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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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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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Painted portrait of Dr. William Thornton
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is the builder and steward of America’s...

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"Exposed: The Secret Life of Roots" graphic.
This special exhibit at the U.S. Botanic Garden is on display February 21...

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May 21, 2014
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) received its third consecutive...
May 13, 2014
The 2014 series of concerts will be inaugurated by the Navy Band on Monday...
Apr 25, 2014
MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY  Architect of the Capitol Stephen T....
Apr 08, 2014
On Tuesday April 8, 2014, Stephen T. Ayers, Architect of the Capitol,...

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