DC -- Supreme Court Building -- Exhibit: America’s Temple of Justice:
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Description of Subject Matter: The Supreme Court Building: America’s Temple of Justice:
The Supreme Court of the United States celebrates the 75th anniversary of the construction of the Supreme Court Building with an exhibition commemorating its history and sculptural program. For the first 145 years of the Supreme Court’s existence, the head of the third branch of government lacked a permanent home of its own. Since the completion of the building in 1935, it has become a symbol of Justice in America.
Through the use of period photographs and objects relating to the early history of the Supreme Court, visitors will learn about the Court’s “temporary” homes in various government buildings, the increasing need for the Court to have a home of its own, and Chief Justice William Howard Taft’s role in the construction of the building.
In addition, the exhibition explores the evolution of architect Cass Gilbert’s design, as well as the sculptural and symbolic treatment used throughout the building’s architecture. Several original plaster models aid in the discussion of the symbolism of this iconic building.
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2018 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
(February) a Civil War Trust conference in Greenville, NC,
(May/June) an American Battlefield Trust conference in Newport News, VA,
(July) my 13th consecutive trip to San Diego Comic-Con via Reno, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles,
(August) 2 two-day trips to New York City,
(September) an American Battlefield Trust dinner in Chicago, IL with on route visits to Charleston, WV, Louisville, KY, Saint Louis, MO, and Toledo, OH,
(October) another two-day trip to New York City for the New York Comic Con.