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Jackson, William Henry 1843-1942  Search this
Jackson, William Henry 1843-1942  Search this
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Baltimore and Potomac Railroad  Search this
Metropolitan Hotel  Search this
Metropolitan Methodist Church  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 8 1/2 w x 7 1/2 h; Type of Image: Panoramic photograph; Landscape; Aerial; Medium: Photographic print
Photographic print
Panoramic photographs
(Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
c. 1886
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Fourth, or last, in a series of four panoramic photographs of Washington, D.C., going from left to right (west to east). See Neg. #s 61686-A, 61686-B, 61686-C. See James M. Goode's "Capital Losses: A Cultural History of Washington's Destroyed Buildings," for the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad Station, see pages 412-414; for the Metropolitan Hotel, pages 173-175; and for the Metropolitan Methodist Church, pages 203-204.
Fourth in a series of four panoramic photographs of Washington, D.C., from left to right (west to east), taken from a tower in the Smithsonian Institution Building. In the foreground are trees on the Mall. Immediately behind is the long roof of the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad train shed. At the end of the train shed is the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad Station. Behind it and to the left, the white building is the Metropolitan Hotel (also known as Brown's Hotel) at Pennsylvania Avenue and 6th Street, N.W, ca. 1805, remodeled and enlarged 1820 and 1850, and razed in 1935. The church with the tall spire is the Metropolitan Methodist Church (erected in 1854 and razed 1935-1936) at C Street and John Marshall Place. The United States Capitol is to the right.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 67, Folder: 10
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,
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Buildings--Washington, D.C  Search this
Church buildings  Search this
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Railroad stations  Search this
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Standard number:
61686-D or MAH-61686D
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div