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Public Reading room, Congressional Library

ca. 1900
19th century
252 x 205 mm (9.9 x 8.1 in.)

Levin C. Handy, American

Object Type: photograph
Medium and Support: Gelatin silver print
Marks: Inscribed on negative, lower right: “Congressional Library”; stamped on verso of mount: “L.C. Handy, Photographer, 494 Maryland Ave., SW., Washington, D.C.”; inscribed on negative, lower left: “Handy photo” (180)
Credit Line: Gift of Michael M. Senft, 1983
Accession Number: 1983.12.122.283

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  • architecture - Art or science of designing and building structures, especially habitable structures, in accordance with principles determined by aesthetic and practical or material considerations. Refers also to the structures created. [November 1994 related term added. October 1990 alternate term added.]
  • government
  • libraries (buildings)
  • libraries (rooms) - Spaces set aside and equipped for the keeping, arrangement, and reading of books. [March 1993 descriptor moved. September 1991 alternate term changed, was 'library'. June 1990 scope note added.]
  • reading - Perusing written or printed matter, either silently or aloud. [September 1993 descriptor added.]

  • image Dimensions: 252 x 205 mm (9.9 x 8.1 in.)

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