Sep 28, 2017 - Sale 2455

Sale 2455 - Lot 110

Price Realized: $ 8,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
(DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.) [Hacker, Francis; photographer?] Mammoth photograph of the Capitol and environs. Albumen print, 15 1/4 x 21 inches, mounted on linen-backed paper; formerly rolled; minimal wear. Washington, DC, circa 1870

Additional Details

This view was apparently taken from the Smithsonian Institution building, looking east across the National Mall to the United States Capitol. The greenhouse of the United States Botanic Garden (constructed in 1867) can be seen just in front of the Capitol, with the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad crossing over in the foreground. The photographer is uncredited, but the view resembles another at the Library of Congress credited to Hacker.