US Capitol by John Plumbe, 1846
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Collectible museum-grade fine art print, hand-printed in England and individually finished with a monogram emboss. Each sale directly supports the artisan. Listed dimensions include a white border for easy framing.
ABOUT THIS PHOTOGRAPH
America's seat of power was first announced as an architectural competition in 1792, with a prize of USD$500 ($13.5k in today's money), won by amateur architect William Thornton. In the 1810s, the newly finished Capitol building was partially burned by British troops during the War of 1812. Pictured here is the original copper-plated dome, which had weathered green by the 1840s, shortly before the building's major expansion. The Capitol's current dome is three times the height of the original, crafted from cast iron, and painted to look like stone. – Jordan J. Lloyd
Taken: February 5th, 1865
Location: Gardner's Gallery, Washington D.C, United States
Photographer: John Plumbe
Remaster: Jordan J. Lloyd
Original Format: Half plate daguerreotype
Commercial Use: ⇲ License this Image
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11.7 x 8.3
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