Friday, July 17, 2009

Picture of the Day


This might settle the recent debate over Thomas Jefferson's position on Intelligent Design. The above picture is from one of the signs in the Library of Congress. The LOC, as you may know, was started, in large part, by President Jefferson's donation of his personal library (a total of 6,487 books) in 1815.

Note: Picture is from Denyse O'Leary's website.

2 comments:

Jesse Davis said...

Those cartouches and quotes are one of my favorite parts of the LOC. For my birthday one year Diana tracked down an out-of-print book that collects all of them, along with attributions and annotations. It's a wonderful companion to such a rich public space.

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