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180th Anniversary Balloon – Pic of the Week

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The following is a guest post by Donna Sokol, Special Assistant to the Law Librarian of Congress.  Donna  has previously written a series of posts related to themes of law in the art and architecture of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building.

On July 14, 2012, the Law Library of Congress will officially turn 180 years old.  Our division has grown from a small room in the Capitol Building to the largest legal collection in the world.  Outreach Team member, Liah Caravalho, procured this balloon for our anniversary celebration (more on that in next week’s post!).  “It was difficult,” she said, “trying to find an anniversary balloon that didn’t have a romantic theme.”


Happy 180th Balloon.


  1. Interesting juxtaposition. Bastille Day and the anniversary of the Law Library.

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