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Visualization of Early Washington DC

Dan Bailey, Imaging Research Center (IRC) and Department of Visual Arts, William Allen, Office of the Architect of the Capitol, Don A. Hawkins, Historical Cartographer and Architect, Peter G. Chirico, Geographer, U.S. Geological Survey, Sabin Streeter, Writer, Kundardt Productions, Scott W. Berg, Department of English, George Mason University, Eric Smallwood, IRC, UMBC, Imaging and Digital Arts MFA Graduate Student, UMBC, Susan Main, Imaging and Digital Arts MFA Graduate Student, UMBC

Kundarht Films, WETA Washington, the Maryland Historical Society, and the IRC, have received a major NEH grant for the production of a PBS style documentary on the life and work of Benjamin Henry Latrobe. The IRC is involved to recreate virtually the Capitol and the area around Capitol Hill in 1812. This re-creation has proved more challenging than anticipated due to the lack of reliable visual source material. Subsequently the project has expanded beyond the original effort.