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A black and white photograph of the United States Capitol in 1846.
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Blog Posts Tagged 'statue of freedom'

December 02, 2013
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Photo showing placement of the Statue of Freedom atop the Capitol December 2, 1863 as viewed from the west.
The Statue of Freedom was placed atop the Capitol Dome 150 years ago, effectively completing the Capitol Dome that we still see today.
September 24, 2013
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The Statue of Freedom atop the U.S. Capitol
This is the first in a series of occasional articles, written by the Architect of the Capitol’s Curator Office, about the use of nature in the art and architecture of the U.S. Capitol. This week,...
January 29, 2013
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The figure of Liberty in the Apotheosis of George Washington is depicted wearing a Liberty Cap
The liberty cap was the symbol of freedom and liberty commonly used in the 19th century and is seen in many places in the United States Capitol.
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