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Decorating the Capitol in the Pompeian Style

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Plaster, as was common in the nineteenth century. Meigs immediately set Brumidi to work “making designs & cartoons for ceilings & walls.” In the spring of 1856, Brumidi was making designs for the Senate Reception Room (S-213), the ceiling of the Hall of the House, the Senate Committee on Naval Affairs room (S- 127), and the Senate corridors. By November, Meigs 63 Chapter 6 Decorating the Capitol in the Pompeian Style Fig. 6-2. Constantino Brumidi, c. 1860. Brumi...

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History of the United States Capitol

By: William C. Allen

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The United States Capitol is one of the most familiar sights in the world. The image of this stately building and its unforgettable dome is carried around the globe in countless television programs, newspapers, magazines, advertisements, books, and souvenirs. Each year millions of people come to see the Capitol in person and to observe American democracy in its day-to-day operation. The doors to the Capitol are open to all who wish to enter-no fee charged, no in...

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The United States Capitol and Congress

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The most recognized symbol of democratic government in the world, the United States Capitol has housed Congress since 1800. The Capitol is where Congress meets to write the laws of this nation, and where presidents are inaugurated and deliver their annual State of the Union messages. For nearly two centuries, the Capitol has grown along with the nation, adding new wings to accommodate the increasing number of senators and representatives as new states entered th...

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History of the United States Capitol : Captain M. C. Meigs, Engine...

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The Capitol extension project had been under way less than two years when it was transferred to the War Department. It was not immediately clear how the architect would function within the new arrangement, but Walter would no longer engage in business dealings, contract negotiations, or the hiring of any workmen except those in his drafting room. This aspect of the change was not altogether unwelcome, as he considered the business part of the job bothersome. Gla...

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The Vatican Conspiracy

By: Jonathan Cross

The Pope receives a vision that includes the names of four men: a U.S. Senator, a covert military intelligence agent, a priest from a small parish, and the head of the Italian mafia. These men form an alliance to eliminate the drug cartels of the world to save the children of the future against the backdrop of political power struggle.

Pope Francis lithely entered into the small chapel next to his private quarters. The dark chapel was dimly lit by a row of flickering votive candles that cast a soothing splay of shadows across the ancient altar. The Pope knelt his thin, angular body before it; his white cassock cascaded across the red, soft cushion. He gently entwined the ebony rosary beads between his fingers, crossed himself in the supplicant tradition, and kissed the crucifix as he closed his eyes a...

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Death of the Genius of the Capitol

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: B 12-1. Bust of Brumidi against a newly conserved panel in the Brumidi Corridors. In recent years, the artist of the Captiol has been honored by this marble portrait and by the program to conserve his murals. United States Senate Collection. Fig. 12-2. Commemorative plaque in Glenwood Cemetery. Brumidi’s grave in the Germon family plot was marked in 1951 through the efforts of Myrtle Cheney Murdock. Photo: Theodor Horydczac.

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Capitol Window Trim, Ca. 1806

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On February 22, 1827, members of the House of Representatives spent the afternoon debating the merits of legislation aimed at the gradual improvement of the navy. Two days later, the subject of discussion was licensing ships engaged in mackerel fishing. On both occasions the galleries were full of sightseers who had come to the Capitol to have a look around and see Congress in action. Visitors watched from galleries located behind the chamber’s magnificent Corin...

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History of the United States a Chronicle of Design, Construction, ...

By: William Alan Bartley

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: List Of Illustrations;Foreword-Alan M. Hantman; Preface; Chapter 1. Grandeur On The Potomac; Jefferson And Latrobe; Destruction And Restoration, 1814-1817; The Bulfinch Years, 1818-1829; An Unsettled Time, 1830-1850; Thomas U. Walter And The Capitol Extension; Captain M. C. Meigs, Engineer In Charge; Pride And Strife; Calm And Calamity; The Clark Years, 1865-1902; Civic Improvements; Views Of History; Notes; Bibliography; Index ...

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Gems of the Capitol : Chapter 8

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: For expenses necessary for the administration of the Department of Justice, $79, 448, 000A $87, 534, 000, of which not to exceed $3, 317, 000 is for the Facilities Program 2000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That not to exceed 43 permanent positions and 44 full-time equivalent workyears and $8, 136, 000 shall be expended for the Department Leadership Program exclusive of augmentation that occurred in these offices in fiscal year 1997: Provided fu...

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Arts and Crafts Essays : By Members of the Arts and Crafts Exhibit...

By: Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society
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Art Recreations; Being a Complete Guide to Pencil Drawing, Oil Pai...

By: Day, Henry

text skewed.

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Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, And Letters

By: Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters
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Cyclopedia of Painting : Containing Useful and Valuable Informatio...

By: Armstrong, George D. (George Dodd), 1813-1899

Colors; Workshop recipes; Sloan candidate

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Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, And Letters

By: Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters
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Catalogue of the Completed Pictures Studies and Sketches Left

By: William Merritt Chase, American Art Association, American Art Association, American Art Galleries
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Botany [A Lecture Delivered at Columbia University in the Series o...

By: Richards, Herbert Maule, 1871-1928
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Model for Energy Transfer in Isotropic Turbulence

By: Kraichnan, R. H; Spiegel, E. A
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A Guide to the Antiquities of the Early Iron Age of Central and We...

By: Sir Charles Hercules Read, British Museum Department of British and Mediaeval Antiquities and Ethnography

This guide was written by Mr. Reginald A. Smith... -- Pref., signed: Charles H. Read, Keeper.

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History of the Indian Archipelago : Containing an Account of the M...

By: Crawfurd, John, 1783-1868

Cabbage ; Butterflies ; Papillons ; Chou ; Film/Fiche is presented as orginally captured.

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A Manual of Machine Drawing and Design

By: David Allan Low, Alfred William Bevis
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