Amazing 19th Century Photo of the White House

How cool is this old photo? Check out the White House as it looked in the late 19th century. It appears to be a view of a much more tree-laden southern view of the mansion.

The White House

The White House

Source: Library of Congress

Can anyone accurately date this image? The caption says between 1863 and 1893.

Also, look at the image above … kind of looks like an iphone on it’s side right?