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[Second Floor Corridor. Printers' marks+Columns. Printer's mark of Conrad Baumgarten in West Corridor. Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.]

[Second Floor Corridor. Printers' marks+Columns. Printer's mark of Con...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of the Library of Congress Series in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.

[Second Floor Corridor. Printers' marks+Columns. View of mural between printers' marks of Francois Regnault and Simon Vostre. Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.]

[Second Floor Corridor. Printers' marks+Columns. View of mural between...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of the Library of Congress Series in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.

[The Young St. John the Baptist]

[The Young St. John the Baptist]

The Young Saint John the Baptist probably dates to the 1650s like the painting in London mentioned elsewhere. There are also two drawings of Saint John from that period that accord stylistically with this one. ... More

Photograph of a page from William Blake's Milton, undated

Photograph of a page from William Blake's Milton, undated

Transcribed from item: "Los and Enitharmon Regard With Horror the Flaming Orc. Blake's Milton. 1804." Item is from the Rosenwald Collection.

[Library of Congress in the U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. Roof details]

[Library of Congress in the U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. Roof detail...

Iron roof trusses; details of joints. Inscription: "Details of roof of Congressional Library."

James C. Strout / Taken by George W. Butler.

James C. Strout / Taken by George W. Butler.

Photograph shows portrait of James C. Strout just before entering Bowdoin College; he would later become Assistant Librarian of the Library of Congress. Title from item. Case: Leather; floral design. Notation i... More

[The Library of Congress in the U.S. Capitol Building]

[The Library of Congress in the U.S. Capitol Building]

Photograph of an engraving. Title and date from Ten First Street, Southeast: Congress Builds a Library, 1886-1897 / Helen-Anne Hilker. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1980, p. 60, no. 8.

Alfred Beckley's Private Memorandum Book, 1856-1865, including "Statements of Agency for the Mssrs Francis and John A Granger"

Alfred Beckley's Private Memorandum Book, 1856-1865, including "Statem...

The son of John Beckley, the first clerk of the House of Representatives under George Washington, Alfred Beckley is widely recognized as the founder of Raleigh County. The man for whom the county seat of Beckle... More

[Bronze casting of the life mask of Abraham Lincoln on exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibit. Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.]

[Bronze casting of the life mask of Abraham Lincoln on exhibit at the ...

Title devised by Library staff. Gift; Carol M. Highsmith 2011; (DLC/PP-2002:038) Forms part of the Library of Congress Series in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.

Architectural drawing for doors ("library door and gallery door") for the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Architectural drawing for doors ("library door and gallery door") for ...

Working drawing showing iron doors as plan, elevation, section, and detail. UNIT title devised. Deposit; Cornell University; 1937. Finding aid (unpublished): Filed by UNIT number, available in Prints and Photog... More

[Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Front elevation]
[Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building. Second story showing third tier of alcoves]

[Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building. Second story showing ...

Competition drawing showing second story alcoves, clerks offices, and chart rooms as plan. Inscription: "Plan of second story showing third tier of alcoves" ; "Scale 1/16 in. = one foot" ; "Samuel Sloan, archit... More

[Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Perspective]
[Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Section]
Architectural drawing for the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Floor plan

Architectural drawing for the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Fl...

Competition drawing showing library as plan. UNIT title devised. Library of Congress design competition proposal no. 11 (from Library of Congress Archives, Records of the Library of Congress, Buildings and Grou... More

[Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Entrance story]
[Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Side elevation]
[Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Side elevation]
[Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Front elevation]
[View down East Capitol Street from the U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C., with Carroll Row on the right]

[View down East Capitol Street from the U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C....

Photograph shows Carroll Row, razed in 1887 for construction of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

[Main Reading Room under construction in the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building]

[Main Reading Room under construction in the Library of Congress Thoma...

Shows circular central desk and reading room desks.

[View down East Capitol Street from the U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C., with Carroll Row on the right]

[View down East Capitol Street from the U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C....

Photograph shows Carroll Row, a block of five houses at 1st & A Street, SE, razed in 1887 for construction of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building. Includes the sign "Architect." At far right , to ... More

[Library of Congress ("Congressional Library"), Washington, D.C. Front elevation] / A.R. Esty archt.

[Library of Congress ("Congressional Library"), Washington, D.C. Front...

Title devised by Library staff. Exhibited: Unbuilt Washington, National Building Museum, Washington, D.C., Nov. 2011-May 2012. Conservation control number 004069.JC.

The jury of seven that condemned the Library site

The jury of seven that condemned the Library site

Posed standing, full-length, are: George Phillips, E.E. White, H.M. Dellinger, M.W. Beveridge, H.S. Millard, Samuel G. Walker, Doug Clagett, W.H. Morrison, and S.S. Wilson.

Corrupt legislation

Corrupt legislation

Semi-circular panel from mural entitled The Government by Elihu Vedder, in the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, showing man, woman, and child in classical garb, with woman seated and holding an un... More

Government

Government

Semi-circular panel from mural entitled The Government by Elihu Vedder, in the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, showing seated woman and two angels in classical garb.

Good administration

Good administration

Semi-circular panel in 5-part mural called "Government" in the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, showing woman seated on "good administration" holding fair scale, and a person on each side of her, ... More

Peace - prosperity

Peace - prosperity

Semi-circular panel from mural entitled The Government by Elihu Vedder, in the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, showing partially nude woman seated on "peace - prosperity" with hands on wreaths, a... More

Anarchy

Anarchy

Semi-circular panel from mural entitled The Government by Elihu Vedder, in the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, showing two women and one man nude or in classical garb with tools of destruction am... More

Excavation of site for the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Excavation of site for the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

On front: "Architect's Office, Cong. Lib. Bldg." Source unknown.

Design for Jefferson Building

Design for Jefferson Building

Architectural drawing of the first story of the Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. Key plan, First story - S159.

Excavation of site for the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Excavation of site for the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Printed on image: "Architect's Office, Cong. Lib. Bldg." Source unknown.

[Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Plan showing roadway and sidewalk widths]

[Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Plan showing roadway and sidewa...

Rendering showing site plan of library building and sidewalks, including surrounding streets to Capitol.

[Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.). Octagon south. Second story. Brickwork. Plans, sections, and elevations. Working drawing] / Paul F. Pelz, architect.

[Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.). Octagon south. Second story. ...

Working drawing showing brickwork of second floor of south portion of octagonal reading room as plans, sections, and elevations. Signed: "Bernard R. Green, Superintendent & Engineer", "E.P.S.", "R.F. O'D., Reve... More

[Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.). Attic. Brickwork. Plans, sections, and elevations. Working drawing] / Paul F. Pelz, architect.

[Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.). Attic. Brickwork. Plans, sect...

Working drawing showing brickwork of attic as plans, sections, and elevations. Signed: "Bernard R. Green, Superintendent & Engineer", "E.P.S.", "V.S.F.Gr." No. 395.

[Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.). Inscriptions for stained glass. Diagrams. Working drawing]

[Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.). Inscriptions for stained glas...

Working drawing showing inscriptions of famous names and states for stained glass skylights and lantern lights in the curtains of the Thomas Jefferson building as diagrams. Signed: "Bernard R. Green, In Charge." No. 827.

[Foundation construction for the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, view from the U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.]

[Foundation construction for the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson ...

Photograph shows Carroll Row, a block of five houses at 1st & A Street, SE, razed in 1887 for construction of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building. Includes the sign "Architect."

[Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Ironwork. Boiler room. Skylight. Details]