Washington Monument, canal, and baseball grounds

Title

Washington Monument, canal, and baseball grounds

Description

This illustration accompanied an article discussing efforts to restart construction on the Washington Monument, with hopes to complete the monument by the national centennial in 1876. The point of view of the illustration is from the Mall's baseball grounds, now the White House Ellipse. In between the baseball grounds and the monument is the Washington Canal, with sailboats and barges in it, possibly carrying goods to market in the city. The people in the illustration include wealthy white men as well as black and white laborers.

Source

Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, December 12, 1874, via the Library of Congress. View original.

Date

1874

Coverage

Original Format

Wood engraving

Description

This illustration accompanied an article discussing efforts to restart construction on the Washington Monument, with hopes to complete the monument by the national centennial in 1876. The point of view of the illustration is from the Mall's baseball grounds, now the White House Ellipse. In between the baseball grounds and the monument is the Washington Canal, with sailboats and barges in it, possibly carrying goods to market in the city. The people in the illustration include wealthy white men as well as black and white laborers.

Date

1874

Coverage

1860-1889

Source

Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, December 12, 1874, via the Library of Congress. View original.