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William Henry Powell’s painting of the Discovery of the Mississippi by De Soto
William Henry Powell’s dramatic and brilliantly colored canvas was the last of...

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A virtual Map of Capitol Hill from above
View a map of the U.S. Capitol and other buildings and grounds cared for by the...

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Photo of Capitol Hill steps.
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Car of History Clock in the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall.
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Blog Posts Tagged 'presidents'

April 27, 2015
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Up close photo of Memorial with Grant on a horse.
Because weather and time have not been kind to the Grant Memorial, AOC staff developed a preservation strategy to restore the Grant Memorial to its original condition.
April 15, 2015
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President Lincoln's funeral procession.
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s death, AOC Curator Barbara Wolanin details the days he lay in state at the U.S. Capitol.
April 15, 2013
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Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural at the U.S. Capitol
AOC Public Affairs Officer Matt Guilfoyle watches "Lincoln" and "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"-- and is surprised by which film more accurately depicts the U.S. Capitol.
November 09, 2012
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Statue of Abraham Lincoln in Rotunda of U.S. Capitol
The recent attention for the movie “Lincoln” produced by Steven Spielberg and starring Daniel Day-Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln draws focus on this remarkable individual, the period in which he...
February 27, 2012
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Oil painting of a historical scene including several Presidents
Presidents Don't Sleep Here—But They're Honored in Art!
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