The highest bidder gets to take home this piece of history, "Unfinished Capital." Created from an 1861 wood cut of the unfinished Capital, this hand-colored piece was also featured on the cover of Cokie Roberts' book, Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868. Created by Alexandria's Todd Healy of Gallery Lafayette in 2014 after 120 hours of hand coloring. An instant conversation starter, your walls will ooze history! In addition to the original piece of work, the winner gets a signed copy of the Cokie Roberts book.
According to Goodreads, the book is a riveting look at Washington, D.C. and the experiences, influence, and contributions of its women during this momentous period of American history. Cokie Roberts chronicles Washington women's increasing independence, their political empowerment, their indispensable role in keeping the Union unified through the war, and in helping heal Washington once the fighting was done.
Carole and John Augustine