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Title: U.S. Capitol at night, Washington D.C.

Accession Number: 2005.34.110
Type: postcard
Place: USA, DC, Washington
Materials: paper
Description: Postcard; U.S. Capitol at night, Washington D.C.; part of the collection of Captain Richard C. Mears (1829-1899); view of the Capitol building at night, most likely a drawing or a colored photograph; printed on front: "U.S. CAPITOL AT NIGHT, WASHINGTON, D.C."; printed on back (upper left corner): "WHITE DOME OF CAPITOL AT NIGHT/ Ablaze with a magnificent electric illumination./ One of the noblest architectural buildings in the/ world. It is situatied on Capitol Hill, and covers/ an area of three and one-half acres. The corner-/ stone was laid by George Washington September/ 18, 1793. Its lofty and graceful dome can be/ seen from all parts of the city."; printed on back (left hand edge): "PUB. BY THE WASHINGTON NEWS COMPANY, WASHINGTON, D.C."; printed on back (divider down center of card): "MFD BY TB CAMBRIDGE, MASS/ TICHNOR QUALITY VIEWS/ COLORCHROME/ WNC/ WASHINGTON, D.C."; printed on back (right side): "121051/ POST/ CARD/ THIS SPACE FOR ADDRESS ONLY"; printed on back (stamp area): "PLACE/ STAMP HERE/ DOMESTIC/ ONE CENT/ FOREIGN/ TWO CENTS".

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