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United States Capitol building, Washington, D.C., circa 1907-1914

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Summary:Image of the United States Capitol building, circa 1907-1914. Caption reads: "The United States Capitol, set on a height overlooking the amphitheater of the Potomac, is one of the largest and stateliest buildings in the world. It is 751 feet in length and 350 feet in width, covering three and a half acres. The statue of Freedom on the dome towers 307 feet above the esplanade. The cornerstone was laid by President Washington in 1793; the central building was finished in 1797; and the extensions were first occupied by Congress in 1857 and 1859." Postcard number: A-3530.
Provider:B.S. Reynolds Co.
Century:1901-2000
Printing place:North America
United States of America
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States
Place of origin – Region:District of Columbia
Place of origin – Settlement:Washington
Temporal subject: 1901-1910
1911-1920
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States
Geographical subject – Region:District of Columbia
Geographical subject – Settlement:Washington
Topical subjects:Capitols
Government facilities
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
Genre:Postcards
ArchivesUM location:National Trust Library Postcard Collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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