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White House Stonecutting Tools - Photo 1

White House Stonecutting Tools - Photo 1

Artist
William Birch
Medium
Watercolor
Credit
Library of Congress

White House Stonecutting Tools - Photo 1

A view of the Capitol of Washington before it was burnt in 1814 by the British. This famous watercolor view by William Birch shows the only section of the Capitol that had been completed when the government moved to Washington in 1800. Workmen are cutting stones in the left foreground, and the city can be seen in the distance on the right.