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001dc:
1850 Cowperthwait hand colored map showing the City of Washington. Map shows early Washington, D.C. with all the streets and major buildings of that time, as wellas the true districts of Columbia, plus the districts of the Capitol.
17 x 13-1/2 in. $500



002dc:
1873 Great Falls of the Potomac. Hand colored engraving.
 12x9-1/2 in. $40



003dc:
 
1873 Washington DC views. Seven hand colored engraved views
around the Capitol from
Picturesque America.
12-1/2x9-1/2 in. $60



005dc:
1861 Washington Civil War scenes. Six antique hand colored engravings on one page. Harper's.
16x11 in. $50



012dc:
Hand colored steel engraving titled, "Ascent to the Capitol, Washington. Published by George Virtue, London. Top of page reads American Scenery By N.P. Willis, Esq., Illustrated in a Series of Views by W.H. Bartlett.
10-1/2 x 8-1/2 in. $80



017dc:
1901 Chevy Chase Equestrian views. Ten old hand colored photo engravings from Harper's
 11x16 in. $50




031dc:
1886 The Drive to the Soldiers' Home at Washington. Double Page, hand colored engraving is from the June, 1886 edition of Harper's Weekly.
16x22 in. $120



101dc:
1865 Scene: Lady clerks leaving the Treasury Department building on a rainy afternoon. Nicely hand colored engraving from the Feb. 18, 1865 issue of Harper's Weekly. Interesting view, showing that women were an integral part of the US government workforce from an early date.
11x16 in. $50



102dc:
1837 View of the Capitol Building, by W.H. Bartlett. Hand colored scene showing the Capitol building from a distance, with pedestrians, horses and buggies in the foreground.
8x10 in. $80



107dc:
1858 Congress: House of Representatives. Hand colored engraving from Harper's Weekly, titled "The New Hall of Representatives, With the Members in Session." Some representatives are seated at their desks and others are standing, discussing business with each other. The galleries are filled with spectators.
11x16 in. $50



112dc:
1868 The Senate as a Court of Impeachment for the Trial of Andrew Johnson. This beautiful hand colored double page print is from the April 11, 1868 edition of Harper's Weekly. size 16x22 in. $80


115dc:
1895 Washington-Visitors on the Terrace of the Capitol. This beautiful hand colored half tone print is from the Harper's Weekly publication. It shows a family strolling along the terrace of the capitol building
with other visitors.
size 11x16 in. $40



116dc:
Five hundred-seventy-five  feet high- Setting the Capstone on the Washington Monument. The picture shows B.R. Green, vivil engineer, Captain G.W. Davis Engineer, P.H. McLaughlin, Superintendant, Colonel T.L. Casey, government engineer, James Hogan, rigger, and Lewis O' Brien standing on a platform at the top of the monument placing the final capstone. Also pictured above are small portraits of: The late General Gershom Mott, Colonel Thomas L. Casey (engineer of the monument), and the late Reubben R. Springer. size 11x16 in. $80



117dc:
1912 Color Rand-McNally Commercial Atlas Map of Washington, D.C. showing the Steam Railroads and Street Car Lines. Featured in The Commercial
Atlas of America.
28 x 20-1/2 in. $80



118dc:
1851 Das Capitol in Washington. A beautifully hand colored rare German steel engraved view of the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. Produced in 1851
 with modern coloring.
size: 10x7 in. $80



120dc:
1897 issue of Harper's Weekly. Hand colored half-tone Drawn by Harry Fenn. Six scenes illustrating the caption: The Evolution of the National Capital.
 11x15.5 in. $50



121dc:
Two pages from the May 1, 1880 issue of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. Pages titled, Washington, D.C. - The Meterological Work of the United States Signal Service. Six hand colored engravings showing various aspects of the building and the work being done there.
16x22 in. $120



122dc:
The House of Representatives. Very nice double page hand colored engraving from 1886 issue of Harper's Weekly. From a drawing by T. de Thulstrup.
16x22 in. $120
Color: $150

 

124dc:
Great double page spread from the May 25, 1861 issue of The Illustrated London News. Birdseye View of the City of Washington, with the Capitol in the Foreground. Civil War print showing the unfinished capitol building , with the right wing burning after a Confederate attack.
16x22 in. $300



126dc:
Hand colored engraving from the May 1, 1880 supplement to Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. Three views from The U.S. Meteorological Service. Top left image captioned, Exterior View of the Building. Top right image captioned, A Reading of the Barometer. Bottom image captioned, The Instrument-
Room on the Top Floor.
11x16 in. $50



129dc:
 
1837 View of the Capitol Building, by W.H. Bartlett. Hand colored scene showing the Capitol building from a distance, before the larger dome was added in the 1860s with pedestrians, horses and buggies in the foreground. Titled "Principal Front of the Capitol Washington."
 8x10 in. $80



137dc:
Large Scale Map of District of Columbia titled, "Defenses of Washington and Division of the U.S. Army in Virginia. Printed in color by Julius Bien & Company. Shows topographical survey of
Washington D.C.
29 x 18 in. $90



139dc:
1863 Illustrated London News view of a map illustrating General Lee's Advance into Pennsylvania. Hand colored maps also show the Plan of Pittsburgh, and the Defenses of Washington with text underneath.
16 x 11 in. $50



144dc:
American Scenery, Mount Vernon By W.H. Bartlett. Hand colored steel engraving depicting people standing on the lawn in front of Mt. Vernon. New York, Leavitt & Allen.
 7.5x9.5in. $50



145dc:
Washington's House, Mount Vernon. Hand colored steel engraving by W.H. Bartlett.
 8x11in. $80


146dc:
The President's House, Washington. Hand colored steel engraving depicting the President's House with
people in foreground.
9x11in. $100


240dc:
Potomac River Sheet No 4. From Indian Head to Georgetown, 1864 by Bache and Hosmer - A rare steel engraved and original colored United States Coast Survey nautical map of the Potomac river published in 1864. Shows amazing detail of the plan of Washington, including the President's house and the Smithsonian, as well as the Washington monument and the Capitol building. Shows numerous soundings, shoals and other dangers. Condition: Very good, small margins, multiple folds and some light discoloring along folds.
size 24 x 40 image
$700



147dc:
 
The President's House, From the River. Hand colored steel engraving by W.H. Bartlett depicting the river in the foreground and the President's House in the background.
 8x11in. $80



148dc:
1838 View of The Capitol At Washington. Hand colored steel engraving by W.H. Bartlett depicting The Capitol in background and street flooded with people in foreground. 8.5x11in. $80


149dc:
1880 Hand colored wood engraving from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper titled, "District of Columbia -- The National Soldiers' Home, and Summer Residence of the President of the United
States at Washington."
22 x 16 in. $100



150dc:
1872 Hand colored steel engraving titled, "Washington from Arlington Heights." Published by
D. Appleton & Co., NY.
12-1/2 x 9 in. $80



151dc:
1862 Hand colored wood engraving from Harper's Weekly, A Journal of Civilization titled, "Convalescent Soldiers Passing Through Washington to Join
their Regiments."
15-1/2 x 11 in. $60



152dc:
1861 Hand colored wood engraving from Harper's Weekly titled, "Interior of the New Dome of the Capitol at Washington." Designed by the architect T.U. Walter.
22 x 16 in. $180



153dc:
1852 Hand colored lithograph showing the General Post Office in Washington, D.C. Published by Herrmann J. Meyer.
11 x 7 in. $60



154dc:
1887 Hand colored wood engraving from Harper's Weekly, A Journal of Civilization titled,"The Garfield Monument at Washington, D.C. on May 12, 1887." Designed by J.Q.A. Ward, Sculptor and
Richard M. Hunt, Architect.
16 x 11 in. $60



155dc:
1872 W.H. Bartlett hand colored steel engraving titled, "Washington, From the President's House."
10-1/2 x 8-1/2 in. $80



156dc:
1884 Hand colored wood engraving from Harper's Weekly titled, "The Washington Monument." Three views are shown. Drawn by
Charles Graham.
15 x 10-1/2 in. $60



157dc:
1898 Leslie's Weekly hand colored half-tone showing the "Culmination of the War Crises in Washington."
16 x 10-1/2 in. $80



158dc:
1886 Frank leslie'sd Illustrated Newspaper hand colored wood engraving showing activities in the Centre Market in the early morning.
16 x 11 in. $60



159dc:
1874 Harper's Weekly hand colored wood engraving with text. Image shows the United States
Senate in Session.
15-1/2 x 11 in. $40



160dc:
1835 Hand colored steel engraving showing a view of Washington, looking down Pennsylvania Avenue.
10 x 8 in. $150



163dc:
1859 Harper's Weekly hand colored wood engraving titled, "The United States Senate in Session in
their New Chamber."
21-1/2 x 16 in. $150
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164dc:
1873 The Graphic hand colored wood engraving showing the U.S.Senate Chamber surrounded by
portraits of some of its members.
22-1/2 x 16 in. $120



165dc:
1868 Hand colored wood engraving featured in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper showing Judge Nelson Administering the Oath to Chief Justice Chase, As Preciding Officer in the Senate Chamber, Washington, D.C., on the 5th March.
16 x 11 in. $60



166dc:
1893 W.A. Rogers hand colored half-tone by W.A. Rogers showing members of the Senate reading the President's Message on the Destruction of the "Maine."
15-1/2 x 10-1/2 in. $40



167dc:
1868 Hand colored wood engraving from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper titled, "The Impeachment Trial, Washington, D.C. -- Remarkable Scene in the United States Senate, May 6th -- The Audience in the Galleries Applauding at the Close of Manager Bingham's Speech."
16 x 11 in. $60



205dc:
1861 Grand Cavalry and Artillery Review at Washington, October 8, 1861. - Sketched By an Occasional Contributor. Hand colored wood engraving published in Harper's Weekly on October 26, 1861. Scene depicts the Grand Cavalry and artillery on a large field in Washington, D.C.
under a cloudy sky.
11x16in. $60



206dc:
1861 The Long Bridge Leading Across the Potomac From Washington to Virginia, Guarded By United States Artillery. - (Sketched By Our Special Artist). Hand colored wood engraving with text published in Harper's Weekly on May 18, 1861. Scene depicts the U.S. Artillery guarding the entrance to the bridge over the Potomac, which leads from Washington to Virginia.
11x16in. $60



207dc:
1861 Grand Review in Washington of Eight Batteries of Artillery and Three Regiments of Cavalry, By the President, General McClellan, and a Portion of the Cabinet, Tuesday, September 24. - From a Sketch By our Special Artist Attached to General McClellan's Command. Double-page hand colored wood engraving published in Frank Leslie's
Illustrated Newspaper.
16x22in. $80



208dc:
1854 Principal Public Buildings At Washington, D.C. Ten double-page hand colored wood engravings, with text, published in Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion on March 11, 1854. Buildings pictured are: the Smithsonian Institute, the Observatory; The Capitol; the War Department; the Arsenal; the Post Office; the Treasury; the President's House; the Pension Office;
and the Patent Office.
16x22in. $100



209dc:
1861 The Eighth Massachusetts' Regiment in the Rotunda of the Capitol, Washington. Hand colored wood engraving published in Harper's Weekly on May 25, 1861. Scene depicts people milling about underneath the rotunda at the Capitol in Washington, D.C.
11x16in. $60



210dc:
1902 On Conneticut Avenue, Washington - Drawn by C.S. Reinhart. Hand colored lithograph published in Harper's Weekly in 1902. Scene depicts a proper gentleman holding up his newspaper to read a catchy headline to a young Negro newsboy.
11x16in. $60


212dc:
1852 Duck Shooting on the Potomac. Hand colored wood engraving published in Gleason's
Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion on January 17, 1852. Scene depicts two men and their dogs playing hide and seek with flying ducks, in order to take aim and catch
them unsuspecting.
9x11in. $30


214dc:
1861 Galleries Under the Senate Chamber Converted Into Granaries; Bread Ovens in the Basement of the Capitol, Washington; AND Cooking and Eating Arrangements, In the Court-yard of the Treasury Building, Washington, D.C. - All sketched by the Harper's Weekly Special Artist. Three hand colored wood engravings published in Harper's Weekly.
11x16in. $50



215dc:
1861 Views of the Long Bridge Over the Potomac - From Sketches by Our Special Artist. Four hand colored wood engravings published in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. 11x16in. $60



216dc:
 
1861 The Wounded Zouave in the Hospital at Washington; AND The Hospital for the Wounded at Washington. Two hand colored wood engravings published in
Harper's Weekly, A Journal
of Civilization .
11x16in. $50


218dc:
1861 Beef for the Army Crossing the Long Bridge at Washington. Hand colored wood engraving published in Harper's Weekly on November 16, 1861. Scene depicts a herd of cattle crossing the Long Bridge at Washington.
11x16in. $50


219dc:
1887 The President's Arrival at Milwaukee - Drawn by Rogers and Graham. Large hand colored wood engraving published in Harper's Weekly as a Supplement on October 22, 1887. Picture depicts a wave of onlookers cheering as the President arrives in his flag-shrouded coach.
11x16in. $60


220dc:
1861 Late Head-Quarters of Colonel Ellsworth, of the N.Y. Fire Zouaves, at the Capitol at Washington; AND The New York Fire Zouaves Quartered in the House of Representatives at Washington, D.C. Two hand colored wood engravings published in Harper's Weekly 11x16in. $50



222dc:
1887 Washington, D.C. Hand colored wood engraving depicting the bridge over the Potomac in Washington, D.C. Text in German.
Published in Frank Leslie's
Illustrated Newspaper. 5.5x11in. $30



227dc:
1869 Double-page wood engraving showing the inauguration of President Grant titled, "The Inauguration of President Grant, March 4, 1869" which was featured in Harper's Weekly.
22 x 16 in. $150


228dc:
1893 Rare double-page engraving drawn from a photograph by F. Gutekunst showing the scene in front of the Capitol on the arrival of the inaugural procession in an image titled, "The Inauguration of Grover Cleveland As President Of the United States." Published in Frank Leslie's Weekly.
22 x 15-1/2 in. $150



229dc:
1863 Hand colored lithograph showing a Soldier's Home, Washington, D.C. by Chas. Magnus. Image is in very good condition and toned. Shown is President Lincoln's villa and his family's residence, including the military
governor's house.
18 x 11 in. $525



233dc:
1896 Hand colored wood engraving featured in Harper's Weekly titled, "The United States Senate." Drawn by T. De Thulstrup.
21-1/2 x 16 in. $150



234dc:
1869 Hand colored wood engraving featured in Harper's Weekly titled, "Washington City, D.C." Sketched by Theo. R. Davis." Several historical buildings are shown in this double-paged engraving.
22 x 16 in. $225



238dc:
1877 Fun engraving by Thomas Nast which shows Uncle Sam sitting on a snail representing the slow pace of congress. Title is, "The Lightning Speed of Honesty."
Harper's Weekly.
16 x 11 in. $80



239dc:
1881 Washington D.C. – The Inauguration of President Garfield – View of the Grand Military and Civic Procession on Pennsylvania Avenue, Looking from the Dome of the Capitol. Hand colored wood engraving featured in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper.
21-1/2 x 16 in. $225


 
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