Acrophobia? Painting the Capitol Dome

What a cool photo. This was taken on August 26th, 1922, when this gentleman was hanging from the top of the Capitol to paint it.

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Capitol Dome being painted
Capitol Dome being painted

Source: Library of Congress

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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  • George T.

    Big project – Small brush

    Must be a Government Contract.

  • Wouldn’t that be Acrophobia instead of Agoraphobia?

    • Tom

      Oops, yes