Panoramic View from top of Washington Monument


Glass plate negative made by Walter J. Hussey, 1885-1910. State, War, and Navy Building as seen from the Top of the Washington Monument.

View from the observation deck at the top of the Washington Monument looking northwest just to the left of the State, War, and Navy Building (now named the Eisenhower Executive Office Building). Note the U-shaped building surrounded by trees with the entrance gate facing 17th Street, NW just south of the State, War, and Navy Building. This is the last White House stable built in 1871 for President Ulysses Grant. Taken in December 1889.

The collection in the Photographic History Collection consists of over two hundred glass plate negatives made by Walter J. Hussey (1865-1959). These glass plate negatives consist of daily life in and around Mount Pleasant, Ohio, Mr. Hussey's friends and family, studio portraits, his trips to the Washington, D.C. area, and Florida.

Date Made: 1885-1910

Maker: Hussey, Walter J.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: District of Columbia, Washington

See more items in: Work and Industry: Photographic History, Walter J. Hussey Collection, Photography


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift from Richard S. Hussey

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2010.0080.14Accession Number: 2010.0080Catalog Number: 2010.0080.14

Object Name: glass negativephotographglass plate negative

Physical Description: glass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 5 in x 8 in; 12.7 cm x 20.32 cm


Record Id: nmah_1390097

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