Washington, City and Capital: Federal Writers' Project, Works Progress Administration ... Washington, 1937

U.S. Government Printing Office, 1937 - 1140페이지
This series presents American communities, their political, economin, industrial, and cultural history, the contemporary scene of the time, as well as points of interest sought out the visitors. This volume's focus on the nation's captital include sections relating to organizations in and outside of the government; notable museums, libraries, churches, galleries, and other historic sites; and culture of Washington, DC leading into the 1930s.

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114 페이지 - Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work...
964 페이지 - The Bureau is authorized to exercise its functions for the Government of the United States, for any State or municipal government within the United States, or for any scientific society, educational institution, firm, corporation, or individual within the United States engaged in manufacturing or other pursuits requiring the use of standards or standard measuring instruments.
182 페이지 - Go, wretch, resign the presidential chair, Disclose thy secret measures, foul or fair. Go, search with curious eye, for horned frogs, Mid the wild wastes of Louisianian bogs; Or, where Ohio rolls his turbid stream, Dig for huge bones, thy glory and thy theme.
899 페이지 - War of the Revolution, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Civil War, the SpanishAmerican War, the...
306 페이지 - Mrs. Madison is a fine, portly, buxom dame, who has a smile and a pleasant word for everybody. Her sisters, Mrs. Cutts and Mrs. Washington, are like the two merry wives of Windsor ; but as to Jemmy Madison — ah ! poor Jemmy ! — he is but a withered little apple-John.
98 페이지 - Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, in pursuance of an act of Congress approved July 13, 1861, do hereby declare that the inhabitants of the said States of Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Florida (except the inhabitants of that part of...
999 페이지 - The President is authorized to prescribe such regulations for the admission of persons into the civil service of the United States as may best promote the efficiency thereof, and ascertain the fitness of each candidate in respect to age, health, character, knowledge, and ability...
952 페이지 - It shall be his duty to superintend all matters relating to the public finances, to prepare & report plans of revenue and for the regulation of expenditures, and also to recommend such things as may in his Judgment promote the commercial interests of the US 4.
122 페이지 - Whenever it is proposed to prepare plans for the Capitol. I should prefer the adoption of some one of the models of antiquity, which have had the approbation of thousands of years.
114 페이지 - ... they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with evergrowing insistency. Remember that our sons and grandsons are going to do things that would stagger us. Let your watchword be order and your beacon beauty.

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