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Design drawing for the U.S. Capitol Building showing the capitol's cast iron dome and cupola pretty much as we see them today. Original image courtesy of the Library of Congress's online Temples of Democracy exhibition. General image retouching by H.J.P.

East (front) Entrance Portico and Dome
United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Ink and watercolor rendering by Thomas U. Walter, architect of the new capitol dome, in 1859.  Bequeathed to the Library of Congress by Ida Walter in 1915.
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