Prints of the Capitol abounded in the second half of the 19th century. This example spotlights the center part of the building. Visitors approaching from the east saw this view, with the central portico and huge dome framed by an alley of trees. A small “Whymper sc.”—short for “Whymper sculpsit,” translated from the Latin as “Whymper engraved it”—in the lower left marks this print as the work of a prolific and talented British family. Josiah Wood Whymper and his sons, Edward, Charles, and Frederick, illustrated and engraved hundreds of images for their own books and other publications in England.