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The the hand-colored steel engraving features an outdoor scene in front of the United States Capitol. In the foreground, carriages and groups of people are shown along a road leading to the Capitol. Various trees and buildings line the road. At the center of the background, the Capitol building is depicted. The engraving originally appeared in a publication by N.P. Willis's American Scenery. This particular copy was enclosed in a wooden frame sealed with masking tape but was removed for preservation.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
8 X 10 1/2 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
steel-engraved (printing process)
recto, below engraving: W. H. Bartlett. / C. J. Bentley. VIEW OF THE CAPITOL AT WASHINGTON. / London Published for the Proprietor by Geo. Virtue, 26 Ivy Lane, 1837.
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
steel engravings (visual works)
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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