Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

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Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

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The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library's mission is to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people.

Unique in their scope and richness, the Library of Congress' Prints and Photographs Division collections number more than 14 million items. These include photographs, historical prints, posters, cartoons, documentary drawings, fine prints, and architectural and engineering designs. While international in scope, the collections are particularly strong in materials documenting the history of the United States and the lives, interests, and achievements of the American people.

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Photograph, Astrodome, Structural Detail At Crown Of Lamella Dome
STRUCTURAL DETAIL AT CROWN OF LAMELLA DOME SHOWING PARTIAL VIEW OF COMPRESSION RING AT LOWER CENTER. - Houston Astrodome, 8400 Kirby Drive, Houston, Harris County, TX

Photograph, Astrodome, Interior Set Up for Baseball
INTERIOR PERSPECTIVE, LOOKING SOUTH SOUTHWEST WITH FIELD SET UP IN FOOTBALL CONFIGURATION. FIELD SEATING ROTATES TO ACCOMMODATE BASEBALL GAMES. - Houston Astrodome, 8400 Kirby Drive, Houston, Harris County, TX

Photograph, Astrodome, Dome Roof Truss
DOME ROOF TRUSS VIEW MIDWAY UP CATWALK TO CUPOLA AT CROWN OF DOME. - Houston Astrodome, 8400 Kirby Drive, Houston, Harris County, TX

Photograph, Steam Turbine
STEAM TURBINE RIGHT BACKGROUND POWERING COMPRESSOR JUST BEHIND CONTROL PANEL. - Houston Astrodome, 8400 Kirby Drive, Houston, Harris County, TX

Photograph, Astrodome, Interior View South Toward Moveable Field Level Seats
INTERIOR VIEW SOUTH TOWARD MOVEABLE FIELD LEVEL SEATS. - HOUSTON ASTRODOME, 8400 KIRBY DRIVE, HOUSTON, HARRIS COUNTY, TX

Photograph, Astrodome, Interior View, Looking West
INTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING WEST. NOTE LAMELLA DOME FRAMING. - Houston Astrodome, 8400 Kirby Drive, Houston, Harris County, TX

Photograph, Astrodome, View From Cupola Into Lamella Roof Truss And Seating Levels Below
VIEW FROM CUPOLA INTO LAMELLA ROOF TRUSS AND SEATING LEVELS BELOW. - Houston Astrodome, 8400 Kirby Drive, Houston, Harris County, TX

Photograph, Astrodome, Interior, Looking East From Level 9 Sky Boxes
INTERIOR, LOOKING EAST FROM LEVEL 9 SKY BOXES. - Houston Astrodome, 8400 Kirby Drive, Houston, Harris County, TX

Photograph, Astrodome, Entrance Detail, North Facade
ENTRANCE DETAIL, NORTH FACADE. - Houston Astrodome, 8400 Kirby Drive, Houston, Harris County, TX

Photograph, Astrodome, Stepdown Transformers On The East Side
STEPDOWN TRANSFORMERS ON THE EAST SIDE. - Houston Astrodome, 8400 Kirby Drive, Houston, Harris County, TX

Photograph, Astrodome, Drive Motor For South Moveable Seats
DRIVE MOTOR FOR SOUTH MOVEABLE SEATS. - Houston Astrodome, 8400 Kirby Drive, Houston, Harris County, TX

Photograph, Astrodome, South Elevation In Perspective, Looking North Northeast
SOUTH ELEVATION IN PERSPECTIVE, LOOKING NORTH NORTHEAST. - Houston Astrodome, 8400 Kirby Drive, Houston, Harris County, TX

Photograph, Astrodome, North Elevation, Looking South
NORTH ELEVATION, LOOKING SOUTH. - HOUSTON ASTRODOME, 8400 KIRBY DRIVE, HOUSTON, HARRIS COUNTY, TX

Photograph, Astrodome, East Elevation, Looking West
EAST ELEVATION, LOOKING WEST. - Houston Astrodome, 8400 Kirby Drive, Houston, Harris County, TX

Photograph, Astrodome, Substructure Of Moveable Seating
SUBSTRUCTURE OF MOVEABLE SEATING. - Houston Astrodome, 8400 Kirby Drive, Houston, Harris County, TX

Photograph, Astrodome, Astrodome Looking East From Rooftop Of Adjacent Reliant Stadium (New NFL/Rodeo Stadium)
ASTRODOME LOOKING EAST FROM ROOFTOP OF ADJACENT RELIANT STADIUM (NEW NFL/RODEO STADIUM). - Houston Astrodome, 8400 Kirby Drive, Houston, Harris County, TX

Photograph, Astrodome, Structural Detail Of Lateral Load Bracing System At Ground Level
STRUCTURAL DETAIL OF LATERAL LOAD BRACING SYSTEM AT GROUND LEVEL. NOTE DOUBLE COLUMNS AT EXPANSION JOINT. - Houston Astrodome, 8400 Kirby Drive, Houston, Harris County, TX

Photograph, Astrodome, Perspective Looking Southwest From Field Level
PERSPECTIVE LOOKING SOUTHWEST FROM FIELD LEVEL. WORKER IN FOREGROUND IS STITCHING TOGETHER ASTROTURF FOR FOOTBALL GAMES. - Houston Astrodome, 8400 Kirby Drive, Houston, Harris County, TX

Photograph, Astrodome, Detail Of North Facade
DETAIL OF NORTH FACADE. NOTE PRE-CAST CONCRETE SCREEN COMPOSED OF STEPPED PARALLELOGRAMS. - Houston Astrodome, 8400 Kirby Drive, Houston, Harris County, TX

Photograph, Astrodome, Steel Truss Tension Ring Supporting Dome Roof
STEEL TRUSS TENSION RING SUPPORTING DOME ROOF. TENSION RING COVERED BY ARCHITECTURAL FINISH. TENSION RING ROLLER SUPPORT AT COLUMN OBSCURED BY COLUMN COVERINGS. - Houston Astrodome, 8400 Kirby Drive, Houston, Harris County, TX

Photograph, Astrodome Cupola, Center Right
CUPOLA, CENTER RIGHT; GONDOLA LIFT MECHANISM, CENTER LEFT. NOTE PARTIAL VIEW OF LAMELLA DOME FRAMING COMPRESSION RING AT CROWN AT LOWER RIGHT. - Houston Astrodome, 8400 Kirby Drive, Houston, Harris County, TX

Photograph, Astrodome Lamella Dome Framing Detail
LAMELLA DOME FRAMING DETAIL. NOTE CATWALK AT 12 O'CLOCK AND SUSPENDED PENTAGONAL LIGHT RING GONDOLA. ALSO NOTE COMPRESSION RING AT CROWN OF DOME. - Houston Astrodome, 8400 Kirby Drive, Houston, Harris County, TX

Photograph, Astrosome, View South Toward Moveable Field Level Seats
VIEW SOUTH TOWARD MOVEABLE FIELD LEVEL SEATS. NOTE RETRACTABLE PENTAGONAL LIGHT RING GONDOLA SUSPENDED FROM ROOF CUPOLA. SKY LIGHTS PAINTED OVER TO REDUCE GLARE FOR BASEBALL OUTFIELDERS. - Houston Astrodome, 8400 Kirby Drive, Houston, Harris County,…

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