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Auction 106, Lot 185

"Our National Capital, Viewed from the South",

Subject: District of Columbia

Period: 1882 (published)

Publication: Harper's Weekly

Color: Black & White

19.9 x 13.5 inches
50.5 x 34.3 cm
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A distorted but detailed and informative bird's-eye view of conditions in the central part of Washington after a number of new buildings had been added to the scene. Probably the best depiction of the railroad tracks that then crossed what became the Mall. Across from the railroad station is the massive building housing the Central Market. Prominent in the foreground are the two old buildings of The Smithsonian Institution and the old Department of Agriculture building. Twenty-five references are keyed at bottom. Drawn by Theodore R. Davis, from photographs by W. H. Jackson.

References: Reps, Washington on View, p. 197.

Condition: B

Old repair of small tear at centerfold. Chip in bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $75 - $100

Sold for: $90

Closed on 3/3/2004