IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR ME THIS WEEKEND, FEBRUARY 9-10: I WILL NOT BE AT EASTERN MARKET DUE TO THE COLD WEATHER. IF THERE’S SOMETHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO BUY, I’ll BE WORKING FROM MY HOME/STUDIO in ADAMS MORGAN. Feel free to call or text me at 202-390-9069, or email me at maryjbelcher@comcast.net, if you want to come by.  When I’m at the Market, my stall is on the Plaza at the North Carolina Avenue & 7th Street SE end of the building. 

Freedom, atop the Capitol, Sculpted by Thomas Crawford, ca. 1856

Eastern Market is DC’s longest operating public market, dating to the city’s founding in 1790. Early city planners Thomas Jefferson and Pierre L’Enfant situated large markets in each of the District’s quadrants. The original Eastern Market was located next to the Navy Yard on Capitol Hill. It moved to its present location in 1873. Eastern Market proudly reflects our city’s diverse culture, where people of all colors, ages, and beliefs come to shop and mingle. 

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Ben's, 1213 U Street NW

Ben’s, 1213 U Street NW

WHAT DOES DC LOOK LIKE? The squat red building that is Ben’s Chili Bowl?  The White House? Frederick Douglass’s house?  The arches of Key Bridge, or the marshes of the Anacostia? I sell more than 100 views and maps of the city as matted prints, ranging in size from 8″x10 to 16″x20″ for $15 to $45 each.

Limited-edition prints, published by Old Town Editions of Alexandria, include the Rock Creek Park and National Mall maps, 18th Street in Adams Morgan, the Neighborhoods of Washington, DC, and the DC Cherry Blossoms Kimono. These numbered, signed pieces are created by Old Town Editions using the most advanced digital printing processes, resulting in the truest reproductions of the original watercolors that will last decades before yellowing in fading.

See more on the Views of the City and Maps Gallery pages.

NEW: A Map of the Capitol Grounds, completed November 2018