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US Capitol, 1846

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Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd
based on an original half plate daguerreotype by John Plumbe
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• Colorized giclée art print
• Printed on museum-grade archival stock
• Ships in a Tube


ABOUT THIS PHOTOGRAPH

Taken c. 1846, Washington D.C, United States 
(Library of Congress)

"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

Original Caption

"[United States Capitol, Washington, D.C., east front elevation]. Early Views of Washington. Several government buildings were among the first edifices in the nation's capital to be recorded by the relatively new medium of photography. John Plumbe, Jr., the first professional photographer in Washington, D.C., operated a studio in the mid-1840s. Plumbe's image of the Capitol, with its former copper-sheathed wooden dome, is the earliest surviving photograph of the building."

PRINT SIZES

Our prints come in three popular sizes so you can frame them yourself.

LISTED SIZES

M – 12”× 16” inches (30.5 × 40.6 cm)
L – 16”× 20” inches (40.6 × 50.8 cm)
XXL – 30”× 40” inches (76.2 × 101.6 cm)

PRINTED IMAGE SIZE

Please note that the Listed Sizes refer to the print stock which comes with a white border. The printed image sizes are:

M – 9" × 12 ½" (22.9× 31.8 cm)
L – 12" × 16 ¾" (30.5 × 42.6 cm)
XXL – 24" × 33 ½" (61 × 85 cm)

Please note that all giclée art prints are currently supplied unframed.

THE SMALL PRINT

Proudly printed by the Silverhill Press, an independent printer based in St–Leonards–On–Sea on the south coast of England. More information about our prints can be found here.

This is a derivative work. Photographs for illustration purposes only.