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A map of the city of Washington in the District of Columbia

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Engraved map of the city of Washington in the District of Columbia. Created by Robert King, a surveyor for the city of Washington. In the bottom left corner is a view of the south front of the President's House. In the bottom right corner is a view of the east front of the Capitol of the United States. Mason's Island, later Theodore Roosevelt Island, can be seen on the left of the map.

Resource Type: Map

Subject: Maps; Washington (D.C.); Washington (D.C.)--Theodore Roosevelt Island; White House (Washington, D.C.); United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)

Date: 1818

Painting of John Mason's mansion on Mason's Island

Description:

Painting of John Mason's mansion. Depicted in the painting is a north view of the mansion as well as the landscaping and drive. Caption on back lists the location as both Analostan and Mason's Island, which are among the previous names for the island now known as Theodore Roosevelt Island.

Resource Type: Painting

Subject: Landscape painting; Mansions; Washington (D.C.)--Theodore Roosevelt Island; Mason, John, 1766-1849

Date: 1820?

Painting of John Mason's mansion

Description:

Painting of John Mason's mansion. Depicted in the painting is a north view of the mansion as well as the landscaping and drive. Caption on back lists the location as both Analostan and Mason's Island, both of these are previous names for the island now known as Theodore Roosevelt Island.

Resource Type: Painting

Subject: Mansions; Washington (D.C.)--Theodore Roosevelt Island; Mason, John, 1766-1849

Date: 1820?

Contraband Quarters, Mason's Island

Description:

Map and architectural drawing of the contraband quarters established on Mason's Island, later called Theodore Roosevelt Island. These quarters were instituted during the Civil War as a safe haven for freedmen and fugitive slaves who came within Union lines. Drawing depicts the layout of living quarters, as well as the location of hospital facilities, stables, laundry, school house, and teacher and employee quarters. A section and elevation of the contraband quarters is at the top of the drawing.

Resource Type: Map

Subject: American Civil War (1861-1865); Freedmen; Fugitive slaves; Washington (D.C.)--Theodore Roosevelt Island

Date: 1861?

Photograph of guards at ferry landing on Theodore Roosevelt Island

Description:

Guards at the ferry landing on Mason's Island, later Theodore Roosevelt Island. Some of the guards are examining a pass while others face the mainland.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Men; Ferries; Washington (D.C.)--Theodore Roosevelt Island

Date: 1862?

Contrabands in 2nd R. I. Camp

Description:

Several members of the 2nd Rhode Island Camp at Camp Brightwood in the District of Columbia. Capt. B. S. Brown (left); Lt. John P. Shaw, Co. F 2nd Regt. Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry (center); and Lt. Fry (right) with African American men and boy. Caption notes that the African Americans are contrabands, slaves who sought freedom within Union lines during the Civil War.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: American Civil War (1861-1865); Freedmen; Armies--Officers; Washington (D.C.)--Brightwood

Date: 1863?

Washington, D.C. Georgetown ferry-boat carrying wagons, and Aqueduct Bridge beyond, from rocks on Mason's Island

Description:

Civil war soldiers sit on the rocks of Mason's Island, later called Theodore Roosevelt Island, watching a Georgetown ferry transport wagons and horses across the Potomac River. One man is fishing. The Alexandria Aqueduct Bridge is visible in the background in its second incarnation as a canal and roadway.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Ferries; Soldiers; Wagons; Horses; Washington (D.C.)--Theodore Roosevelt Island; United States--Aqueduct Bridge

Date: 1864

Photograph of Georgetown ferry

Description:

Civil War soldiers sit on the rocks of Mason's Island, later called Theodore Roosevelt Island, watching a Georgetown ferry transport wagons and horses across the Potomac River. One man is fishing. The Alexandria Aqueduct Bridge is visible in the background in its second incarnation as a canal and roadway.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: National parks and reserves; Ferries; Soldiers; Wagons; Horses; Washington (D.C.)--Theodore Roosevelt Island; United States--Potomac River; United States--Aqueduct Bridge

Date: 1864?

Photograph of Alexandria Aqueduct Bridge with Mason's Island

Description:

The Alexandria Aqueduct Bridge in its original incarnation as a means for transporting canal boats across the Potomac River between the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and the Alexandria Canal. The Chesapeake and Ohio is visible in the foreground while Mason's Island, later Theodore Roosevelt Island, can be seen in the distance.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Canals; United States--Aqueduct Bridge; Washington (D.C.)--Georgetown; United States--Chesapeake and Ohio Canal; United States--Potomac River; Washington (D.C.)--Theodore Roosevelt Island

Date: 1864?

Photograph of Georgetown Heights with Alexandria Aqueduct Bridge

Description:

View of Georgetown Heights with the Alexandria Aqueduct Bridge in the background crossing the Potomac River. The Aqueduct Bridge is show in its first incarnation as a means of transporting canal boats from Chesapeake and Ohio Canal to the Alexandria Canal. Mason's Island, later called Theodore Roosevelt Island, is seen in the distance.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Canals; United States--Aqueduct Bridge; Washington (D.C.)--Georgetown; United States--Chesapeake and Ohio Canal; United States--Potomac River; Washington (D.C.)--Theodore Roosevelt Island

Date: 1864?

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