Postcard of the Library of Congress

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Category
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary
Color postcard with a semi-aerial view of the Library of Congress. The postcard is unused, but the message side has a printed note: "The Library of Congress, justly celebrated as the culmination of architectural achievement of the day, was completed in 1897 at a cost of $6,000,000. The Library is here seen from the Capitol. The dome and lantern are finished in black copper, with panels gilded with a thin coating of gold leaf; and the cresting of the dome terminates in a gilded finial representing the torch of Science ever burning." The front of the postcard has a white border.
Contained within
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 84, Folder: 29
Contact information
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
1932
Standard number
SIA2013-06671 (front) and SIA2013-06672 (back)
Author
Curt Teich & Co
B.S. Reynolds Co. Washington, DC
Subject
Library of Congress
Topic
Postcard
Buildings
Architecture--Washington (D.C.)
Physical description
Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.5w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Linen
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Restrictions & Rights
No restrictions
Type
Postcard
Linen