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Picture of the U.S. Capitol surrounded by snow-covered trees and lamp posts
December 23, 2021

Snowy Capitol

The February 1920 issue boasted 16 "winter scenes" within its pages. One of them was this engraving of the United States Capitol after a snowfall.
Photograph by R. W. Magee, Nat Geo Image Collection

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