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Terrific and very descriptive article on the Capitol...

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March 20, 1867


* United States Capitol building

Page 7 has a very lengthy--nearly two columns--article headed: "Life In Washington" "The Capitol--It's Architecture & Decorations--The Rotunda Paintings--Miss Ream's Statues and Busts--The Passages and the Speaker's Room--Leutze's Fresco--Hall of Representatives".
The text begins: "Above the muddy waste of Washington the Capitol stands firm on a ledge of higher ground, a maze of marble columns, walls, corridors, and encaustic tribes. It is an anachronism of splender...".
This is a wonderful, and very detailed description of the Capitol building, perhaps the best we have seen from the era. Photos show just portions.
Eight pages, very nice condition.

Category: The Old West