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September 3rd, 2016

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Image from page 60 of “Washington, what to see, and how to see it. A sightseer’s guide ..” (1888)
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Title: Washington, what to see, and how to see it. A sightseer’s guide ..
Year: 1888 (1880s)
Authors: Keim, De B. Randolph (De Benneville Randolph), 1841-1914
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Publisher: Washington, D.C.
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation

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INTERIOR DEPARTIVIENT, (PATENT OFFICE.) on the N. portion of Judiciary Square, is the U. S. Pension Building, 400×200 and 75 high. It is fire-proof throughout. The frieze over the first storyconsists of a terra cotta sculpture band 3 high, representing Military andNaval subjects. The building cost 0,000 and required 15,000,000 bricks.The court will accommodate 12,000 persons at an inauguration ball, and59,000 persons closely packed.

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THE general post-office. After passing 7th St., on the N. stands the Department of the Interior(Patent Office), open from 9 a. m. to 2 p. m. This massive structure, 453×331, was erected i836-6o, and cost ,500,000. The centre is of free stoneand the wings of marble, resting on a basement of granite. 58 MC PHERSON—FARRAGUT—SCOTT STATUES. The Museum of Models of the Patent Office, open from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m.,contains 200,000 models. The four halls are of superb construction, andcontain many objects of historic interest in addition to the valuable andinstructive collection of models, representing the inventive genius of theAmerican people. Directly S. of the Interior Department is the GeneralPost-Office, open from 9 a. m. to 2 p. m. Commenced in 1839 andfinished in 1867; cost, ,700,000. The structure is of marble and belongsto the Corinthian order. In the suite of apartments of the Postmaster-General, is a collection of Crayon Portraits of those Officers since thefoundation of th

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Image from page 322 of “The natural history of Washington territory, with much relating to Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oregon, and California, between the thirty-sixth and forty-ninth parallels of latitude, being those parts of the final reports on the s
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Title: The natural history of Washington territory, with much relating to Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oregon, and California, between the thirty-sixth and forty-ninth parallels of latitude, being those parts of the final reports on the survey of the Northern Pacific railroad route, containing the climate and physical geography, with full catalogues and descriptions of the plants and animals collected from 1853 to 1857
Year: 1859 (1850s)
Authors: Cooper, J. G. (James Graham), 1830-1902 Suckley, George, 1830-1869 Cooper, William, 1798?-1864 Gibbs, George, 1815-1873 Gray, Asa, 1810-1888 LeConte, John L. (John Lawrence), 1825-1883 United States. War Dept. Reports of explorations and surveys, to ascertain the … route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean
Subjects: Natural history
Publisher: New York : Baillière brothers, London, H. Baillière [etc., etc.]
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
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lack, the tail with about four white bands, or unspotted. Ho. 4476, adult female. Straits of Fuca, April, 1855. Length, 12. 50 ; extent, 27 inches. No. 4475, adult male, Santa Clara, Cal., November, 1855. Length, 11. 75; extent, 23. 50. No. 4477, young male, Shoalwater bay, August, 1855. Length, 10. 25 ; extent, 22. 50. Iris brown, bill bluish black, cere and feet yellow, in all the specimens. The pigeon hawk seems to be rather uncommon in the Territory. I shot one in June, 1853,and did not see another until April, 1855, when they had just arrived at the Straits of DeFuca. I was surprised one day by an unusual screaming of some bird close to the house, andgoing out I found that one of these hawks had just caught an unfortunate flicker^ \yhich- probably feared no assault from a bird no larger than itself. Its weight brought the hawk tothe ground, where I immediately shot it. On picking it up the flicker, though unhurt either U SP B/R E>n-, & SuT^evs 47*^ Parallel Birds Plat;; XI

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FALCO NI&RICEPS ZOOLOGY. 143 by the hawk or my shot, was so frightened that it made no effort to escape from the clawswhich still held it with the grasp of death. When I released it it flew to a tree near by, andfor some time showed its astonishment and joy by loud cries. As the pigeon hawk is found in summer, it doubtless breeds in the Territory. In August,1855, I shot one of a small family of young which had but lately left the nest. They probablymigrate southward in winter, as I found them abundant in California in October andNovember.—C. About the 1st of August this bird becomes very abundant in the vicinity of Fort Steilacoom,W. T. During the summer and autumn of 1856 I obtained a number of specimens in differentstages of phunage. Several of these had regular oval spots of rust or cinnamon color on theinner vanes of the primaries. In this character these birds appear to resemble the birdnoticed by Cassin in the birds of California, Texas, &c., among the doubtful and obs

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