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On Break for the Holidays – Pic of the Week

 

Constitution-ornament

An ornament on the LC holiday tree – in the shape of the U.S. Constitution. [Photo by Donna Sokol]

In Custodia Legis will be on break for the upcoming holidays – Thursday, December 25 and Friday, December 26 (a holiday by executive order).  We will be back next week – except on Thursday, January 1 – with some end-of-the-year posts!

Just last week, the Library of Congress set up its annual holiday tree in the Great Hall.  Many of the ornaments on the tree are handpainted books representing the 50 states.  An appropriate theme for a library!  Here are some of the other ornaments from the tree.

One of Washington State's ornaments on the holiday tree. [Photo by Donna Sokol]

One of Washington State’s ornaments on the holiday tree. [Photo by Donna Sokol]

An ornament in the shape of the Icon and the Axe - a book by the Librarian of Congress, Dr. James H. Billington. [Photo by Donna Sokol]

An ornament in the shape of the Icon and the Axe – a book by the Librarian of Congress, Dr. James H. Billington. [Photo by Donna Sokol]

A book-shaped ornament representing the state of Michigan. [Photo by Donna Sokol]

A book-shaped ornament representing the state of Michigan. [Photo by Donna Sokol]

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