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Sandstone baluster from Capitol

This weathered baluster once adorned the Capitol's East Front. Even layers of white paint couldn't keep parts of its surface from weathering away in layers, like those of an onion.

Group: Sedimentary
Image Number: 2002-11835
Catalog Number: Loan
Loaned by Architect of U.S. Capitol
Locality: Aquia Creek , Virginia


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