Washington CITY HISTORIC PRINT
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Lithograph colour print circa 1880 showing a bird's eye view of the City of Washington as seen from the Potomac looking north. It features a number of prominent landmarks including the US Capitol, Pennsylvania Avenue, the partially built Washington Monument in the foreground (not completed until 1884) and the White House. The City of Washington, founded in 1790, was a separate municipality within the Territory of Columbia until an 1871 act of Congress effectively merged the City and the Territory into a single entity called the District of Columbia. Print by Currier & Ives, drawing by C R Parsons.