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Embassy of Bulgaria Donates Commemorative Reprints of Constitutions — Pic of the Week

  On Tuesday, May 21, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the United States of America Tihomir Stoytchev, presented two copies of the commemorative reprint of Bulgaria’s Tarnovo Constitution to the Library of Congress. Adopted on April 16, 1879, the Tarnovo Constitution remained fundamental law of Bulgaria until 1947. Ambassador Stoytchev […]

In Full Bloom: Petworth Neighborhood Library — Pic of the Week

The following is a guest post by Mirela Savic-Fleming, Special Assistant to the Law Librarian of Congress. Every day on my way home, I walk past the two-and-a-half story Georgian Revival Petworth Neighborhood Library.  With the cherry blossom season recently ending, I somewhat nostalgically decided to share a photo that I took in April. The library […]

Eisenhower’s Temporary White House

If you are visiting in Pennsylvania, you should make a stop at Eisenhower Farm in Gettysburg. President and Mrs. Eisenhower gave the house, the farm and the grounds to the United States government in 1967, and after their deaths, the National Park Service opened the site for visitors. President and Mrs. Eisenhower bought this farm […]

A Visit to the Frederick Douglass House – Pic of the Week

Born into slavery at a plantation on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and provided with no formal education, Frederick Douglass escaped slavery and defied his humble origins to become a world renowned advocate for equal rights, author, publisher, orator, and statesman, traveling across the world to raise awareness about the evils of slavery. In later […]

The Law Library of Congress Rare Book Curator Displays New Acquisitions – Pic of the Week

On February 12, 2019, Law Library Rare Book Curator Nathan Dorn joined colleagues from across the Library of Congress to showcase new treasures that the Library acquired over the past year. The Law Library’s new acquisitions that were on display included a land grant from William Penn, Harry Truman’s law school notebook, a document related […]

Villa Horion, Düsseldorf, Germany – Pic of the Week

In December 2018, I visited Düsseldorf, Germany, the capital of the German state North Rhine-Westphalia. While strolling along the river Rhine, I passed by “Villa Horion.” Villa Horion was built in 1910/11 by the German architect Hermann vom Endt in the neoclassical style. In 1984, it was registered as a historically protected building by the Department for the Preservation […]

The Library of the French National Assembly – Pic of the Week

The following is a guest post from Nicolas Boring, foreign law specialist covering French speaking jurisdictions at the Law Library of Congress. During my most recent trip to France, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to visit the National Assembly, one of the two houses of the French Parliament. The National Assembly is located […]