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A black and white photograph of the United States Capitol in 1846.
The history of the United States Capitol Building begins in 1793. Since then,...

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The Summerhouse on the Capitol Grounds surrounded by pink azalea flowers.
A few ideas to help you in planning a visit to Capitol Hill.

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Photo of AOC employee Richard Edmonds.
  The Architect of the Capitol magazine, Foundations & Perspectives,...

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Bartholdi's Fountain
Take a walking tour of the U.S. Botanic Garden October 1 at 2 p.m., weather...

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Blog Posts Categorized 'Photography'

December 22, 2014
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Capitol Sunset November 2014
From February's heavy snowfall to October's blood moon eclipse, take a look back at some popular moments of 2014 through the AOC's Instagram and Flickr images.
September 22, 2014
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Instagrammers in the Olmsted Summerhouse on the Capitol Grounds
Early on this beautiful September morning, a group of Instagrammers came together to explore and celebrate the U.S. Capitol during our second InstaMeet.
December 17, 2013
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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, 2013
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Image of the Capitol Christmas Tree reflecting on the water in 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, 2013
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Instagram Meetup at U.S. Capitol banner
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 26, 2013
By: Ray Mims
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Trout Lily in the U.S. Botanic Garden
The U.S. Botanic Garden’s Conservation & Sustainability Horticulturist, Ray Mims, takes a look at the importance of spring ephemerals, which are featured in the Garden’s current exhibit,...
February 20, 2013
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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.
February 14, 2013
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Louise and Robert Pearl at the exact moment of their engagement in front of the Ford Building.
For 10 years, I have walked through the doors of the 3rd Street entrance to the Ford Building, never knowing that right outside those very same doors — 72 years ago — something happened that greatly...
January 15, 2013
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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, 2012
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U.S. Capitol Dome and Shuttle Discovery flying by
Capitol Hill 2012 in pictures - from the memorable, to the beautiful, to the solemn.

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