On These Walls:Inscriptions and Quotations in the Buildings of the Library of Congress

TABLE OF CONTENTS - Introduction - A Brief History of the Library of Congress
The Thomas Jefferson Building - The John Adams Building - The James Madison Memorial Building
Author's Note and Acknowledgements - Further Reading - Concordance of Images


CONCORDANCE OF IMAGES

Copies of the images from the On These Walls: Inscriptions and Quotations in the Buildings of the Library of Congress may be ordered from the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service (see Price List for Photographic Products). The images are listed below in the order in which they appear in the guide.


The Thomas Jefferson Building

Plaque in front of the Jefferson Building

Floor Plan of the first floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building

Floor Plan of the second floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building

Bust of Dante on the Jefferson Building's portico

Date carved into the south end of the Jefferson Building portico marking the end of construction

The west side of the Jefferson Building (Photograph by Carol M. Highsmith)

Photograph of the Great Hall taken in the 1960s

"Minerva," by Elihu Vedder is located on the landing of the stairs leading to the Visitors' Gallery.

The Minerva mosaic, the Gutenberg Bible exhibit, and the arch commemorating the construction of the Jefferson Building

Francis Bacon is one of the great authors whose name appears in the vaulted cove of the ceiling of the Great Hall. (Photograph courtesy of the Office of the Architect of the Capitol)

"Law" is one of 13 fields of knowledge inscribed in the ceiling vault of the East Mosaic Corridor.

"Government" by Elihu Vedder appears in the central lunette over the door leading to the Main Reading Room.

Solon is one of two bronze statues that portray "law" in the Main Reading Room.

A portion of the mural above the Main Reading Room that depicts the countries, or epochs, that contributed to the "Evolution of Civilization"

The U.S. Capitol seen through a window in the North Mosaic Corridor (Photograph by Carol M. Highsmith)

Two figures and scroll above the window at the west end of the North Mosaic Corridor

The North Mosaic Corridor

The mural "Lyric Poetry" at the east end of the South Mosaic Corridor

"Ganymede" is one of six poems depicted by paintings in the South Mosaic Corridor

The large mosiac panel "Law" is above the fireplace at the north end of the Members of Congress Reading Room

The mosaic "History" is above the fireplace at the south end of the Members of Congress Reading Room

"Summer" is one of the four seasons portrayed in the ceiling of the South Corridor. (Photograph by Carol M. Highsmith)

Frank W. Benson painting of "Winter"

Frank W. Benson painting of "Summer"

Panels depicting FORTITUDE and JUSTICE flank the windows and the east end of the North Corridor. (Photograph courtesy of the Office of the Architect of the Capitol)

Ornaments being prepared for installation in the second floor gallery ceilings

Bronze doors of the Rare Book and Special Collection division

The John Adams Building

The Adams Building

Plaque in front of the Adams Building

Bronze doors of the Adams Building

Mural in the South Reading Room illustrating Thomas Jefferson's view of Education

The James Madison Building

The Madison Building

James Madison quotation on the exterior wall on the left side of the Madison Building entrance

Madison's "liberty & learning" statement on the right side of the Madison Building entrance


TABLE OF CONTENTS - Introduction - A Brief History of the Library of Congress
The Thomas Jefferson Building - The John Adams Building - The James Madison Memorial Building
Author's Note and Acknowledgements - Further Reading - Concordance of Images


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