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....



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


One of the Architect of the Capitol's new on-demand shuttle vehicles for the Capitol Visitor Center.
The Capitol Visitor Center provides many accessibility services from shuttles,...

Dome Resources for Media

The resources below are available for use by media.

Scaffold Construction

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This file contains b-roll and timelapse footage of the scaffolding consuction in 2014.

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Other Dome Images

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Zip file that contains high resolution images, including: Dome damage photos and historic images.

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Other Dome Video

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This file contains b-roll of "lock and stitch" work done during the 2012 Dome Skirt Restoration and animation of scaffolding construction for the current Dome Restoration Project.

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Rotunda Protection Work


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Zip file that contains high resolution graphics, including: infographics and renderings of scaffolding.

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Background Information