Photo, Print, Drawing [The White House ("President's House") Washington, D.C. East front elevation] / B H Latrobe 1807. S.P.B.U States. View of the east front of the President's House.

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About this Item

Title

  • [The White House ("President's House") Washington, D.C. East front elevation] / B H Latrobe 1807. S.P.B.U States.

Other Title

  • View of the east front of the President's House.

Summary

  • View of the east elevation of the White House; the proposed north and south porticos, later built with some minor changes, are here presented as defining features of the principal facades.

Names

  • Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, architect

Created / Published

  • 1807.

Headings

  • -  White House (Washington, D.C.)--1800-1810
  • -  Official residences--Washington (D.C.)--1800-1810
  • -  Porticoes (Porches)--Washington (D.C.)--1800-1810

Headings

  • Architectural drawings--1800-1810.

Genre

  • Architectural drawings--1800-1810

Notes

  • -  Caption label from exhibit "American Treasures Imagination": The President's House. Thomas Jefferson appointed Benjamin Henry Latrobe "Surveyor of the Public Buildings" of the United States, making him responsible for the completion of the Capitol and the White House, among other projects. A brilliant designer and consummate draftsman, Latrobe is considered the father of the architecture and engineering professions in this country. In this elevation he proposes the sophisticated transformation of the White House from the simple rectangular block erected by James Hoban to the porticoed building today recognized around the world as the home of the president of the United States.
  • -  Title devised by Library staff.
  • -  Inscription on recto: "View of the East front of the President's House, with the addition of the North & South Porticos."
  • -  The architectural drawings of Benjamin Henry Latrobe / Jeffrey A. Cohen and Charles E. Brownell, D73
  • -  Forms part of: Architectural drawings for the White House... in the Benjamin Henry Latrobe Archive (Library of Congress).
  • -  Published in: Eyes of the nation : a visual history of the United States / Vincent Virga and curators of the Library of Congress ; historical commentary by Alan Brinkley. New York : Knopf, 1997.
  • -  Published in: Viewpoints; a selection from the pictorial collections of the Library of Congress .... Washington : Library of Congress ..., 1975, no. 141.

Medium

  • 1 drawing on paper : watercolor, ink, and wash ; 39 x 51 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • ADE - UNIT 2564, no. 4 (B size) (Cabinet B) [P&P]

Source Collection

  • Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820. Architectural drawings for The White House ("President's House") Washington, D.C.

Repository

Digital Id

  • ppmsca 23683 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.23683
  • cph 3b52999 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b52999
  • cph 3b51648 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b51648
  • cph 3a06650 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a06650

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 97505109

Reproduction Number

  • LC-DIG-ppmsca-23683 (digital file from original item) LC-USZC4-1495 (color film copy transparency) LC-USZC4-65 (color film copy transparency) LC-USZ62-3068 (b&w film copy neg.)

Rights Advisory

  • No known restrictions on publication.

Access Advisory

  • Restricted access. Please use digital image or other reference copy. Original drawing is too fragile to serve.

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  • image

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  • Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.
  • Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-23683 (digital file from original item) LC-USZC4-1495 (color film copy transparency) LC-USZC4-65 (color film copy transparency) LC-USZ62-3068 (b&w film copy neg.)
  • Call Number: ADE - UNIT 2564, no. 4 (B size) (Cabinet B) [P&P]
  • Access Advisory: Restricted access. Please use digital image or other reference copy. Original drawing is too fragile to serve.

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Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, Architect. The White House "President's House" Washington, D.C. East front elevation / B H Latrobe . S.P.B.U States. Washington D.C, 1807. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/97505109/.

APA citation style:

Latrobe, B. H. (1807) The White House "President's House" Washington, D.C. East front elevation / B H Latrobe . S.P.B.U States. Washington D.C, 1807. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/97505109/.

MLA citation style:

Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, Architect. The White House "President's House" Washington, D.C. East front elevation / B H Latrobe . S.P.B.U States. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/97505109/>.