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In Emanuel Leutze’s mural, a group of pioneers and their train of covered wagons are pictured at the continental divide, looking towards the sunset and the Pacific Ocean. The border depicts vignettes of exploration and frontier mythology. Beneath the central composition is a panoramic view of their destination “Golden Gate,” in San Francisco Bay.
Emanuel Leutze’s mural celebrates the western expansion of the United States....

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Painted Portrait of Benjamin Henry Latrobe
Benjamin Henry Latrobe was hired by President Jefferson in 1803 to fill the...

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Meet the AOC's decorative painters at the Library of Congress who work to...

Blog Posts Tagged 'bikes'

AOC Bike Commuters: In Their Own Words

Posted by Kristen Frederick on October 01, 2014

Capitol view through bicycle spokes.
Quite a few Architect of the Capitol employees commute by bike, forming a group that meets monthly to work on promoting cycling to fellow AOC employees.

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From the Archives: Bike Racks on Capitol Hill

Posted by Andria Leo on July 31, 2013

Bill from the Lawn Cycle Stand Manufacturing Co. to the Architect of the Capitol
Parking in Washington, D.C. has always been a challenge, but did you know they have been working to accommodate commuters on Capitol Hill for more than a century?

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Doing Good: Riding & Raising for Research and...

Posted by Kristen Frederick on June 08, 2012

Architect of the Capitol's Franklin Bradley with his bike helmet on in front of the U.S. Capitol Building.
AOC's Internal Communications Manager finds a way to make a meaningful difference through an annual bike-a-thon supporting the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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