Most 19th century prints depicting Washington, D.C., showed great statesmen and buildings. Here, however, Edward Kemble sketched ordinary citizens. At center, a tour guide extols the Capitol’s wonders to a sightseeing family. Above, citizens with varying degrees of interest watch the House in session. The page’s remainder shows the building’s denizens: doorkeepers, local cranks, and “Buttercup,” a woman whom the accompanying article said had sold souvenirs in the Rotunda since the 1850s.