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Image description: This photo is of the Great Hall in the Library of Congress’ Thomas Jefferson Building. It is recognized as a premier example of the Beaux Arts style, which is theatrical, heavily ornamented, and kinetic. It is a style perfectly suited to a young, wealthy, and imperialistic nation in its Gilded Age.
Photo by the Architect of the Capitol

Image description: This photo is of the Great Hall in the Library of Congress’ Thomas Jefferson Building. It is recognized as a premier example of the Beaux Arts style, which is theatrical, heavily ornamented, and kinetic. It is a style perfectly suited to a young, wealthy, and imperialistic nation in its Gilded Age.

Photo by the Architect of the Capitol