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Enslaved Workers on the White House Grounds - Photo 1

Enslaved Workers on the White House Grounds - Photo 1

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Anthony St. John Baker, Memoires d'un voyageur qui se repose: With illustrations.... (London: Priv. print., 1850), RB 286000, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California "President's House, Washington";White House and Capitol, c. 1826 [watercolor]

Enslaved Workers on the White House Grounds - Photo 1

This watercolor painted in 1827 by an anonymous artist depicts the White House and its grounds from the southwest. The watercolor shows the recently built South Portico, constructed during the Monroe administration, President Thomas Jefferson's stone walls, workers' cottages, an orchard, and President John Quincy Adams' tree nursery.

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