Postcard of the Library of Congress, by , 1932, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, 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..