House Reading Room, Library of Congress, Washington D.C., 1893. Colored Photograph. Smithmeyer&Pelz.
A Beautifully Detailed, Original Photograph of the House Reading Room at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. HAND-COLORED. Smithmeyer & Pelz, Architects. From The American Architect and Building News, July 25, 1893.
This picture is extremely hard to find, as the American Architect and Building News not only had a very small circulation during that time, but very few were actually preserved or colored as this has been. It measures 7.5 by 11.5 inches. Has a mat border and foam core backing (not attached to the picture). The whole picture measures 12 by 16 inches (with border). Finely detailed and beautifully hand-colored. Shrink wrapped.
Plan is in VG+ condition with light browning along the edges and some light crinkling.