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Rotunda at the U.S. Capitol - Early Illustration

Rotunda at the U.S. Capitol - Early Illustration Tragedies and Triumphs American History Civil Rights Government

This drawing depicts the rotunda at the U.S. Capitol Building.

The Library of Congress, which maintains a copy of this drawing, gives us the following description:

Earliest View of Rotunda as Built Alexander Jackson Davis "Perspective View of Capitol Rotunda"

It is a “Pencil on paper” drawing “from the A.J. Davis Collection Division of Drawings and Archives Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library Columbia University in the City of New York.”

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Media Credits

Image online, courtesy Library of Congress.  It is included in a list of other early illustrations, for the nation's various buildings, with this title:

 

To Throw the Labor of the Artist Upon the Shoulders of the President of the United States: The House and Senate Wings

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