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United States Capitol - 1846
The history of the United States Capitol Building begins in 1793. Since then,...

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Prohibited Items at the U.S. Capitol Building
In order to ensure the safety of visitors and staff and to preserve the...

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The AOC maintains the grounds of the U.S. Capitol
The roles and responsibilities of the Architect of the Capitol cover an...

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Brumidi Corridors
Weekdays at 2 p.m. — A special tour of the Brumidi Corridors on the first floor...

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Blog Posts Categorized 'Photography'

December 17
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Instagrammers in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol
On a rainy December Saturday a group of Instagrammers joined us at the U.S. Capitol to tour the building and chat with an Architect of the Capitol photographer. Despite the weather it was a great...
December 11
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December 2013 at the U.S. Capitol
A look back on 2013 through some of our most popular pictures from Flickr and Instagram.
November 26
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Instagram Meetup at U.S. Capitol
Since one of the earliest known photographs of the U.S. Capitol in 1846, Washington, D.C., residents and visitors have been capturing images of this national icon, its art and its grounds.
February 20
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Construction of Capitol extensions
Montgomery Meigs – a man who built the Capitol while helping save the Union it represents - may be America’s greatest engineer.
January 15
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Photo of Capitol covered in snow
AOC Photographer Chuck Badal gives a behind the scenes look at how some of his favorite photos of the Capitol were captured — from the roof of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building.
December 21
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U.S. Capitol Dome and Shuttle Discovery
Capitol Hill 2012 in pictures - from the memorable, to the beautiful, to the solemn.
October 24
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The Capitol Dome in Fall 2012
Michael Dunn, AOC’s chief of photography, draws upon his 15 years of experience to share tips for photographing the Capitol Grounds in fall.
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