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Online Exhibitions Highlight Historic Georgetown

Print of an etching depicting Key Bridge and the Potomac River with Georgetown in the background.

The Booth Family Center for Special Collections has published three new online exhibitions that celebrate the history of Georgetown and the surrounding area.

In Along the Potomac: Vintage Views by Local Etchers, University Art Collection Curator LuLen Walker shares rare etchings by local artists of the Potomac River, the C & O Canal and the surrounding neighborhoods, most produced in the first half of the 20th century.

University Archivist Lynn Conway showcases the original focal point of Georgetown's campus development in The Quadrangle: A history in fifty images. Photos document the Quadrangle over more than two centuries, from a 1789 drawing of the now-razed South Building to a picture of President-elect Bill Clinton speaking from the steps of Old North before his inauguration in 1993.

Finally, ...as order cannot subsist without some certain fixed rules reviews the regulations that governed student behavior at Georgetown in 1829. Conway provides explanatory notes to provide context for rules such as the restrictions on pocket money and family visits.