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Rediscovering Blackjack

By Erin Courtney

During a recent renovation at the U.S. Capitol Building, members of the Architect of the Capitol uncovered a long-forgotten painting of the famous horse.

The Blackjack painting discovered in the U.S. Capitol.
May 18, 2016
This passionate group of AOC employees aims to improve biking conditions around the U.S. Capitol campus.More »
Accessible ramp at Senate Parks near the Senate Underground Garage.
July 22, 2015
The AOC's Facilities Planning and Programming Division incorporates seemingly small improvements into the design of our facilities and their outside environments, helping not only those with disabilities, but each one of us.More »
Sheep on the White House lawn, taken between 1916-1919. Image courtesy Library of Congress
February 3, 2014
The Capitol Grounds have long been a haven for wildlife, with residents ranging from squirrels to red-tailed hawks to a red fox. But sheep? If it had been left up to one Virginia farmer more than 90 years ago, flocks of sheep might be spotted grazing on the grounds today.More »
AOC's Kevin Mulshine is proud to help others by being a blood donor.
March 4, 2012
While most people can be blood donors, only five percent of the eligible population actually donates — making AOC's Kevin and Gloria true heroes, even if they don't consider their efforts extraordinary. More »
October 22, 2014
Edmonds hopes to leave behind a legacy that exemplifies how important it is to take time to recognize those in need and make a difference.More »
Black and white photo of Genius of America pediment.
September 1, 2016
A variety of letters and numbers appear on buildings or in art work on Capitol Hill.More »
AOC's LaTisha Williams, custodial worker supervisor in the House Office Buildings Day Cleaning division.
May 16, 2018
LaTisha Williams finds and gives encouragement by serving with her community church.More »
July 26, 2015
A look back at how life safety relates to the Americans with Disabilities Act and what has changed on the U.S. Capitol campus over the past 25 years.More »
January 27, 2016
An AOC employee gives back and shares his knowledge with students, not just about elevators, but about broader career opportunities.More »
Image of the Capitol Christmas Tree reflecting on the water in December 2013 at the U.S. Capitol
December 11, 2013
A look back on 2013 through some of our most popular pictures from Flickr and Instagram.More »
2015 Year in Review
December 18, 2015
This year has been one of many great moments at the Architect of the Capitol and on Capitol Hill. As 2015 comes to a close, relive some of the highlights through our photos.More »
April 18, 2016
ESPCs have assisted us in completing several conservation measures around the Capitol, House and Senate.More »
June 17, 2013
A team of tradecrafts experts at the AOC transform an office into a completely wheelchair-accessible suite in less than four weeks.More »
July 29, 2015
Accessibility was a key component of the design of the Capitol Visitor Center, and we are proud to welcome visitors from all over the United States and the world.More »
April 2, 2013
Bill McLaughlin, Plant Curator at the U.S. Botanic Garden highlights plants currently in bloom at the U.S. Capitol.More »

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