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Main Reading Room (View from above showing researcher desks)

artist:

Carol M. Highsmith

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SKU: #11959





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This photo presents the grand main reading room of the Library of Congress. This octagonal room is supported by massive clustered columns, four of which are shown in this image. The large columns support allegorical female figures representing Religion, Commerce, History, Art, Philosophy, Poetry, Law and Science. Heavy arches run around the entire room, and on top of the balustrades stand 16 bronze statues representing leading figures in different areas of study such as art and philosophy.