image © Bridgeman Images/Private Collection | Licence: All Rights Reserved
image © Bridgeman Images/Private Collection | Licence: All Rights Reserved

A View of the Capitol of Washington before it was Burnt Down by the British

c.1800

William Russell Birch

From the collection

Title

A View of the Capitol of Washington before it was Burnt Down by the British

Date

c.1800

Description

The Capitol, before it was burned down in 1814. The Capitol had been completed when the government moved to Washington in 1800. Workmen are still cutting stones in the left foreground, and the City of Washington can be seen in the distance on the right.

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Location

United States Capitol, Washington DC, USA

Country

Continent

Location Accuracy

Pinpoint

Medium

Credits

Collection

Image Credit

image © Bridgeman Images/Private Collection

Image Licence

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