Guided Primary Source Analysis: C&O Canal, Georgetown D.C.

C&O Canal, Georgetown DC
Chase, Susan Brown. “C&O Canal, Georgetown DC.” [19]16 May. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Medium: 1 drawing : watercolor over graphite underdrawing.
Summary: Landscape drawing shows buildings by the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal in Georgetown, Washington, DC.
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What does the artwork seem to suggest about the C&O Canal? Use details from the painting to support your conclusion.

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