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American Treasures of the Library of Congress

is an unprecedented permanent exhibition of the rarest, most interesting or significant items relating to America's past, drawn from every corner of the world's largest library. It presents more than 250 items arranged in the manner of Thomas Jefferson's own library, the seed from which the present collections grew: Memory (History); Reason (Philosophy, including Law, Science and Geography); and Imagination (Fine Arts, including Architecture, Music, Literature and Sports). (Library of Congress)

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For Jefferson, Imagination was the realm of the arts. The nucleus of his personal collection of books on architecture, music, literature, and criticism has grown to include all forms of American creativity.
Seamstress, Sixth-plate daguerreotype, ca. 1853.  invented the daguerreotype process which was later announced in France on August 19, 1839.

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