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Public Domain Picture: Capitol Model Makers 1904

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Capitol Model Makers 1904
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Capitol Model Makers 1904
This study model in plaster in a scale of 1/5 inch = 1 foot was constructed by Emile Garet (wearing hat in photo), an architect sculptor, for the Architect of the Capitol as part of a 1904 report for the extension of the East Front of the U.S. Capitol. It was constructed so that the extension could be removed to compare the Capitol as it then existed with the proposed changes of 1904. The delicate carvings and attention to detail made this model a popular attraction at international expositions in the early 20th century. It was displayed in the crypt of the Capitol from 1938 to 1976, when it was moved to this location. The extension of the East Front was ultimately constructed between 1958 and 1962. The model can now be seen in the basement of the Cannon House Office Building Rotunda. This official Architect of the Capitol photograph is being made available for educational, scholarly, news or personal purposes (not advertising or any other commercial use). When any of these images is used the photographic credit line should read “Architect of the Capitol.” These images may not be used in any way that would imply endorsement by the Architect of the Capitol or the United States Congress of a product, service or point of view. For more information visit
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