Incredible View of Treasury, The White House and a Field of Cows

This is so amazing. The National Archives has a ton of incredible photographs that we dug through this past weekend. Check this out. You can clearly see the Treasury Department and the White House to its left. The photo was taken some time during the Civil War.

General view of the city from the south toward the Treasury Building and the White House. Cows are grazing near Tiber Creek.

General view of the city from the south toward the Treasury Building and the White House. Cows are grazing near Tiber Creek.

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  • David Fielding

    The caption refers to cows grazing at Tiber creek, but it actually appears to be the Washington City Canal. It’s clearly a constructed waterway running along what is now the Mall. First time seeing this photo of the canal along the National Mall. I am guessing this to be 14th st.

  • Chris

    14th Street in the foreground, apparently seen from the Agriculture Department building. The Treasury Department is prominent at right center, with the White House hidden behind trees at center.
    Cows are grazing along the Washington Canal, later to become B Street, then Constitution Avenue.

  • BL-DC

    You should also check out the Archives collection of photos on the construction of the Jefferson Memorial. They have some terrific stuff.