Presidents and the Potomac
For the politicians, civil servants, and accompanying citizenry of the new federal government—freshly arrived in 1800 from comfortable, sophisticated Philadelphia—the...
Birds eye view of Sixth Street wharf, Washington, D.C.
Print shows the busy wharves in southwest Washington, DC, where wounded soldiers often arrived. In the foreground, the U.S.M. paddle steamboat "John Brooks" filled with Union soldeirs in the foreground, soldiers standing on dock at left, and the Mount Vernon Hotel (the Thomas Law House) flying the American flag. In the background are the unfinished Washington Monument (left), the Smithsonian Institution, and the U.S. Capitol, portrayed as if the dome were completed (right).