Pastoral View of Washington in the 1860s Faces & Places of Yesterday, Featured Wed Jun 5th, 2013 2 Comments Take a look at this photograph. You should be able to make out the Old Patent Office in the background. 1860s view of Washington DC Get more GoDC posts by emailSign up to receive our great posts right in your inbox! Tags 1860s, Mathew Brady Amazon.com Widgets dbartramr This appears to have been taken from the Beef Depot Memorial. It looks as if the Senate wing of the Capitol is on the far right Drew Or is it taken from the Smithsonian Castle?