This watercolor depicts the The Capitol about the time the federal government was moving to Washington, DC, from Philadelphia. At the time, only the north wing, which housed the Senate, the House of Representatives, the Library of Congress and the Supreme Court, had been completed. Image courtesy Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.


  • Title: A View of the Capitol ca. 1800
  • Creator: William Russell Birch
  • Date Created: 1800-01-01/1800-12-31
  • Location: Washington, DC, United States

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