committee of seventy-six, appointed by the citizens of the District of Columbia friendly to the election of General William Henry Harrison to the Presidency of the United States, we respectfully and cordially add

Sir: On behalf of the Republican committee of seventy-six, appointed b...

Page Order: Leaflet Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 197, Folder 3.

A political movement

A political movement

The artist forecasts with obvious relish the ouster of Van Buren and his cronies from office by William Henry Harrison. Van Buren is shown leaving Washington in a large cart drawn by supporters (left to right) ... more

A globe to live on!

A globe to live on!

Prominent Democratic party publicists Francis Preston Blair and Amos Kendall are portrayed as Siamese twins, joined at the mid-section, and standing on a large globe. Blair (left) was the influential editor of ... more

The North Bend farmer and his visitors

The North Bend farmer and his visitors

A slanderous portrayal of Democratic tactics against Whig presidential candidate William Henry Harrison. The supposedly insidious and high-living Van Buren and his minions suffer by comparison to the Whig cand... more

Supreme court of the United States. Susan Decatur, Appellant vs J. K. Paulding, Secretary of the Navy. This is an appeal from the refusal of the Circuit court of the District of Columbia for the county of Washington, to issue a Mandamus to the A

Supreme court of the United States. Susan Decatur, Appellant vs J. K. ...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 197, Folder 1b.

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

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

A bivouack in safety or Florida troops preventing a surprise

A bivouack in safety or Florida troops preventing a surprise

Another parody of Van Buren administration efforts to end the long and costly Second Seminole War in Florida. The War Department was regularly subjected to public and congressional attacks for cruelty, waste, a... more

[Cadastral survey map of land tracts in Washington D.C. near the Anacostia River /

[Cadastral survey map of land tracts in Washington D.C. near the Anaco...

Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Oriented with north to the left. Darkened and mounted on cloth backing. Includes notes and 3 insets. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault DCP

The Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian Institution

Engraving showing people standing in groups on the lawn and sidewalks at the front entrance to the Smithsonian Institute. Title from item.

U.S. Reports: The Bank of the Metropolis vs. Guttschlick, 39 U.S. (14 Pet.) 19 (1840)

U.S. Reports: The Bank of the Metropolis vs. Guttschlick, 39 U.S. (14 ...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 39; Peters Volume 14; January Term, 1840; President and Directors of the Bank of the Metropolis vs. Erastus Guttschlick

Order of inaguration procession. Washington, D. C. 1841.].

Order of inaguration procession. Washington, D. C. 1841.].

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 3 duplicate copies Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 197, Folder 14b. Copy scanned: 1

"Sir, I wish you to understand the true principles of the government. I wish them carried out. I ask nothing more." W.H. Harrison from the original by W.H. Brown ; lith. & pub. by P. Haas Wash City

"Sir, I wish you to understand the true principles of the government. ...

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

U.S. Reports: Vaughan et al. v. Northup et al., 40 U.S. (15 Pet.) 1 (1841)

U.S. Reports: Vaughan et al. v. Northup et al., 40 U.S. (15 Pet.) 1 (1...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 40; Peters Volume 15; January Term, 1841; James Moody Vaughan and others, Appellants, vs. Henry Northup, Administrator of James Moody, Deceased, and others

William Henry Harrison painted by A.G. Hoit, 1840 ; engraved by O. Pelton & D. Kimberly

William Henry Harrison painted by A.G. Hoit, 1840 ; engraved by O. Pel...

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

List of members of the House of Representatives of the United States. Twenty-seventh Congress, first session, commencing Monday, May 31, 1841. [Washington, D. C., 1841].

List of members of the House of Representatives of the United States. ...

On verso: Gift Caleb Cushing Papers Oct. 22, 1962. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfoli... more

The President's house, during Tyler's administration, ca. 1841

The President's house, during Tyler's administration, ca. 1841

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Library's copy mounted on linen. Transfer; Map Division.

Very Revd. William Mathews, Rector of St. Patrick's Church, Washington City from life on stone by Chs. Fenderich 1841

Very Revd. William Mathews, Rector of St. Patrick's Church, Washington...

Print shows Reverend William Mathews, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right, wearing an epitrachelion; includes a facsimile signature. Title from item. Caption continues: Born Dec. 16- 1770 Port-To... more

Revd. John P. Donelan, rector of St. Matthew's Church, Washington City, D.C. from life on stone by Fenderich 1841

Revd. John P. Donelan, rector of St. Matthew's Church, Washington City...

Print shows the Reverend John P. Donelan, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right, wearing an embroidered epitrachelion and biretta; includes a facsimile signature. Title from item. Caption continues: "Religi... more

U.S. Reports: Nixdorff v. Smith, 41 U.S. (16 Pet.) 132 (1842)

U.S. Reports: Nixdorff v. Smith, 41 U.S. (16 Pet.) 132 (1842)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 41; Peters Volume 16; January Term, 1842; Tobias Nixdorff, Appellant, v. Lewis Smith, Appellee

U.S. Reports: Roach v. Hulings, 41 U.S. (16 Pet.) 319 (1842)

U.S. Reports: Roach v. Hulings, 41 U.S. (16 Pet.) 319 (1842)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 41; Peters Volume 16; January Term, 1842; James Roach, Administrator of Philip Roach, Plaintiff in error, v. David W. Hulings, Defendant in error

Map of the Potomac & Anacostia rivers between Washington D.C. & Alexandria Va

Map of the Potomac & Anacostia rivers between Washington D.C. & Alexan...

Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. "Copied from the tracining [sic] of original and sent to Com'd'r J.A. Dahlgren U.S.N., M.S. Smith, Cap't of Top'l Eng'rs Asst. C.S. in charge of Office, Coas... more

U.S. Reports: Fresh v. Gilson et al., 41 U.S. (16 Pet.) 327 (1842)

U.S. Reports: Fresh v. Gilson et al., 41 U.S. (16 Pet.) 327 (1842)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 41; Peters Volume 16; January Term, 1842; William H. Fresh, Plaintiff in error, v. Riah Gilson, Christopher Midlar, and James Fresh, Defendants in error

An act to establish an auxiliary watch for the protection of public and private property in the City of Washington ... Approved, August 23, 1842. Rules and regulations prepared by the undersigned for the auxiliary guard of the City of Washington

An act to establish an auxiliary watch for the protection of public an...

Washington, D. C. Auxiliary guard.; Rules and regulations prepared by the undersigned for the auxiliary guard of the city of Washington. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as ... more

To the voters of the City of Washington: Fellow-citizens: Though one of the humblest of your number, I desire to address you a few observations upon the subject of the approaching election for the mayoralty ... One of the people. [Washington Jun

To the voters of the City of Washington: Fellow-citizens: Though one o...

On verso: 44. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 197, Folder 20.

U.S. Reports: Lloyd v. Hough, 42 U.S. (1 How.) 153 (1843)

U.S. Reports: Lloyd v. Hough, 42 U.S. (1 How.) 153 (1843)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 42; Howard Volume 1; January Term, 1843; John Lloyd, Plaintiff in error, v. George S. Hough

U.S. Reports: McKenna v. Fisk, 42 U.S. (1 How.) 241 (1843)

U.S. Reports: McKenna v. Fisk, 42 U.S. (1 How.) 241 (1843)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 42; Howard Volume 1; January Term, 1843; Bernard McKenna, Plaintiff in error, v. Charles B. Fisk, Defendant

U.S. Reports: McKnight v. Taylor, 42 U.S. (1 How.) 161 (1843)

U.S. Reports: McKnight v. Taylor, 42 U.S. (1 How.) 161 (1843)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 42; Howard Volume 1; January Term, 1843; Charles McKnight, Appellant, v. Lawrence B. Taylor, Trustee, &c.

U.S. Reports: Hammond's Adm. v. Washington's Exec., 42 U.S. (1 How.) 14 (1843)

U.S. Reports: Hammond's Adm. v. Washington's Exec., 42 U.S. (1 How.) 1...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 42; Howard Volume 1; January Term, 1843; George W. Hammond, Administrator de bonis non of Thomas Hammond, deceased, and others, Appellants, v. Lorenzo Lewis, Executor of Lawrenc... more

U.S. Reports: Bank of the Metropolis v. New England Bank, 42 U.S. (1 How.) 234 (1843)

U.S. Reports: Bank of the Metropolis v. New England Bank, 42 U.S. (1 H...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 42; Howard Volume 1; January Term, 1843; The President and Directors of the Bank of the Metropolis, Plaintiffs in error, v. The President, Directors, and Company of the New Engl... more

U.S. Reports: Alexander v. Graham, 42 U.S. (1 How.) 37 (1843)

U.S. Reports: Alexander v. Graham, 42 U.S. (1 How.) 37 (1843)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 42; Howard Volume 1; January Term, 1843; Richard B. Alexander, Plaintiff in error, v. Moses Graham, Defendant in error

Best & cheapest book on the management of horses, mules, &c. By Denton Offutt. Mr. Denton Offut, will instruct persons in his peculiar method of gentling horses, mules, &c .... Washington, D. C. Wm. Greer, printer, corner of E and 10th streets 1

Best & cheapest book on the management of horses, mules, &c. By Denton...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 2 duplicate copies Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 197, Folder 34. Copy scanned: 1

U.S. Reports: Cartwright v. Howe et al, 42 U.S. (1 How.) 188 (1843)

U.S. Reports: Cartwright v. Howe et al, 42 U.S. (1 How.) 188 (1843)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 42; Howard Volume 1; January Term, 1843; Elizabeth R. Cartwright, Plaintiff in error, v. Alexander T. Howe, George F. Richards, and William Richards, Defendants

U.S. Reports: Bank of the United States v. Beverly et al, 42 U.S. (1 How.) 134 (1843)

U.S. Reports: Bank of the United States v. Beverly et al, 42 U.S. (1 H...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 42; Howard Volume 1; January Term, 1843; The President, Directors, and Company of the Bank of the United States, and the United States, v. James B. Beverly and Jane his wife, Wi... more

U.S. Reports: Dade v. Irwin's Executor, 43 U.S. (2 How) 383 (1844)

U.S. Reports: Dade v. Irwin's Executor, 43 U.S. (2 How) 383 (1844)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 43; Howard Volume 2; January Term, 1844; Jane Dade, Complainant, v. Thomas Irwin, Jun., executor of Thomas Irwin, deceased, and William L. Hodgson, Defendants

U.S. Reports: Adams et al. v. Roberts, 43 U.S. (2 How) 486 (1844)

U.S. Reports: Adams et al. v. Roberts, 43 U.S. (2 How) 486 (1844)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 43; Howard Volume 2; January Term, 1844; Austin L. Adams and Ann C. Harding, Plaintiffs in error, v. Julia Roberts

The Prize Song, "The Whig Chief"...dedicated...to Henry Clay, by the Boston Clay Club, No. 1

The Prize Song, "The Whig Chief"...dedicated...to Henry Clay, by the B...

Three oval views of Clay's birthplace, Hanover, Ky.; Clay's residence "Ashland"; and White House, Wash., D.C. LOT subdivision subject: Birthplace and Homes. Title and other information transcribed from caption ... 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

Chillum Wood.

Chillum Wood.

Cadastral survey map. Pen-and-ink and lead pencil. Missing small sections along edges and faced with rice paper. Includes notes and measurement data. Subtitles in ink on verso. Available also through the Librar... more

Georgetown

Georgetown

Etching showing view of bridge in Georgetown. Title from item. On verso: Etching in Morrison's Stranger's Guide, 1862.

U.S. Reports: Rhodes v. Bell, 43 U.S. (2 How) 397 (1844)

U.S. Reports: Rhodes v. Bell, 43 U.S. (2 How) 397 (1844)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 43; Howard Volume 2; January Term, 1844; James Rhodes, Plaintiff in error, v. Moses Bell

U.S. Reports: Catts v. Phalen et al., 43 U.S. (2 How) 376 (1844)

U.S. Reports: Catts v. Phalen et al., 43 U.S. (2 How) 376 (1844)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 43; Howard Volume 2; January Term, 1844; John Catts, Plaintiff in error, v. James Phalen, and Francis Morris, Defendants in error

U.S. Reports: Burwell v. Mandeville's Executor, 43 U.S. (2 How) 560 (1844)

U.S. Reports: Burwell v. Mandeville's Executor, 43 U.S. (2 How) 560 (1...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 43; Howard Volume 2; January Term, 1844; Nathaniel Burwell, Complainant and Appellant, v. Daniel Cawood, Willam C. Gardner, Executor of Joseph Mandeville, deceased, and John Wes... more

[William Cranch, half-length portrait, three-quarters to left]

[William Cranch, half-length portrait, three-quarters to left]

Chief Justice of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia. Identification from reproduction of a painting Harvey, History of the Washington National Monument, 1903. (57th Congress, 2nd sess., Senate doc. 2... more

James K. Polk - eleventh president of the United States / lith. & pub. by N. Currier, 2 Spruce St., N.Y.

James K. Polk - eleventh president of the United States / lith. & pub....

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

Plan von Washington.

Plan von Washington.

Shows wards, built-up areas, and major buildings. Also covers Georgetown. Title, scale heading, and note in German. Place-names in English. In left upper margin: Meyer's Handatlas. In lower margin: Aus der Geog... more

U.S. Reports: Brockett et al. v. Brockett et al., 44 U.S. (3 How.) 691 (1845)

U.S. Reports: Brockett et al. v. Brockett et al., 44 U.S. (3 How.) 691...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 44; Howard Volume 3; January Term, 1845; Robert Brockett et al., Appellants, v. William Brockett et al., Defendants

U.S. Reports: White v. Nicholls et al., 44 U.S. (3 How.) 266 (1845)

U.S. Reports: White v. Nicholls et al., 44 U.S. (3 How.) 266 (1845)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 44; Howard Volume 3; January Term, 1845; Robert White, Plaintiff in Error, v. William S. Nicholls, William Robinson, Otho M. Linthicum, Edward M. Linthicum, Raphael Semmes, Paul... more

Democratic inauguration ball. Sir: You are no doubt aware that extensive preparations are being made by the Democratic Association of the District of Columbia ... to give a magnificient ball on the evening of the 4th of March next, in honor of t

Democratic inauguration ball. Sir: You are no doubt aware that extensi...

Inauguration. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 197, Folder 44.

[Circular.] Office regulations. [Washington, D. C., 1845].

[Circular.] Office regulations. [Washington, D. C., 1845].

Dated May 1, 1845, and signed: George Bancroft, Secretary of the Navy. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera C... more

U.S. Reports: Walker v. Bank of Washington, 44 U.S. (3 How.) 62 (1844)

U.S. Reports: Walker v. Bank of Washington, 44 U.S. (3 How.) 62 (1844)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 44; Howard Volume 3; January Term, 1845; John Walker, Plaintiff in Error, v. The President and Directors of the Bank of Washington, Defendant in Error

Inauguration of President Polk. - Approach to the Capitol

Inauguration of President Polk. - Approach to the Capitol

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

U.S. Reports: Washington Bridge Co. v. Stewart et al., 44 U.S. (3 How.) 413 (1845)

U.S. Reports: Washington Bridge Co. v. Stewart et al., 44 U.S. (3 How....

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 44; Howard Volume 3; January Term, 1845; Washington Bridge Company, Appellant, v. William Stewart, James Stewart, and John Glenn

The capitol at Washington

The capitol at Washington

Print shows a view of the U.S. Capitol building from the west, with pedestrians in an area that now forms the National Mall. Title from item. Printed below image: Not entered according to act of Congress. Stamp... more

The Washington National Monument, in the city of Washington base of the Pantheon, 250 feet diameter. Height, 100 feet. Height of obelisk, 500 feet. The loftiest monument on earth to a nation's greatest benefactor. The tribute of a grateful people to "The Father of his Country" Gihon, SC. ; C. Sherman, printer, Philadelphia ; Rob. Mills, arch't. ; J. Sartain, delt

The Washington National Monument, in the city of Washington base of th...

Engraving showing the Washington Monument as designed by Robert Mills. Includes printed inscription: "Earnestly recommended to the favor of our countrymen" with signatures of Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, J... more

U.S. Reports: Garland v. Davis, 45 U.S. (4 How.) 131 (1846)

U.S. Reports: Garland v. Davis, 45 U.S. (4 How.) 131 (1846)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 45; Howard Volume 4; January Term, 1846; Hugh A. Garland, Plaintiff in Error, v. George M. Davis, Defendant

Washington veduta generale (America settentrionale) Dolfino dis

Washington veduta generale (America settentrionale) Dolfino dis

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

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. Title from item.

City of Washington.

City of Washington.

Shows wards, built-up areas, and major buildings. Also covers Georgetown. "Entered according to Act of Congress ... 1836 by H.S. Tanner ... Eastern District of Pennsylvania." Includes note, Capitol floorplan, a... more

Map of the city of Washington /

Map of the city of Washington /

Shows block numbers, wards, and government buildings. Indexed for points of interest. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy fold-lined, trimmed, annotated in ink and... more

Design of the Wasihngton [i.e. Washington] national monument to be erected in the city of Washington / design by Robt. Mills archt. ; lithd. by Chas. Fenderich, Wash.

Design of the Wasihngton [i.e. Washington] national monument to be ere...

Print showing the Washington Monument as designed by Robert Mills above a bust portrait of George Washington. Includes printed inscription: "Earnestly recommended to the favor of our countrymen" with signatures... more