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Drawing by Robert Fulton:

Sighting Mechanism and details. Plunging boat [submarine]. Section

West Front of the United States Capitol, ca. 1830

DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA John Rubens Smith (1775-1849) West Front of the United States Capitol, ca. 1830 P&P (USZC4-3671):

The President's House

Thomas Jefferson appointed Benjamin Henry Latrobe "Surveyor of the Public Buildings" of the United States, making him responsible for the completion of the Capitol and the White House, among other projects. A brilliant designer and consummate draftsman, Latrobe is considered the father of the architecture and engineering professions in this country. In these elevations he proposes the sophisticated transformation of the White House from the simple rectangular block erected by James Hoban to the porticoed building today recognized around the world as the home of president of the United States.

Benjamin Henry Latrobe (1764-1820) View of the East Front of the President's House . . . Graphite, ink, and watercolor on paper, 1817

Temple of Liberty

Building the Capitol for a New Nation

[Rustic Scene between 51st and 52nd Streets, New York City], from Reminisces of New York by an Octogenarian (1816 - 1860) by Charles Haswell (1896).

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