This print from a German publication shows a view of Pennsylvania Avenue looking toward the Capitol. The viewer’s perspective is positioned behind the back of a sailor, implying an approach to the scene as a visitor. The elements included in the scene combine to create an impression of Washington as a diverse and modern place—Native Americans, Asians, and African Americans mingle amidst new inventions like tandem bicycles and streetcars.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Auf der Pennsylvania - Avenue in Washington,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2007/2007-335-003/ (October 30, 2020)
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