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The Capitol, engraving, by Wilfred Jones, 1848

Fri, 2013-04-19 11:19 -- administrator

With 31 states represented, Congress was outgrowing the rebuilt and newly expanded Capitol by 1850.

Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

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