Details of the Hall of Representatives, by B. Henry Latrobe, 1815

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Details of the Hall of Representatives, by B. Henry Latrobe, 1815

Latrobe designed a clock to be placed over the principal entrance to Hall of the House. A figure of Clio, the Muse of History, was shown riding a winged chariot, the wheel of which was formed into a clock face. The sculpture's message was clear: History will watch over the nation's legislators deliberating in the chamber below. Carved by Carlo Franzoni, the sculpture can be seen today in National Statuary Hall.

Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

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