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How to Use the Images


Inquiry Question

Historical Context



3a & 3b


Table of

Visual Evidence

Drawing 2: 1822 watercolor of Decatur House
by E. Vaile.

[Graphic] Drawing 2 with link to higher quality drawing. (Decatur House Collection)

Photo 1: Decatur House, 1967.
[Graphic] Photo 1 with link to higher quality photo. (Decatur House Collection)

Questions for Drawing 2 & Photo 1

1. Compare Drawing 2 and Photo 1. What differences can you detect?

2. How do surrounding buildings in both the drawing and photo affect your impression of the size of the house?

3. What can you learn about the time period by carefully studying the watercolor?

* The image on the screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high resolution version of Drawing 2 and Photo 1 but be aware that each will take about 30 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.




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