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Exterior detail, William R. Cotter Federal Building, Hartford, Connecticut
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Sculpture "Eagle; Justice Above All Else" at Jacob K. Javitz Federal Building, New York, New York

Sculpture "Eagle; Justice Above All Else" at Jacob K. Javitz Federal B...

Artist: Theodore Roszak, 1970. Bronze. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title information, date, and subject note provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photogr... more

Interior office space, Sidney Yates Federal Building, Washington, D.C.

Interior office space, Sidney Yates Federal Building, Washington, D.C.

Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date and keywords from information provided by the photographer. Date built: 1880; architect: James G. Hill. Credit line: Ph... more

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

[Egyptian hieroglyphics mural in Evolution of the Book series, by John...

Photo of one part of a six-part mural on the history of the book; after conservation of the mural. Depicts an Egyptian man using hammer and chisel to write on wall in hieroglyphics a picture of a woman. Woman m... 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.

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

[Picture Writing mural in Evolution of the Book series, by John W. Ale...

Photo of one part of a six-part mural on the history of the book; after conservation of the mural. Depicts an American Indian writing on hide with Indian woman in background. Mural marked at bottom left: Copyri... more

Interior lobby, Federal Building, Grand Island, Nebraska

Interior lobby, Federal Building, Grand Island, Nebraska

Architect: James Knox Taylor. Neoclassical Revival. The original portion was built between 1908-1910. The two-story addition built between 1933-1935. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Servic... more

Interior hall, Federal Building, Grand Island, Nebraska

Interior hall, Federal Building, Grand Island, Nebraska

Architect: James Knox Taylor. Neoclassical Revival. The original portion was built between 1908-1910. The two-story addition built between 1933-1935. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Servic... more

Interior door, Robert C. McEwen U.S. Custom House, Ogdensburg, New York

Interior door, Robert C. McEwen U.S. Custom House, Ogdensburg, New Yor...

Built between 1909-1910. Master Carpenter: Daniel W. Church. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date, and subject note provided by the photographer. Credit lin... more

Interior lobby, Federal Building, Grand Island, Nebraska

Interior lobby, Federal Building, Grand Island, Nebraska

Architect: James Knox Taylor. Neoclassical Revival. The original portion was built between 1908-1910. The two-story addition built between 1933-1935. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Servic... more

Interior lobby, Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Wheeling, West Virginia

Interior lobby, Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Wheeling, West V...

Original building built in 1905-1914. New addition built in 2002-2004. Original lobby decorated with marble pilasters and paneling, aluminum postal windows and pendant light fixtures. Photographed as part of an... more

Historic door detail, Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Wheeling, West Virginia

Historic door detail, Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Wheeling, ...

Original building built in 1905-1914. New addition built in 2002-2004. Original lobby decorated with marble pilasters and paneling, aluminum postal windows and pendant light fixtures. Photographed as part of an... more

Interiors, James L. Whitten Federal Building, Washington, D.C.

Interiors, James L. Whitten Federal Building, Washington, D.C.

Also known as the U.S. Department of Agriculture Administration Building, it was the first large Beaux-Arts building in Washington, D.C. Designed by Rankin, Kellogg and Crane architects, the L-shaped wings were... more

Interior staircase, U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Laredo, Texas

Interior staircase, U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Laredo, Texas

Architect: James Knox Taylor. Built in 1906-1907 and 1933. The building originally housed the customs service. The 1930's expansion more than doubled the space to the rear of the building. Photographed as part ... more

Interiors, James L. Whitten Federal Building, Washington, D.C.

Interiors, James L. Whitten Federal Building, Washington, D.C.

Also known as the U.S. Department of Agriculture Administration Building, it was the first large Beaux-Arts building in Washington, D.C. Designed by Rankin, Kellogg and Crane architects, the L-shaped wings were... more

Interior details, James L. Whitten Federal Building, Washington, D.C.

Interior details, James L. Whitten Federal Building, Washington, D.C.

Also known as the U.S. Department of Agriculture Administration Building, it was the first large Beaux-Arts building in Washington, D.C. Designed by Rankin, Kellogg and Crane architects, the L-shaped wings were... more

Interior lobby, U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Laredo, Texas

Interior lobby, U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Laredo, Texas

Architect: James Knox Taylor. Built in 1906-1907 and 1933. The building originally housed the customs service. The 1930's expansion more than doubled the space to the rear of the building. Photographed as part ... more

Interior details, James L. Whitten Federal Building, Washington, D.C.

Interior details, James L. Whitten Federal Building, Washington, D.C.

Also known as the U.S. Department of Agriculture Administration Building, it was the first large Beaux-Arts building in Washington, D.C. Designed by Rankin, Kellogg and Crane architects, the L-shaped wings were... more

Porch, U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Laredo, Texas

Porch, U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Laredo, Texas

Architect: James Knox Taylor. Built in 1906-1907 and 1933. The building originally housed the customs service. The 1930's expansion more than doubled the space to the rear of the building. Photographed as part ... more

Interiors, James L. Whitten Federal Building, Washington, D.C.

Interiors, James L. Whitten Federal Building, Washington, D.C.

Also known as the U.S. Department of Agriculture Administration Building, it was the first large Beaux-Arts building in Washington, D.C. Designed by Rankin, Kellogg and Crane architects, the L-shaped wings were... more

Interior postal lobby, U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Laredo, Texas

Interior postal lobby, U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Laredo, Texas

Architect: James Knox Taylor. Built in 1906-1907 and 1933. The building originally housed the customs service. The 1930's expansion more than doubled the space to the rear of the building. Photographed as part ... more

Interior details, James L. Whitten Federal Building, Washington, D.C.

Interior details, James L. Whitten Federal Building, Washington, D.C.

Also known as the U.S. Department of Agriculture Administration Building, it was the first large Beaux-Arts building in Washington, D.C. Designed by Rankin, Kellogg and Crane architects, the L-shaped wings were... more

Interior details, James L. Whitten Federal Building, Washington, D.C.

Interior details, James L. Whitten Federal Building, Washington, D.C.

Also known as the U.S. Department of Agriculture Administration Building, it was the first large Beaux-Arts building in Washington, D.C. Designed by Rankin, Kellogg and Crane architects, the L-shaped wings were... more

Interior lobby, John O. Pastore Federal Building, Providence, Rhode Island

Interior lobby, John O. Pastore Federal Building, Providence, Rhode Is...

Architect: Jackson, Robertson, and Adams. Built in 1940. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date, and subject note provided by the photographer. Credit line: P... more

Interior lamp, John O. Pastore Federal Building, Providence, Rhode Island

Interior lamp, John O. Pastore Federal Building, Providence, Rhode Isl...

Architect: Jackson, Robertson, and Adams. Built in 1940. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date, and subject note provided by the photographer. Credit line: P... more

Fireplace, Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.

Fireplace, Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, ...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Window and surrounding art in the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.

Window and surrounding art in the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Supreme Court Interior, Washington, D.C.

Supreme Court Interior, Washington, D.C.

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency not held by the Library. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M.... more

Great Hall, second floor, north. Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.

Great Hall, second floor, north. Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson ...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Ceiling detail, Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.

Ceiling detail, Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washing...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Members Room, Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.

Members Room, Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washingto...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer;... more

Cove inside the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.

Cove inside the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washing...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

[Door], U.S. Courthouse and Post Office, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

[Door], U.S. Courthouse and Post Office, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Photographed as part of an assignment for the U.S. General Services Administration. Title information, date, and subject note provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Arc... more

Interior lobby, William O. Douglas Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Yakima, Washington

Interior lobby, William O. Douglas Federal Building and U.S. Courthous...

Architect: James Knox Taylor. First constructed as the U.S. Post Office for North Yakima. Built in 1911-12. Second Renaissance Revival. First constructed as the U.S. Post Office for North Yakima. Photographed a... more

[Interior detail from double doors at ends of corridor in front of entrance to center reading room. Library of Congress John Adams Building, Washington, D.C.]

[Interior detail from double doors at ends of corridor in front of ent...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of the Library of Congress Series in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.

Stair detail, U.S. Custom House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Stair detail, U.S. Custom House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Building begun in 1932 under the WPA program. Opened in 1934. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Ritter & Shay did the final major work. Title, date, and subject note... more

Dining room door detail, Blair House, located across from the White House, Washington, D.C.

Dining room door detail, Blair House, located across from the White Ho...

Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. The Blair House serves as the President's guest house, and therefore is the guest house of the nation. Built in 1824. Title, date, ... more

Architectural art "American Song" at Ted Weiss Federal Building, New York, New York

Architectural art "American Song" at Ted Weiss Federal Building, New Y...

Artist: Clyde Lynds, 1995. Concrete, fiber optics, stainless steel, and electronics, dimensions: 23 x 10 feet. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title information, d... more

Interior detail, Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Providence, Rhode Island

Interior detail, Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Providence, Rho...

Architect: Clarke & Howe. Beaux-Arts building built in 1904-1908. It is of steel frame construction, clad entirely in grey granite. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration.... more

[Second Floor, East Corridor. Mural depicting Lyric Poetry (Lyrica) in the Literature series by George R. Barse, Jr.. Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.]

[Second Floor, East Corridor. Mural depicting Lyric Poetry (Lyrica) in...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of the Library of Congress Series in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.

Painting "Literature" in north atrium ceiling of Federal Complex, Erie, Pennsylvania

Painting "Literature" in north atrium ceiling of Federal Complex, Erie...

Artist: Henry (Heinz) Meixner, ca. 1899. Oil, 7' high. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title information, date, and subject note provided by the photographer. Cred... more

Interior, fifth floor lobby, Department of State, Harry S. Truman Building, Washington, D.C.

Interior, fifth floor lobby, Department of State, Harry S. Truman Buil...

Architect: Underwood & Foster. Built between 1939-1941. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date, and subject note provided by the photographer. Credit line: Ph... more

[House Members Room. Carved mantel and cornice of Siena marble. Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.]

[House Members Room. Carved mantel and cornice of Siena marble. Librar...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of the Library of Congress Series in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.

View of solar color on floor at sculpture "Solar Spectrum" at the Sam Gibbons U.S. Courthouse, Tampa, Florida

View of solar color on floor at sculpture "Solar Spectrum" at the Sam ...

Artist: Charles Ross, 1998. Acrylic prisms, interior skylight, 18 prisms measuring 8 feet. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title information, date, and subject not... more

[Exterior view. Lamp detail. Library of Congress John Adams Building, Washington, D.C.]

[Exterior view. Lamp detail. Library of Congress John Adams Building, ...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of the Library of Congress Series in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.

Stairway, U.S. Courthouse and Post Office, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Stairway, U.S. Courthouse and Post Office, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Photographed as part of an assignment for the U.S. General Services Administration. Title information, date, and subject note provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Arc... more

Arthur and Janet Ross garden, Blair House, located across from the White House, Washington, D.C.

Arthur and Janet Ross garden, Blair House, located across from the Whi...

Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. The Blair House serves as the President's guest house, and therefore is the guest house of the nation. Built in 1824. Title, date, ... more

Oil painting "Solar Eclipse" located on second floor rotunda ceiling, U.S. Custom House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Oil painting "Solar Eclipse" located on second floor rotunda ceiling, ...

Artist: George Harding, 1938. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title information, date, and subject note provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in t... more

Oil painting "Symbols of Justice" located on fifth floor, elevator no. 10, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

Oil painting "Symbols of Justice" located on fifth floor, elevator no....

Artist: Louis Bouche, 1937. Dimensions: 11' x 2' 8". Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title information, date, and subject note provided by the photographer. Credit... more

Lobby detail, clock, William R. Cotter Federal Building, Hartford, Connecticut

Lobby detail, clock, William R. Cotter Federal Building, Hartford, Con...

Architect: Adams & Malfeldt & Prentice. Built in 1933. Stripped Classical/Art Deco style. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date, and subject note provided by... more

Painting "Eldorado" on east wall of ground floor lobby, Lloyd D. George U.S. Courthouse, Las Vegas, Nevada Lloyd D. George U.S. Courthouse, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Painting "Eldorado" on east wall of ground floor lobby, Lloyd D. Georg...

Artist: Brent Thomson, 2000. Acrylic on linen, dimensions: 48" x 144". Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title information, date, and subject note provided by the ph... more

Courtroom, Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Providence, Rhode Island

Courtroom, Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Providence, Rhode Isl...

Architect: Clarke & Howe. Beaux-Arts building built in 1904-1908. It is of steel frame construction, clad entirely in grey granite. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration.... more

Interior grill detail, James T. Foley U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Albany, New York

Interior grill detail, James T. Foley U.S. Post Office and Courthouse,...

Built in 1931-1932. Art Deco style. Five-story building with 8' high sculptured marble frieze continuously wraps around the primary elevations. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Adm... more

Lobby detail, James T. Foley U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Albany, New York

Lobby detail, James T. Foley U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Albany, ...

Built in 1931-1932. Art Deco style. Five-story building with 8' high sculptured marble frieze continuously wraps around the primary elevations. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Adm... more

Interior detail, James T. Foley U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Albany, New York

Interior detail, James T. Foley U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Alban...

Built in 1931-1932. Art Deco style. Five-story building with 8' high sculptured marble frieze continuously wraps around the primary elevations. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Adm... more

Interior lobby stairs, Forest Service Building, Ogden, Utah

Interior lobby stairs, Forest Service Building, Ogden, Utah

Architect: Hodgson & McClenahan. Built in 1933-34. Art Deco style originally built to provide offices for the U.S. Forest Service Intermountain Region. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Serv... more

Interior grill detail, Federal Building, San Francisco, California

Interior grill detail, Federal Building, San Francisco, California

Architect: Arthur Brown, Jr. Built in 1934-36. Beaux Arts style. Part of the United Nations Plaza. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date, and subject note pr... more

Interior postal lobby clock, Robert N.C. Nix Federal Building, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Interior postal lobby clock, Robert N.C. Nix Federal Building, Philade...

Architect: Harry Sternfeld. Art Deco style. Built in 1937. Limestone with granite base. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date, and subject note provided by t... more

[Second Floor Corridor. Printers' marks+Columns. Detail of column capital. Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.]

[Second Floor Corridor. Printers' marks+Columns. Detail of column capi...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of the Library of Congress Series in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.

Sculpture, no title, located in fifth floor lobby, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

Sculpture, no title, located in fifth floor lobby, Department of Justi...

Artist: Henry Kreis, 1933. Plaster, 48" x 88" x 1.5". Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title information, date, and subject note provided by the photographer. Credi... more

Law library, Robert N.C. Nix Federal Building, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Law library, Robert N.C. Nix Federal Building, Philadelphia, Pennsylva...

Architect: Harry Sternfeld. Art Deco style. Built in 1937. Limestone with granite base. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date, and subject note provided by t... more

Interior lobby stairs, Forest Service Building, Ogden, Utah

Interior lobby stairs, Forest Service Building, Ogden, Utah

Architect: Hodgson & McClenahan. Built in 1933-34. Art Deco style originally built to provide offices for the U.S. Forest Service Intermountain Region. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Serv... more

Interior stair detail, William R. Cotter Federal Building, Hartford, Connecticut

Interior stair detail, William R. Cotter Federal Building, Hartford, C...

Architect: Adams & Malfeldt & Prentice. Built in 1933. Stripped Classical/Art Deco style. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date, and subject note provided by... more

Sculpture "Freedom" at the Jackson Federal Building, Seattle, Washington

Sculpture "Freedom" at the Jackson Federal Building, Seattle, Washingt...

Artist: Philip McCraken, 1979. Cast bronze. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title information, date, and subject note provided by the photographer. Credit line: Ph... more

Untitled glass windows at Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Erie, Pennsylvania

Untitled glass windows at Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Erie, ...

Artist: David Wilson, 2003. Architectural arts; two glass windows measuring 35 x 8 feet. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title information, date, and subject note ... more

Oil painting "Compass" located on lobby ceiling, U.S. Custom House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Oil painting "Compass" located on lobby ceiling, U.S. Custom House, Ph...

Artist: George Harding, 1938. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title information, date, and subject note provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in t... more

[Exterior view. Doorway detail. Library of Congress John Adams Building, Washington, D.C.]

[Exterior view. Doorway detail. Library of Congress John Adams Buildin...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of the Library of Congress Series in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.

[Interior detail. Moulding in area between west elevator lobby and main entrance to center reading room on fifth floor. Library of Congress John Adams Building, Washington, D.C.]

[Interior detail. Moulding in area between west elevator lobby and mai...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of the Library of Congress Series in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.

Painting "1965, 1970, 2002" at the San Francisco Federal Building, San Francisco, California

Painting "1965, 1970, 2002" at the San Francisco Federal Building, San...

Artist: Rupert Garcia, 2003. Archival inkjet on canvas with acrylic. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title information, date, and subject note provided by the phot... more

Lobby detail, door, William R. Cotter Federal Building, Hartford, Connecticut

Lobby detail, door, William R. Cotter Federal Building, Hartford, Conn...

Architect: Adams & Malfeldt & Prentice. Built in 1933. Stripped Classical/Art Deco style. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date, and subject note provided by... more

[Interior detail. Moulding in fifth floor elevator lobby. Library of Congress John Adams Building, Washington, D.C.]

[Interior detail. Moulding in fifth floor elevator lobby. Library of C...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of the Library of Congress Series in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.

Painting "Savoy" located in interior lobby of Joseph P. Addabbo Federal Building, Jamaica, Queens, New York

Painting "Savoy" located in interior lobby of Joseph P. Addabbo Federa...

Artist: Richard Yarde, 1989. Mixed materials, dimensions: 12' x 9' 10" x 1'6". Joint project with William Bauer who designed and constructed the piece in his studio in Easthampton, MA (Source: L. Bauer, 2017) P... more

Full view of oil paintings, fifth floor elevator no. 10, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

Full view of oil paintings, fifth floor elevator no. 10, Department of...

Artist: Louis Bouche. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title information, date, and subject note provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol... more

Courtroom detail, James T. Foley U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Albany, New York

Courtroom detail, James T. Foley U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Alba...

Built in 1931-1932. Art Deco style. Five-story building with 8' high sculptured marble frieze continuously wraps around the primary elevations. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Adm... more

Sculpture "La Tormenta (The Storm)" located in interior atrium of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, DHS, Chicago, Illinois

Sculpture "La Tormenta (The Storm)" located in interior atrium of U.S....

Artist: Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, 2006. Titanium alloy foil. 2 at 10 x 11 x 16 feet. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title information, date, and subject note provide... more

Courtroom ceiling, Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Providence, Rhode Island

Courtroom ceiling, Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Providence, R...

Architect: Clarke & Howe. Beaux-Arts building built in 1904-1908. It is of steel frame construction, clad entirely in grey granite. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration.... more

Sculpture "Majesty of Justice" Great Hall, 2nd floor, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

Sculpture "Majesty of Justice" Great Hall, 2nd floor, Department of Ju...

Artist: Carl Paul Jennewein, 1935. Aluminum sculpture, dimensions: 12' 6" x 41". Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title information, date, and subject note provided... more

Interior bas relief, U.S. Custom House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Interior bas relief, U.S. Custom House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Building begun in 1932 under the WPA program. Opened in 1934. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Ritter & Shay did the final major work. Title, date, and subject note... more

Courtroom, U.S. Courthouse, Toledo, Ohio

Courtroom, U.S. Courthouse, Toledo, Ohio

Architect: James A. Wetmore. Four story building designed in the Beaux Art Classicism style of architecture and clad in buff-colored limestone veneer. Built 1929-1932. Photographed as part of an assignment for ... more

Sculpture "Batcolumn" at Harold Washington Social Security Center, Chicago, Illinois

Sculpture "Batcolumn" at Harold Washington Social Security Center, Chi...

Artist: Claes Oldenburg, 1977. Welded and painted Cor-ten steel, dimensions: 101 x 9.75 x 4.5 feet; comprised of 1,608 pieces of flat steel welded into diamond patterns. Photographed as part of an assignment fo... more

Interior lobby detail, James T. Foley U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Albany, New York

Interior lobby detail, James T. Foley U.S. Post Office and Courthouse,...

Built in 1931-1932. Art Deco style. Five-story building with 8' high sculptured marble frieze continuously wraps around the primary elevations. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Adm... more

[Interior detail. Appears on walls of reading rooms and above doors on fifth floor. Library of Congress John Adams Building, Washington, D.C.]

[Interior detail. Appears on walls of reading rooms and above doors on...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of the Library of Congress Series in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.

Detail view of oil painting "Life Before the Pioneer Era" at C. Clifton Young Federal Building and Courthouse, Reno, Nevada C. Clifton Young Federal Building and Courthouse Reno, Nevada

Detail view of oil painting "Life Before the Pioneer Era" at C. Clifto...

Artist: Richard Guy Walton, 1966. Dimensions: 6.5' x 24.5'. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title information, date, and subject note provided by the photographer.... more

Exterior detail, Forest Service Building, Ogden, Utah

Exterior detail, Forest Service Building, Ogden, Utah

Architect: Hodgson & McClenahan. Built in 1933-34. Art Deco style originally built to provide offices for the U.S. Forest Service Intermountain Region. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Ser... more

Library, Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Providence, Rhode Island

Library, Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Providence, Rhode Islan...

Architect: Clarke & Howe. Beaux-Arts building built in 1904-1908. It is of steel frame construction, clad entirely in grey granite. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration.... more

Stair detail, U.S. Courthouse and Post Office, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Stair detail, U.S. Courthouse and Post Office, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvani...

Photographed as part of an assignment for the U.S. General Services Administration. Title information, date, and subject note provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Arc... more

[Second Floor, North Corridor. Mural depicting Understanding by Robert Reid. Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.]

[Second Floor, North Corridor. Mural depicting Understanding by Robert...

Title devised by Library staff. Exhibit caption: "The names and quotes in the Great Hall were chosen by Librarian of Congress Ainsworth Rand Spofford and Charles Elliot, president of Harvard University. Wisd... more