The Capitol, Washington

Made:
1867 in United States Capitol
photographer:
Unknown
'The Capitol, Washington'
      A photograph of the Capitol Building in Washington, America, taken by an unknown photographer in 1867

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'The Capitol, Washington' A photograph of the Capitol Building in Washington, America, taken by an unknown photographer in 1867
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A photograph of the Capitol Building in Washington, America, taken by an unknown photographer in 1867. This photograph is from an album entitled 'Canada and the United States.1867' by John Downes Rochfort (1825-1885), who toured Canada and America in 1867.

A photograph of the Capitol Building in Washington, America, taken by an unknown photographer in 1867. This photograph is from an album entitled 'Canada and the United States. 1867' by John Downes Rochfort (1825-1885), who toured Canada and America in 1867.

The Capitol building has been much altered and added to since construction began in 1793. The building had to be rebuilt after its destruction by the British during the War of 1812. The original dome was removed in 1856 and replaced with the far grander cast iron dome shown in this photograph. Work on the dome and other extensions to the building was completed in 1865.

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Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1995-5001/1/39
type:
photograph
credit:
National Media Museum, Bradford