Detail, National Capital

Title

Detail, National Capital

Description

This detail of Adolph Sachse's stylized bird's-eye view of Washington highlights the section of the National Mall west of the US Capitol on present-day 6th Street. The National Mall was still parkland, a series of gardens, experimental plots, and natural landscapes. Ten years earlier, the Baltimore and Potomac Railway lines visible in this illustration were constructed through its center. Passengers boarded at the station where the National Gallery of Art stands today, and freight cars loaded from sheds among the trees of the Mall.

Creator

Source

Library of Congress Geography and Map Division. View original.

Date

1884

Coverage

Physical Dimensions

800 x 666px

Description

This detail of Adolph Sachse's stylized bird's-eye view of Washington highlights the section of the National Mall west of the US Capitol on present-day 6th Street. The National Mall was still parkland, a series of gardens, experimental plots, and natural landscapes. Ten years earlier, the Baltimore and Potomac Railway lines visible in this illustration were constructed through its center. Passengers boarded at the station where the National Gallery of Art stands today, and freight cars loaded from sheds among the trees of the Mall.

Creator

Adolph Sachse

Date

1884

Coverage

1860-1889

Source

Library of Congress Geography and Map Division. View original.