Visitors to Washington in the late 1800s often brought home images of the impressive view from the pinnacle of the Capitol dome. This stereoview showed the northwest quadrant of the city. In the foreground, curving paths and saplings mark the nascent Frederick Law Olmsted landscaping plan for the Capitol. Beyond, the developing city expands outward. Lumber and coal yards are just across the street and on either side of First Street NW. Broad Indiana Avenue extends to the left, reaching to the pale stone façade of City Hall in the upper left corner of the photograph.