Postcard of the Library of Congress

ID: SIA2013-06671 (front) and SIA2013-06672 (back)

Creator: B.S. Reynolds Co. Washington, DC

Form/Genre: Postcard

Date: 1932

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 84, Folder: 29

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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.

Subject

Library of Congress

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

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

Date

1932

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Postcard
  • Architecture--Washington (D.C.)
  • Architecture
  • Buildings

Form/Genre

  • Postcard
  • Linen

ID Number

SIA2013-06671 (front) and SIA2013-06672 (back)

Physical description

Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.5w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Linen

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