The first House Office Building—now the Cannon House Office Building—boasts a grand rotunda. This inside view, a lithographic print made from a photograph taken by Ernest L. Crandall, shows how the graceful colonnade created a picturesque frame for the Capitol dome across the street, an ideal composition for a tourist picture postcard.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Capitol Dome from Rotunda of House Office Building Postcard,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2009/2009-071-000/ (October 26, 2020)
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