Another aspect of the Library of Congress that I enjoyed was Thomas Jefferson's Library.
"I cannot live without books".
Thomas Jefferson, June 10, 1815
A little history about the collection:
What caught my eye in this collection was this book called, "Horrors of Slavery".
Another interesting tidbit about this collection were the ribbons. Green ribbons, meant books that were apart of Jefferson's original library. The gold ribbons meant books that were recently purchased to reconstitute Jefferson's library. No ribbon meant books that were identical to books owned by Jefferson and the box books were books that were missing from the library. The Library of Congress is continuing the search worldwide for these missing books and will be adding them to this display as they are acquired.
His section on medicine and surgery
His section on Shakespeare
His section on music and poetry
His section on geography, Africa, Asia....
It just kept going....
A section on Botany....
His section on architecture.
It was quite remarkable seeing this collection of books from one human being. I admire it greatly. It just makes you wonder about the world we live in today. I love collections like this. It makes you reach back for the beauty of the past.
(photos via Mrs. Shockley)