Washington D.C. seen by the 26th Wisconsin


From the U.S. Capitol Historical Society, the Kiplinger Collection.

        DOME AND WINGS added to the Capitol in the 1850's and 1860's brought the structure to the form so familiar today. This 1871 lithograph, hand colored, pictures it dominating a tree-dotted city from atop Jenkins Hill. The Washington Monument, incorrectly shown with capstone and round base, actually was not completed until 1884.
        The road on the right is Pennsylvania Ave, the path taken on the Grand Review. They marched away from the capital and angle right. It was at that corner the last picture was taken.