Panoramic View of Washington, D.C. - Looking Toward West Side of U.S. Capitol

ID: 2004-4101

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Aerial views

Date: c. 1900s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 68, Folder: 5

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Summary

Looking toward the west side of the United States Capitol building, a panoramic view of the city of Washington, D.C. shows the Mall area in the foreground before the railroad tracks were removed. A train is visible on the tracks. The domed structure in front of the Capitol is the Botanic Garden original octagonal greenhouse of 1859 and behind it the central pavilion added after the Civil War. The buildings were razed in 1932. The Botanic Garden was on a site previously occupied by the Columbian Institute for the Promotion of Arts and Sciences in Washington, D.C.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Columbian Institute
  • United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
  • United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
  • United States Botanic Garden

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

For further information on the Botanic Garden, see James M. Goode's "Capital Losses: A Cultural History of Washington's Destroyed Buildings," pgs. 314-315.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 68, Folder: 5

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

c. 1900s

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Street photography
  • Washington, D.C
  • Buildings, structures, etc
  • Railroads
  • Landscapes
  • Photography, Panoramic
  • Buildings
  • Trains
  • Aerial photographs
  • Buildings--Washington, D.C
  • Railroads--Trains
  • Aerial views

Place

  • Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Aerial views
  • Aerial
  • Landscape
  • Panoramic photographs
  • Photographic print

ID Number

2004-4101

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 14w x 11h; Type of Image: Aerial; Panoramic photographs; Landscape; Medium: Photographic print

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