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Historical Artifacts: Passes

Passes for admission to events at the Capitol—Congressional sessions, State of the Union addresses, inaugurations, and more—began to appear in the 1870s. Beginning as handwritten notes, passes evolved into strikingly engraved, colorful cards. Retained as mementos of a visit, many have become part of the House Collection.

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Capitol Building Pass Capitol Building Pass
Capitol Rotunda Pass Capitol Rotunda Pass
Dome Landing Pass Dome Landing Pass
Gallery Pass Gallery Pass
Gallery Pass Gallery Pass
Gallery Pass Gallery Pass
Gallery Pass Gallery Pass
Gallery Pass Gallery Pass
Gallery Pass Gallery Pass
House Floor Pass House Floor Pass