On July 16, 1790, the Congress authorized the construction of a new capital on the banks of the Potomac River on land donated to the Federal Government

by the states of Virginia and Maryland. It was named 'Washington' in honor of our first President and the Leader of the Revolutionary army.

D.C. stands for the District of Columbia and it is not part of any state and is administrated by the Congress.

The district is home to all three branches of government and home to the national museums and a huge number of monuments as well as government offices.

It is currently a major tourist attraction and the same thing was true in the 1890's.

(actually I am surprised that there are not more spoons from this area)

(washington dc spoons

Most of these spoons show the Washington monument (the highest structure in the city), the capital building and the White House

visit the George Washington Exhibit
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