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Presidents and the Potomac:  Sixth Street Wharf

Presidents and the Potomac: Sixth Street Wharf

Artist
Charles Magnus
Date of Work
c. 1863
Medium
print; lithograph
Credit
Library of Congress

Presidents and the Potomac: Sixth Street Wharf

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).