Compilation of Works of Art and Other Objects in the United States Capitol

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1965 - 426 pagini
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Issued in 1952 under title: Compilation of works of art in the United States Capitol.

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Pagina 342 - Our proper business is improvement. Let our age be the age of improvement. In a day of peace, let us advance the arts of peace and the works of peace. Let us develop the resources of our land, call forth its powers, build up its institutions, promote all its great interests, and see whether we also, in our day and generation, may not perform something worthy to be remembered.
Pagina 203 - Resolved by the House of Representatives (the* Senate concurring), That the Architect of the Capitol, upon the approval of the Joint Committee on the Library, with the advice of the Commission of Fine Arts, is hereby authorized 'and directed to relocate within the Capitol any of the statues already received and placed in Statuary Hall, and to provide for the reception and location of the statues received hereafter from the States.
Pagina 203 - Buildings"; and further, that "the president is hereby authorized to invite each and all the States to provide and furnish statues in marble or bronze, not exceeding two in number for each State, of deceased persons who have been ciitzens thereof, and illustrious for their historic renown, or from distinguished civic or military services, such as each State shall determine to be worthy of this national commemoration...
Pagina 305 - Thomas Jefferson, secretary of state ; Alexander Hamilton, secretary of the treasury ; Henry Knox, secretary of war ; Edmund Randolph, attorney-general ; and John Jay, chief justice of the United States.
Pagina xxi - The Joint Committee on the Library, whenever, in their judgment, it is expedient, are authorized to accept any work of the fine arts on behalf of Congress which may be offered, and to assign the same such place in the Capitol as they may deem suitable, and shall have the supervision of all works of art that may be placed in the Capitol.
Pagina vii - Senate and nineteen thousand copies shall be for the use of the House of Representatives ; and...
Pagina 185 - John Jay John Rutledge Oliver Ellsworth John Marshall Roger B. Taney Salmon P. Chase Morrison R. Waite Melville W. Fuller Edward D. White William Howard Tart Charles Evans Hughes Harlan Fiske Stone Fred M.
Pagina 203 - ... to be worthy of this national commemoration; and when so furnished the same shall be placed in the old hall of the House of Representatives, in the capitol of the United States, which is hereby set apart, or so much thereof as may be necessary, as a national statuary hall, for the purposes herein indicated.
Pagina 217 - illustrious for their historic renown or distinguished civic or military service" as required under section 1814 of the Revised Statutes of the United States having been selected by the States for commemoration, their brief biographies follow: Alabama.— JLM Curry (1825-1903) and Joseph Wheeler (1836-1906). Curry was distinguished as a Member of Congress of the United States; also the Confederacy; served in the Confederate Army; was United States...
Pagina 217 - Before the close of his seventy-two years he had signed four notable documents — the Continental Association of 1774, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution of the United States.

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