United States Pension Office, general view. ; Bell, C.M.; ca. 1900; 1976:0003:00...
United States Pension Office, general view.About this object
C.M. Bell Studios operated in Washington throughout the 1860s-1910s. Photographer C.M. Bell ran the studio until his death in 1893. Depicted is the 19th century United States Pension Office, an impressive fire-proof brick building. The edifice was constructed with 15 million bricks. The structure was 400 x 200 feet, boasting 3 stories and a central dome. The structure represented the Italian Renaissance chic. The office stood on the north part of the Judiciary Square, on G street, and was nestled between Fourth and Fifth streets. Quartermaster-General Meigs was the architect of the stately building 1882-1887. From a group of thirty-four views of buildings in Washington D.C.Place Made
Mounted photographDate Made
ca. 1900Medium and Materials
gelatin silver print, mounted on boardInscription and Marks
verso: [ink] United States Pension Office. General view.verso: [printed label] U. S. Pension Office, verso: [printed label] Cor. Penna. Avenue and 12th street (with lines drawn through). verso: [printed label] Photographed by C. M. Bell, 459, 461,463, And 465 Penna. Ave. verso: [pencil] 12, 76:003:21 verso: [printed labels] These labels indicate the history of the Pension Office Building and an anecdote about the building inspection.Measurements
image: 16.2 cm x 22.5 cm
overall: 16.6 cm x 24.6
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