THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT. / HEIGHT, 555 FEET. -- COST, $1,187,710. -- CORNER STONE LAID, JULY 4th, 1848. -- CAP STONE SET, DECEMBER 6th, 1884. / … [caption title below image]

Boston, New York & Chicago: J.H. Bufford's Sons. (Louis P. Griffith & Co., Publishers Agents, Baltimore, MD), 1885. Color lithograph, 18 x 12 1/2 inches, picturing a somewhat idealized view of the Washington Monument set amidst trees and walking paths filled with well-dressed spectators, a long line forming at the door in the base of the monument, and with city buildings in the background. A key beneath the image matches seven numbered buildings, including the White House, Lee's Residence, the Observatory, and Georgetown College; an additional five lines of text in the bottom margin further describes the monument. John Henry Bufford (1810-1870) was a contemporary of Nathaniel Currier; both were apprenticed in the firm of William Pendleton, a Boston lithographer. Bufford opened his own studio in the 1840s and at one time employed a young Winslow Homer. Apparently not recorded on OCLC; however, a similar copy is noted in the online catalogue of the Albert Small Collection (uncolored, no measurement given). Margins browned, but a lovely example of a rare view of the Washington Monument. (#6266). Item #58189

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