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New Perspective, New Discoveries: A Close-up Look at Crawford's Progress of Civilization

By Michele Cohen, Ph.D.

We have made some interesting discoveries about the details of the sculptures and the sources of some of the depicted figures; we discovered and solved a few puzzles, and we also came across a few mysteries that we're still working on (and we'd welcome your help!).

The Progress of Civilization pediment on the East Front of the Capitol.
AOC Employee, MJ Pajak bikes to work on the Capitol campus.
May 18, 2016
This passionate group of AOC employees aims to improve biking conditions around the Capitol campus.More »
Military Summer Concert Series, 2009.
May 13, 2016
It wasn't planned at the time, but the 1793 cornerstone laying event was the first of what has become a time-honored tradition of incorporating music to mark celebratory and honorary occasions in the Nation's Capital.More »
Carving of a new rosette begun by a computerized numerical control (CNC) machine.
May 10, 2016
To answer this question, we travel to a brick building in Vienna, Virginia, where the hum of an industrial-sized machine is unmistakable. Littering the fenced-in courtyard of the building are massive slabs of stone of all shapes and colors.More »
This group portrait monument to the pioneers of the woman suffrage movement.
May 6, 2016
In honor of Mother's Day, explore more women who have played significant roles in the development of our nation and are featured in art at the U.S. Capitol.More »
Statue of Freedom atop the Capitol Dome visible above the trees.
April 29, 2016
Celebrated annually on the last Friday in April, National Arbor Day highlights the importance of trees, their planting and their care. Architect of the Capitol employees are involved in comprehensive tree care on this day, and every day throughout the year.More »
The AOC Library Buildings and Grounds team.
April 25, 2016
Our team actively works as ambassadors for energy reduction within the Library of Congress buildings, while helping maintain their invaluable and irreplaceable collection.More »
Energy savings through ESPCs.
April 18, 2016
ESPCs have assisted us in completing several conservation measures around the Capitol, House and Senate.More »
Relief portrait of Thomas Jefferson.
April 13, 2016
Our nation’s third president has his successes, as well as himself, memorialized in more than 10 pieces of art in the U.S. Capitol Building.More »
More energy-efficient LED lighting.
April 12, 2016
The Senate Jurisdiction's emphasis on energy-efficient lighting was integral to meeting our agency-wide energy reduction goal.More »
The marble plaza of the Supreme Court Building.
April 7, 2016
We care for more than 20 water features across the Capitol campus. How many can you name?More »
Cannon Renewal Project - February 2016
April 5, 2016
By deploying this construction best practice, the Cannon Renewal Project will save a tremendous amount of natural resources, require less manpower and result in savings to the American taxpayer. More »
Richard Edmonds, Industrial Engineering Technician at the Capitol Power Plant.
April 1, 2016
Our approach to sustainability and energy on Capitol Hill is built upon three defining elements... buildings, infrastructure and people.More »
Blanchet assists with a launch, Jonas Green State Park, Annapolis, Maryland
March 29, 2016
Electrician Martin Blanchet volunteers with Heroes on the Water, which helps veterans relax and rehabilitate through kayak fishing.More »
The Parthenon atop the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.
March 22, 2016
The Architect of the Capitol describes how he finds inspiration every day from the beautiful details of the Capitol campus.More »
Four leaf clover.
March 17, 2016
For Americans of Irish heritage, there is much to celebrate. Beginning with our Nation's founding, Irishmen risked their lives to establish what would become the United States of America.More »

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