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Law 1896 Mosaic panel over north fireplace mantel 7 1/2 feet wide x 3 feet 7 inches high

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Law and History, mosaic panels dating to 1896 by Frederick Dielman and measuring seven and a half feet wide by three feet seven inches high, are located over the north and south fireplace mantels in the Congressional Reading Room,* now referred to as The Members Room, on the first storey of the southwest wing of the Thomas Jefferson building of the Library of Congress.
With its tall, arched windows facing the Capitol, this room is an elegant gallery in which every surface, including the ceilings, is ornately decorated with paintings, rich oak paneling, walls of green silk, and tympanums or friezes carved in dark oak or marble over doorways and fireplaces.

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*Throughout the text, there is mention of the "Congressional Reading Room," as it was known for many years. Originally designed as the "Representatives' Reading Room," this room has been renovated recently and is now known as "The Members Room." The former "Senate Reading Room," next to "The Members Room," in the southwest corner of the Jefferson building, is now called the "Jefferson Congressional Reading Room" and today it is used as a reading room for members of both the House and Senate.

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