Washington DC Heritage Trail project

In October 2013, Dana Ellyn began her newest painting project. Ellyn is using the Cultural Tourism DC Neighborhood Heritage Trail guides to inspire a new series of paintings. She plans to explore and create a painting inspired by each and every stop on all of the 13 unique trails in Washington DC.

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Downtown Heritage Trail
(CLICK HERE to download the entire trail guide)

(From the guide: Walk in the footsteps of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Walk Whitmans, and other great Americans whose lives were intertwined with the history of the nation and its capital city.)
1. 7th & Pennsylvania Ave NW 2. 7th & Indiana Ave NW 3. 437 7th St NW 4. 7th & F St NW
cluss
The Red Architect
14"x18"
acrylic on canvas board
SOLD
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temperance
Pondering Temperance
12"x16"
acrylic on canvas
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clarabarton
Clara Barton (Missing Soldiers)
11"x18"
mixed on wood
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besties
Besties
16"x20"
acrylic on canvas board
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5. F St btwn 7&9th NW 6. 9th & F St NW 7. F & 11th St NW 8. 10th & Penn. Ave NW
lincoln
Mary Todd
30"x59"
acrylic on recycled
DC street banner
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lincolnHAT
Lincoln's Hat
14"x18"
acrylic on canvas board
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woodies
Hat Shopping
24"x24"
acrylic on canvas
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shoomakers
Day Drinking
(Gin Rickey)
15"x20"
acrylic on board
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W.6 14th & E Street NW E.9 6th & H Street NW E.1 Penn. Ave & 4 1/2 Street NW W.1 1317 G Street NW
ulysses
Lobbying (with Ulysses)
29"x40"
acrylic on (orange) paper
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marysurratt
The Nest in Which the Egg Was Hatched
18"x24"
acrylic on canvas
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rathskeller
Rathskeller
30"x30"
acrylic on canvas
$400
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keckley
Seamstress
(Elizabeth Keckley)
30"x60"
acrylic on street banner
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E.5 4th & D Street NW E.10 7th & G Street NW  
perkins
Dousing the Fire
(Francis Perkins)
20"x15"
acrylic on canvas
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chinatown
Chinese New Year
20"x20"
acrylic on canvas
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downtown
Download the guide
Federal Triangle Heritage Trail
(CLICK HERE to download the entire trail guide)

(From the guide: Strategically located between the Capitol and the White House, the Federal Triangle houses key government departments and agencies.)
4. 1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW
postmaster
Postmaster
18"x24"
acrylic on canvas
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    fedtri
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Mt. Pleasant Heritage Trail
(CLICK HERE to download the entire trail guide)

(From the guide: Originally a bucolic country village, Mount Pleasant has been a fashionable streetcar suburb, working-class and immigrant neighborhood, Latino barrio and a hub of arts and activism.)
9. Park & Klingle Rd. NW 5. 16th & Newton St. NW 1. 16th St & Mt. Pleasant NW 2. 16th St at Irving & Lamont NW
postmaster
Sokols
16"x20"
acrylic on canvas board
$250
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jester
Jester (and black panther)
14"x18"
acrylic on canvas board
$220
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gibson
Gibson Girls of Mount Pleasant
16"x20"
acrylic on canvas board
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bicycle
Look Out!
32"x36"
acrylic on canvas
$550
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8. Newton btwn 18 & 19th St NW 7. Newton & 18th St NW 12. 18th & Park Rd NW 15. Lamont & Mt Pleasant St NW
garfield
The Assassination of
President Garfield
11"x19"
mixed on wood
$380
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detail 1 detail 2
detail 3 detail 4
detail 5
diddley
Bo Diddley
12"x16"
acrylic on canvas
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duet
Duet
(Patsy & Jimmy)
18"x14"
acrylic on chalkboard
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streetcar
A Streetcar Named Forty
16"x20"
acrylic on canvas board
$350
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16. Mt Pleasant St & Kilbourne Place NW 4. 16th & Park Road NW    
mariposa
Mariposa
18"x24"
acrylic on canvas
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knickerbocker
The History of Snow
21"x23"
acrylic on canvas
$400
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mtpleasant
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Southwest Heritage Trail
(CLICK HERE to download the entire trail guide)

(From the guide: From 1891 until the 1950's, Southwest Washington was the city's largest working-class, waterfront neighborhood. Then, it was entirely leveled by urban renewal.)
4. 4th bwtn I & G St. SW 10. 7th & Water St. SW    
aljolson
Jazz Singer
18"x24"
acrylic on canvas
$320
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emilyedmonson
The Cake Incident
18"x24"
acrylic on canvas
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mtpleasant
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Adams Morgan Heritage Trail
(CLICK HERE to download the entire trail guide)

(From the guide: Adams Morgan is ever changing. Even its name is new. This area once was known simply as '18th and Columbia,' referring to its major crossroads.)
5. 16th bwtn Fuller and Harvard St. NW      
angela
Angela
18"x24"
acrylic on canvas
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angela2
Angela (2)
18"x24"
acrylic on canvas
$300
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mtpleasant
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Barracks Row Heritage Trail
(CLICK HERE to download the entire trail guide)

(From the guide: For more than 150 years, the Navy Yard's distinctive factory whistle defined Capitol Hill's workday. John Philip Sousa honed his musical gifts here with the U.S. Marine Band. Congressional workers walked to work.
7. 8th & I St, SE      
sousa
Sousa-Mania
16"x22"
acrylic on canvas
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mtpleasant

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Anacostia Heritage Trail


(From the guide: Two villages founded here in the mid-1800s, white Uniontown and African American Barry Farm, developed separately for a century. Today's Anacostia embraces both.).
18. 1411 W Street, SE
fdouglass
Follow the Drinkin' Gourd
(Frederick Douglass)
16"x20"
acrylic on canvas
$350
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Shaw Heritage Trail


(From the guide: The crossroads neighborhood at the edge of downtown, has been home tot he newcomer and the old timer, the powerful and the poor, white and black .
1. 7th & Mount Vernon Place NW
carnegie
Reading Room
18"x24"
acrylic on canvas
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Georgia Ave/Pleasant Plains Heritage Trail


(From the guide: Follow the trail to meet those responsible for the birth and growth of the country's first African American liberal arts college, the stars and the star-struck of 7th & T, the revelers at Schuetzen Park and the cover grocers, barbers, poets, and bootleggers of Georgia Ave.
16. Georgia Ave & Kenyon Street NW
schuetzenpark
Schuetzen Park Beer Garden
18"x24"
acrylic on canvas
$400
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Greater U Street Heritage Trail


(From the guide: Adjacent to the famed Howard University, this neighborhood was home to Duke Ellington, leading African American artists, and professionals, and thriving black community of churches, schools, and social and civic organizations.
10. 15th & T Street NW
langston
The Saturday Nighters
(Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston
24"x30"
acrylic on canvas
$500
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