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Construction of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.Created by: PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search EngineDated: 1897
The Library of Congress Building or the Jefferson Building is the oldest of the four United States Library of Congress buildings, built between 1890 and 1897 in Washington, DC. It is located on First Street SE, between Independence Avenue and East Capitol Street.

The new building was needed because of the Copyright Law of 1870, which required all copyright applicants to send to the Library two copies of their work. This resulted in a flood of books, pamphlets, maps, music, prints, and photographs. After Congress approved construction of the building in 1886, it took eleven years to complete.

The building's main architect was Paul J. Pelz, born in Prussian Silesia, initially in partnership with John L. Smithmeyer, a native of Vienna, Austria, and succeeded by Edward Pearce Casey during the last few years of construction. More than fifty American painters and sculptors produced commissioned works of art.

The building opened to the public on November 1, 1897, met with wide approval and was immediately seen as a national monument. The building name was changed on June 13, 1980 to honor former U.S. President Thomas Jefferson.
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[Library of Congress ("Congressional Library"), Washington, D.C. Line perspective of front and side elevations]

[Library of Congress ("Congressional Library"), Washington, D.C. Line ...

Reference copy in LOT 4249 (R). Public domain photograph of architecture design drawing, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[View down East Capitol Street from the U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C., with Carroll Row on the right]

[View down East Capitol Street from the U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C....

Photograph shows Carroll Row, razed in 1887 for construction of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

[Library of Congress ("Congressional Library"), Washington, D.C. Front elevation] / A.R. Esty archt.

[Library of Congress ("Congressional Library"), Washington, D.C. Front...

Exhibited: Unbuilt Washington, National Building Museum, Washington, D.C., Nov. 2011-May 2012. Conservation control number 004069.JC.

Excavation of site for the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Excavation of site for the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Printed on image: "Architect's Office, Cong. Lib. Bldg." Source unknown. Public domain photograph - panorama, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Plan showing roadway and sidewalk widths]

[Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Plan showing roadway and sidewa...

Rendering showing site plan of library building and sidewalks, including surrounding streets to Capitol.

[Construction of the Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, with the Capitol in the background, Washington, D.C.]

[Construction of the Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, with the...

No. A460173-1252E1-7F46. The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is the federal agency responsible for the maintenance, operation, development, and preservation of the United States Capitol Complex, which includes ... More

Construction of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Dec. 3, 1891

Construction of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Dec. 3, 189...

No. 49. Source unknown. Public domain photograph of historic place in Washington DC, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Construction of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., June 28, 1892

Construction of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., June 28, 18...

No. 55. Source unknown. Public domain photograph of historic place in Washington DC, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Robert Reid - Hearing, Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson building, Washington DC

Robert Reid - Hearing, Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson building,...

Reproduction of mural in Library of Congress Jefferson Building showing woman listening to seashell. Copyright by Curtis & Cameron. Unprocessed in PR 06 CN 292.

[Printing Press mural in Evolution of the Book series, by John W. Alexander. Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.]

[Printing Press mural in Evolution of the Book series, by John W. Alex...

Photo shows one part of a six-part mural on the history of the book; after conservation of the mural. Depicts a man working at a printing press and Gutenberg and another man examining proof. Mural marked at bot... More

[The sciences, study for peacock in tympanum, southwest gallery, decoration for the Library of Congress]

[The sciences, study for peacock in tympanum, southwest gallery, decor...

Cartoon study for peacock in a large mural painting. Public domain photograph of 19th-century painting, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Study for part of drapery for figure of Physics

Study for part of drapery for figure of Physics

Study drawing shows the drapery for the allegorical figure of "Physics" below the torso for the painting, The sciences, in the south end lunette of the Southwest Gallery in the Library of Congress' Jefferson Bu... More

[Unidentified office, with 4 employees, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress]

[Unidentified office, with 4 employees, Jefferson Building, Library of...

Another copy may be in: U.S. GEOG FILE - WASHINGTON, D.C. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS JEFFERSON BUILDING INTERIOR OFFICES. This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Sea Nymphs, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Sea Nymphs, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Neptune Fountain, Library of Congress. 1577 U.S. Copyright Office. Public domain photograph of stereoscopic card, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Herbert Putnam, [2/28/24] - Glass negative photogrpah. Public domain.

Herbert Putnam, [2/28/24] - Glass negative photogrpah. Public domain.

Photo shows Librarian of Congress at dedication of the new shrine to hold the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress.

Public views Magna Carta after deposited in Congressional Library. Washington, D.C., Nov. 28. Shortly after the historical Magna Carta was placed in the Congressional Library for safekeeping by British Ambassador Lord Lothian today the public was allowed to view it under the watchful eyes of library guards

Public views Magna Carta after deposited in Congressional Library. Was...

Public domain photograph of official photograph, building on the background, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Librarian of Congress rounds out 40 years on job. Washington, D.C., April 6 Dr. Herbert Putnam is this week celebrating his 40th Anniversary as Librarian of Congress. Now 77, Dr. Putnam in theory became Librarian Emeritus last July 1, but since President Roosevelt has not yet appointed his successor, he continues at his post. He is a native of New York City where he was born September 20, 1861. 4-6-39

Librarian of Congress rounds out 40 years on job. Washington, D.C., Ap...

A black and white photo of a man in a suit. Public domain portrait photograph, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[View of the completed Library of Congress building from the U.S. Capitol grounds, ca. 1900]

[View of the completed Library of Congress building from the U.S. Capi...

Photo shows the newly constructed Thomas Jefferson Building, with its gilded dome and a statue of George Washington and horse-drawn carriages in the foreground.

Library of Congress entrance hall

Library of Congress entrance hall

Public domain image of a large historic building, city hall, urban architecture, free to use, no copyright restrictions - Picryl description

[Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Ironwork. Roofs of bookstacks. Details of roof truss, ventilators, and skylights]

[Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Ironwork. Roofs of bookstacks. ...

Sheet no. 387. Public domain photograph of architecture design drawing, building plan, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[Sketch showing female nude, seated, full length, facing left for mural titled The Government, located at entrance to the main reading room of the Jefferson Building, Library of Congress]

[Sketch showing female nude, seated, full length, facing left for mura...

Picryl description: Public domain image of an artwork, female nude figure, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

[Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building. Second story showing third tier of alcoves]

[Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building. Second story showing ...

Competition drawing showing second story alcoves, clerks offices, and chart rooms as plan. Inscription: "Plan of second story showing third tier of alcoves" ; "Scale 1/16 in. = one foot" ; "Samuel Sloan, archit... More

Construction of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., November 1, 1890

Construction of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., November 1,...

No. 36. Source unknown. Public domain photograph of historic place in Washington DC, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Construction of the Library of Congress, from southwest, Washington, D.C., November 21, 1890

Construction of the Library of Congress, from southwest, Washington, D...

No. 37. Source unknown. Public domain photograph of historic place in Washington DC, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[Foundation construction for the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, view from the U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.]

[Foundation construction for the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson ...

Photograph shows Carroll Row, a block of five houses at 1st & A Street, SE, razed in 1887 for construction of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building. Includes the sign "Architect."

Construction of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Oct. 17, 1891

Construction of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Oct. 17, 18...

No. 46. Source unknown. Public domain photograph of historic place in Washington DC, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[Builders at work above the second level of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building during its construction]

[Builders at work above the second level of the Library of Congress Th...

In album: Photographs of the construction of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, vol. 2, between leaves 67 and 68. No. 49.

Construction of the Northwest Court of the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress

Construction of the Northwest Court of the Jefferson Building of the L...

Bird's-eye view; U.S. Capitol in background. No known restrictions on publication.

S.W. clerestory arch. Rotunda. 19th century, Library of Congress collection

S.W. clerestory arch. Rotunda. 19th century, Library of Congress colle...

Photo shows workers using a cable to insert the keystone into a stone arch on the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building during its construction. In album: Photographs of the construction of the Library... More

Construction of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Sept. 5, 1893

Construction of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Sept. 5, 18...

No. 66. Source unknown. Public domain photograph of historic place in Washington DC, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.). Large semi-circular window frames for octagon and attic. Sills and lintels of lantern windows, dome, seat brackets, stacks. Ironwork. Details. Working drawing]

[Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.). Large semi-circular window fr...

Working drawing showing ironwork of lantern lights of the Thomas Jefferson building as details. Signed: "Bernard R. Green, Superintendent and Engineer", and "F.C.S." No. 565, new drawing superceding 556.

[Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Neptune Plaza. Stonework, approaches, west front. Elevations and sections. North half]

[Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Neptune Plaza. Stonework, appro...

Public domain scan of an architecture diagram, architectural drawing, building plan, or design, free to use, no copyright restrictions - Picryl description.

[Study of figure of Arts in the mural Peace and prosperity, no. 3]

[Study of figure of Arts in the mural Peace and prosperity, no. 3]

Study drawing shows a boy, nude, crouching facing left as he holds a vase. This is a study for the figure of Arts in the Library of Congress mural Peace and prosperity, who faces right in the final rendering. T... More

[Study for figure of Arts in the mural Peace and prosperity, no. 4]

[Study for figure of Arts in the mural Peace and prosperity, no. 4]

Study drawing shows a boy, nude, crouching facing right. This is a study for the figure of Arts in the Library of Congress mural Peace and prosperity, installed in 1896. Gift; American Academy of Arts and Letters; 1955.

Robert Reid - Taste, Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson building, Washington DC

Robert Reid - Taste, Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson building, W...

Reproduction of a mural in the Library of Congress Jefferson Building showing woman drinking from dish. Copyright by Curtis & Cameron. Unprocessed in PR 06 CN 292.

Evolution of the book, east corridor. Picture writing / J.W. Alexander, artist.

Evolution of the book, east corridor. Picture writing / J.W. Alexander...

Photo of mural in the Library of Congress Jefferson Building depicting an American Indian writing on hide with Indian woman in background. Copyright 1896 by John W. Alexander. Copyright 1897 by Curtis & Cameron.

Congressional Library. Public reading room

Congressional Library. Public reading room

Photo shows the Main Reading Room of the newly built Library of Congress. In album: Congressional Library, Washington, D.C., p. 21.

U.S. Congressional Library. Senate reading room

U.S. Congressional Library. Senate reading room

Photo shows the interior of the newly built Library of Congress. In album: Congressional Library, Washington, D.C., p. 23.

The Library of Congress, mammoth plate negative

The Library of Congress, mammoth plate negative

Public domain photograph of library building, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Library of Congress, north hall, entrance pavilion

Library of Congress, north hall, entrance pavilion

Public domain image of a large historic building, city hall, urban architecture, free to use, no copyright restrictions - Picryl description

The Library of Congress, Central Stair Hall

The Library of Congress, Central Stair Hall

Public domain image of a large historic building, city hall, urban architecture, free to use, no copyright restrictions - Picryl description

[Exhibit area, second floor, southwest gallery, Library of Congress, looking towards mural called "The Sciences"]

[Exhibit area, second floor, southwest gallery, Library of Congress, l...

Photograph shows prints and other material in cases of displays prepared by the Prints Division in the Thomas Jefferson Building. No. 251.

Reading Room rotunda, Library of Congress

Reading Room rotunda, Library of Congress

Picryl description: Public domain image of an architectural element, dome, cathedral, classical architecture, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

[Edward Pearce Casey, head-and-shoulders portrait, during his service with the New York National Guard, 7th Regiment, ca. 1885]

[Edward Pearce Casey, head-and-shoulders portrait, during his service ...

Photo shows Edward Casey, the architect who supervised the interior work and was adviser on artistic decoration for the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building construction in Washington, D.C., from Dece... More

Congressional Library, Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson building, Washington DC

Congressional Library, Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson building,...

Public domain image of watercolor painting from British-related collections, free to use, no copyright restrictions - Picryl description

[The Library of Congress in the U.S. Capitol Building]

[The Library of Congress in the U.S. Capitol Building]

Photograph of an engraving. Title and date from Ten First Street, Southeast: Congress Builds a Library, 1886-1897 / Helen-Anne Hilker. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1980, p. 60, no. 8.

[Library of Congress ("Congressional Library Building"), Washington, D.C. View of stair hall]

[Library of Congress ("Congressional Library Building"), Washington, D...

Public domain photograph of stairs, steps, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Excavation of site for the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Excavation of site for the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Source unknown. Public domain photograph - panorama, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Excavation of site for the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Excavation of site for the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Source unknown. Public domain photograph - panorama, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[Builders at work on the rusticated stone walls of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building during its construction; U.S. Capitol in the background]

[Builders at work on the rusticated stone walls of the Library of Cong...

In album: Photographs of the construction of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, vol. 1, between leaves 14 and 15, left photo. No. 33.

Construction of the Library of Congress, reading room floor girders, Washington, D.C., Oct. 18, 1890

Construction of the Library of Congress, reading room floor girders, W...

Source unknown. Public domain photograph - panorama, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Construction of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Aug. 8, 1891

Construction of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Aug. 8, 189...

No. 41 Source unknown. Public domain photograph of historic place in Washington DC, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Stonework. Attic. South return and courses]

[Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Stonework. Attic. South return ...

Sheet no. 408. Public domain photograph of 19th century drawing, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Construction of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Nov. 1, 1893

Construction of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Nov. 1, 189...

Source unknown. Public domain photograph of historic place in Washington DC, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[Sculpted marble stored in northeast curtain for construction of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.]

[Sculpted marble stored in northeast curtain for construction of the L...

Photograph shows men creating decorations for the main building in impromptu studios. The large eagle at the right of center and one of the two matching eagles at the left flank the marble tablet above the Grea... More

[Study for figure in Corrupt legislation without scale]

[Study for figure in Corrupt legislation without scale]

Study drawing shows the allegorical central figure in the Library of Congress mural Corrupt legislation with a staff across her lap. She wears some drapery. The mural was installed in the Jefferson Building in ... More

Study not used for Anarchy in Congressional Library Washington

Study not used for Anarchy in Congressional Library Washington

Study drawing shows the figure of Anarchy, facing right holding her torch, sitting atop rubble and a smoking bomb. The mural Anarchy was installed in the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress in 1896.

Nude study for figure of Sculpture

Nude study for figure of Sculpture

Study drawing shows the nude allegorical figure of "Sculpture," holding her statuette, for the painting, The arts, in the north end lunette of the Southwest Gallery in the Library of Congress' Jefferson Buildin... More

[Corrupt legislation mural by Elihu Vedder, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress]

[Corrupt legislation mural by Elihu Vedder, Jefferson Building, Librar...

Photo of semi-circular panel in five-part mural called "Government" shows man, woman, and child in classical garb, with woman seated and holding an unjust scale.

Drapery study for figure of Painting

Drapery study for figure of Painting

Study drawing shows the drapery for the allegorical figure of Painting from below the torso, for the painting, The arts, in the north end lunette of the Southwest Gallery in the Library of Congress' Jefferson B... More

[Congressional Library]. West corridor

[Congressional Library]. West corridor

Photo shows the Great Hall of the Library of Congress, with two guards. In album: Congressional Library, Washington, D.C., p. 7.

Congressional Library. Corridor north of main entrance

Congressional Library. Corridor north of main entrance

Photo shows interior of the newly built Library of Congress. In album: Congressional Library, Washington, D.C., p. 15.

Jefferson building - Library of Congress--Book conveyors

Jefferson building - Library of Congress--Book conveyors

Reference copy in U.S. GEOG FILE - Washington, D.C. Library of Congress Jefferson Building Interior Bookstacks. VD image orientation: Rotate VD 180 degrees.

Nude study for figure of Botany Library of Congress

Nude study for figure of Botany Library of Congress

Study drawing shows the nude allegorical figure of "Botany" for the painting, The sciences, in the south end lunette of the Southwest Gallery in the Library of Congress' Jefferson Building. A grid covers the dr... More

Congressional Library (in the U.S. Capitol)

Congressional Library (in the U.S. Capitol)

The albumen silver print is a photographic printing process that was widely used in the 19th century. It involves coating paper support with a mixture of egg whites and salt, which creates a glossy surface to h... More

[Study drawing for a mural showing dancing figures]

[Study drawing for a mural showing dancing figures]

Study drawing for a mural, perhaps one in the Jefferson building of the Library of Congress, showing a vignette of figures dancing. Three putti frame the image.

[Ethnological heads for the Jefferson Building, Library of Congress]

[Ethnological heads for the Jefferson Building, Library of Congress]

Public domain photograph of a sculpture, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Construction of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., June 23, 1890

Construction of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., June 23, 18...

Source unknown. Public domain photograph of historic place in Washington DC, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Construction of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Dec. 3, 1891

Construction of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Dec. 3, 189...

Public domain image of an industrial building, factory, structure, works, 19th-20th century industrial revolution, free to use, no copyright restrictions - Picryl description

Construction of the Library of Congress, N.W. court, Washington, D.C., Oct. 17, 1891

Construction of the Library of Congress, N.W. court, Washington, D.C.,...

No. 46. Source unknown. Public domain photograph of historic place in Washington DC, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Stonework. Attic. West courses]

[Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Stonework. Attic. West courses]

Sheet no. 411. Public domain photograph of architecture design drawing, building plan, diagram, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Construction of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, 1894

Construction of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, 18...

Source unknown. Public domain photograph of historic place in Washington DC, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Evolution of the book, east corridor. The cairn / J.W. Alexander, artist.

Evolution of the book, east corridor. The cairn / J.W. Alexander, arti...

Photo of mural in the Library of Congress Jefferson Building depicting semi-clad men working at cairn. Copyright by John W. Alexander.

[Study for figures of Sculpture and Painting]

[Study for figures of Sculpture and Painting]

Study drawing shows the nude allegorical figures of Sculpture and Painting, for the painting, The arts, in the north end lunette of the Southwest Gallery in the Library of Congress' Jefferson Building.

Minerva, design for a mosaic by Elihu Vedder, Congressional Library, Washington

Minerva, design for a mosaic by Elihu Vedder, Congressional Library, W...

Photo of Design for mosaic for the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building showing Minerva holding spear and scroll, with winged statue, rain, and portrait medallion in lower right corner. Copley print co... More

Congressional Library. Main vestibule

Congressional Library. Main vestibule

Photo shows interior of the newly built Library of Congress. In album: Congressional Library, Washington, D.C., p. 17.

Congressional Library. Grand stair hall

Congressional Library. Grand stair hall

Photo shows the Great Hall in the Library of Congress. In album: Congressional Library, Washington, D.C., p. 3.

Ganymede, Library of Congress. Photochrom print, 1880-1890.

Ganymede, Library of Congress. Photochrom print, 1880-1890.

Historic Sites Public domain photograph - photochrome print, colorized, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[Herbert Putnam, Librarian of Congress, three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing slightly left]

[Herbert Putnam, Librarian of Congress, three-quarter length portrait,...

Photoprint copyrighted by Underwood & Underwood Studio, Washington. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

[Herbert Putnam, half-length portrait, standing, facing right, with the three volume Gutenberg Bible, Library of Congress]

[Herbert Putnam, half-length portrait, standing, facing right, with th...

J9912 U.S. Copyright Office. Public domain photograph - Portrait, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[Librarian of Congress Herbert Putnam, reading at his desk in the Library of Congress]

[Librarian of Congress Herbert Putnam, reading at his desk in the Libr...

Slide was probably used in a lecture to accompany an exhibit prepared for the Exposition Internationale des Arts et des Techniques dans la Vie Moderne, Paris, 25 May to 25 November 1937 (Report of the Librarian... More

Noah Webster most quoted author in Congress. Washington, D.C., March 21. When asked who was our most quoted author, the late "Uncle Joe" Cannon replied: "Noah Webster." In this picture V. Valta Parma, Curator of the Rare Book Division at Congressional Library, is showing Ethel Hearn the first and present Webster dictionaries, 3/21/38

Noah Webster most quoted author in Congress. Washington, D.C., March 2...

An old black and white photo of a man and a woman reading a book. Public domain portrait photograph, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

The ceiling of a building with a circular design. Ceiling painting blanket ceiling rose.

The ceiling of a building with a circular design. Ceiling painting bla...

A ceiling with a golden design / A ceiling with a large colorful design on it / Public domain art photo.

The long east corridor, Congressional Library, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

The long east corridor, Congressional Library, Washington, D.C., U.S.A...

L5382 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 279c. Copyright by C.L. Wasson. Public domain photograph of building, stereoscopic card, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Snow-laden trees and Congressional Library entrance, Washington, D.C.

Snow-laden trees and Congressional Library entrance, Washington, D.C.

Copyright by J.F. Jarvis. Public domain photograph of building, stereoscopic card, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Construction of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., April 19, 1893

Construction of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., April 19, 1...

No. 60. Source unknown. Public domain photograph of historic place in Washington DC, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[Pastel study for the central figure of Anarchy]

[Pastel study for the central figure of Anarchy]

Study drawing shows the central figure of Anarchy, partially draped, holding a chalice with her left hand, representing maddening by wine, and a burning scroll in her right hand. She tramples a scroll. The mura... More

[Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Ironwork. Roofs of bookstacks. Details of hips and skylights]

[Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Ironwork. Roofs of bookstacks. ...

Public domain scan of architectural drawing, architecture, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Construction of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Aug. 27, 1891

Construction of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Aug. 27, 18...

No. 44 Source unknown. Public domain photograph of historic place in Washington DC, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Scene in the old Congressional Library, Washington, D.C., showing present congested condition

Scene in the old Congressional Library, Washington, D.C., showing pres...

Print shows crowded conditions at the Library of Congress shortly before it moved across the street from the U.S. Capitol into its new building. Men and women fill every chair at the tables and the books are in... More

[Study drawing for the figure of Agriculture in the mural Peace and prosperity]

[Study drawing for the figure of Agriculture in the mural Peace and pr...

Study drawing shows the allegorical figure of Agriculture, nude, kneeling facing left holding a stick for the Library of Congress mural Peace and prosperity. The mural was installed in the Jefferson Building in... More

[Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Ironwork. Roofs of bookstacks. Details of roof truss, ventilators, and skylights]

[Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Ironwork. Roofs of bookstacks. ...

Sheet no. 387. Public domain photograph of architecture design drawing, building plan, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Library of Congress, north stair case, central stair hall

Library of Congress, north stair case, central stair hall

Public domain photo of a monument, historic place, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[Library of Congress ("Congressional Library"), Washington, D.C. Front elevation]

[Library of Congress ("Congressional Library"), Washington, D.C. Front...

Reference copy in LOT 4249 (R). Public domain photograph of architecture design drawing, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.). Attic. Brickwork. Plans, sections, and elevations. Working drawing] / Paul F. Pelz, architect.

[Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.). Attic. Brickwork. Plans, sect...

Working drawing showing brickwork of attic as plans, sections, and elevations. Signed: "Bernard R. Green, Superintendent & Engineer", "E.P.S.", "V.S.F.Gr." No. 395.

Construction of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Oct. 18, 1890

Construction of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Oct. 18, 18...

Source unknown. Public domain photograph of historic place in Washington DC, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Construction of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., June 16, 1891

Construction of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., June 16, 18...

No. 41 Source unknown. Public domain photograph of historic place in Washington DC, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Construction of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 1892

Construction of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 189...

No. 59. Source unknown. Public domain photograph of historic place in Washington DC, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Construction of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., June 28, 1892

Construction of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., June 28, 18...

No. 55. Source unknown. Public domain photograph of historic place in Washington DC, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[Rotating scaffold designed by Bernard Richardson Green for the Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress]

[Rotating scaffold designed by Bernard Richardson Green for the Main R...

Washingtoniana Collection (Library of Congress). This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

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