Pennsylvania Avenue and City from the Capitol Terrace

Title

Pennsylvania Avenue and City from the Capitol Terrace

Description

This postcard from 1913 shows the Mall and Pennsylvania Avenue. The building in the left foreground is the old Botanic Garden conservatory, with the Bartholdi Fountain between it and Pennsylvania Avenue. Business and residential buildings are still standing between 3rd and 4th Streets where the National Gallery of Art is today. Beyond them is the dome of the National Museum of Natural History and the Washington Monument

Source

Kiplinger Washington Collection, Historical Society of Washington, D.C. View original.

Date

1913

Coverage

Appearance

Postcard. On the front is a photograph of Washington, DC. On the back is a caption, short message from the sender, address of recipient, and a postmark dated March 26, 1913. The caption reads "View is West from the Capitol. In the foreground is the Botanical Gardens; in the distance the Post Office, National Museum, Smithsonian, Bureau of Engraving, Washington Monument, Treasury, White House, Art Gallery, D.A.R. Hall, Bureau American Republics, Potomac River and Arlington, Virginia."

Description

This postcard from 1913 shows the Mall and Pennsylvania Avenue. The building in the left foreground is the old Botanic Garden conservatory, with the Bartholdi Fountain between it and Pennsylvania Avenue. Business and residential buildings are still standing between 3rd and 4th Streets where the National Gallery of Art is today. Beyond them is the dome of the National Museum of Natural History and the Washington Monument

Date

1913

Coverage

1890-1919

Source

Kiplinger Washington Collection, Historical Society of Washington, D.C. View original.