Dierdrich Knickerbocker (pen name)

Old City Hall, Wall St. N.Y., undated

Engraved by Robert Hinshelwood (born 1812)
New-York Historical Society Library, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections

In 1789, New York was the capital of the United States. It was at Old City Hall in New York City on April 30, 1789, that George Washington took his oath of office as president of the United States. Congress met here until the capital moved to Philadelphia in 1790.