Nebraska State Capitol Photos

The Nebraska State Capital was designed (1919-32) by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue. Only one of three highrise capitols, the building is extensively decorated, mostly with art which relates the development of the rule of law, democracy & the state of Nebraska.

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Nebraska State Capitol(1919-32). Lincoln, NE. Architect: Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue.Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.
Golden dome crowns highrise Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Indian designs on golden dome of Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Statue of pioneer sowing grain atop Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Window patterns of highrise Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.
Golden dome crowns highrise Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Indian designs on golden dome of Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Statue of pioneer sowing grain atop Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Window patterns of highrise Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.
Some of many reliefs & sculptures of historical government & legal milestones on Nebraska State Capitol carved by Lee Lawrie & conceived by philosopher Hartley Burr Alexander. Lincoln, NE.Historical law givers under motto "Political Society Exists for the Sake of Noble Living" inscribed on Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Socrates sculpted on Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Hammurabi sculpted on Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.
Some of many reliefs & sculptures of historical government & legal milestones on Nebraska State Capitol carved by Lee Lawrie & conceived by philosopher Hartley Burr Alexander. Lincoln, NE.Historical law givers under motto "Political Society Exists for the Sake of Noble Living" inscribed on Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Socrates sculpted on Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Hammurabi sculpted on Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.
Solon sculpted on Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Solomon sculpted on Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Julius Caesar & Justinian sculpted on Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Charlemagne sculpted on Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.
Solon sculpted on Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Solomon sculpted on Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Julius Caesar & Justinian sculpted on Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Charlemagne sculpted on Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.
Signing of the Declaration of American Independence sculpted on Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Magna Carta sculpted on Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Writing the American Constitution sculpted on Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Codification of Anglo-Saxon Law under Ethelbert sculpted on Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.
Signing of the Declaration of American Independence (1776) sculpted on Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Magna Carta (1210) sculpted on Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Writing the American Constitution (1789) sculpted on Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Codification of Anglo-Saxon Law under Ethelbert (c600) sculpted on Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.
Solon giving a new constitution to Athens sculpted on Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Publishing the 12 Tablets of laws in Rome sculpted on Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Establishment of the Tribunate of the Roman People sculpted on Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Orestes Before the Areopagites sculpted on Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.
Solon giving a new constitution to Athens (c570 BCE)sculpted on Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Publishing the 12 Tablets of laws in Rome (c450 BCE) sculpted on Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Establishment of the Tribunate of the Roman People (c442 BCE) sculpted on Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Orestes Before the Areopagites (a 458 BC play which documents the creation of the jury & abolished blood revenge) sculpted on Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.
North face of Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.North portal of Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Relief of pioneers moving west by oxen-drawn Conestoga wagon on Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Buffalo & calf relief on Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.
North face of Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.North portal of Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Relief of pioneers moving west by oxen-drawn Conestoga wagon on Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Buffalo & calf relief on Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.
Statue of Abraham Lincoln in front of Gettysburg Address at Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Sculpted eagle on monument to Abraham Lincoln at Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Mosaic on north entrance ceiling in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Tending cows & harvesting wheat detail of ceiling mosaic in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.
Statue of Abraham Lincoln in front of Gettysburg Address at Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Sculpted eagle on monument to Abraham Lincoln at Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Mosaic on north entrance ceiling in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Tending cows & harvesting wheat detail of ceiling mosaic in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.
Tending sheep & harvesting corn detail of ceiling mosaic in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Tending pigs & harvesting hay detail of ceiling mosaic in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Painting of plowman at sunset by James Penney in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Painting of homesteaders building cabin by James Penney in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.
Tending sheep & harvesting corn detail of ceiling mosaic in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Tending pigs & harvesting hay detail of ceiling mosaic in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Painting of plowman at sunset by James Penney in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Painting of homesteaders building cabin by James Penney in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.
Painting of settlers at evening campfire by James Penney in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Foyer of Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Venetian glass mural of United States Survey by Charles Clement in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Venetian glass mural of Tree Planting by Jeanne Reynal in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.
Painting of settlers at evening campfire (1962) by James Penney in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Foyer of Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Venetian (1967 Centennial) glass mural of United States Survey by Charles Clement in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Venetian (1967 Centennial) glass mural of Tree Planting by Jeanne Reynal in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.
Venetian glass mural of The Spirit of Nebraska by Reinhold Marxhausen in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Venetian glass mural of The Coming of the Railroad by F. John Miller in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Venetian glass mural of The Blizzard of 1888 by Jeanne Reynal in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Foyer ceiling of Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.
Venetian (1967 Centennial) glass mural of The Spirit of Nebraska by Reinhold Marxhausen in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Venetian (1967 Centennial) glass mural of The Coming of the Railroad by F. John Miller in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Venetian (1967 Centennial) glass mural of The Blizzard of 1888 by Jeanne Reynal in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Foyer ceiling of Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.
Foyer ceiling mosaic of past in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Foyer ceiling mosaic of present in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Foyer ceiling mosaic of future in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Foyer mosaic of justice for three races in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.
Foyer ceiling mosaic of past in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Foyer ceiling mosaic of present in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Foyer ceiling mosaic of future in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Foyer mosaic of justice for three races in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.
Detail of Rotunda floor mosaic of earth mother in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Bust of William Frederick Cody [aka Buffalo Bill] in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Rotunda dome mosaic with angels forming celestial rose of Virtue in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Detail of Rotunda dome mosaic angels of wisdom, faith & justice in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.
Detail of Rotunda floor mosaic of earth mother in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Bust of William Frederick Cody (1846-1917) [aka Buffalo Bill] in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Rotunda dome mosaic with angels forming celestial rose of Virtue in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Detail of Rotunda dome mosaic angels of wisdom, faith & justice in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.
Rotunda mural of Labors of the Heart by Kenneth Evett in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Detail of Rotunda floor mosaic of prehistoric dinosaur in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Detail of Rotunda floor mosaic of prehistoric dinosaur in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Detail of Rotunda floor mosaic of prehistoric saber tooth tiger in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.
Rotunda mural of Labors of the Heart by Kenneth Evett in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Detail of Rotunda floor mosaic of prehistoric dinosaur in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Detail of Rotunda floor mosaic of prehistoric dinosaur in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Detail of Rotunda floor mosaic of prehistoric saber tooth tiger in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.
Detail of Rotunda floor mosaic of hawk in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Detail of Rotunda floor mosaic of flying bat in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Native American motif of doors to Warner Chamber of Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Thunderbird detail of Warner Chamber doors in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.
Detail of Rotunda floor mosaic of hawk in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Detail of Rotunda floor mosaic of flying bat in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Native American motif of doors to Warner Chamber of Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Thunderbird detail of Warner Chamber doors in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.
Native woman with papoose detail of Warner Chamber doors in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Chief with headdress detail of Warner Chamber doors in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Warner Chamber domed ceiling with native designs in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Warner Chamber ceiling mosaic showing pow-wow in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.
Native woman with papoose detail of Warner Chamber doors in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Chief with headdress detail of Warner Chamber doors in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Warner Chamber domed ceiling with native designs in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Warner Chamber ceiling mosaic showing pow-wow in Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.
Native American spirit tapestry in Warner Chamber of Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Supreme Court of Nebraska chamber in State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Supreme Court of Nebraska ceiling in State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Unicameral legislative chamber Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.
Native American spirit tapestry in Warner Chamber of Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Supreme Court of Nebraska chamber in State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Supreme Court of Nebraska ceiling in State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Unicameral legislative chamber Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.
Ceiling of Unicameral legislative chamber Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Detail of graphics on ceiling of Unicameral legislative chamber Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Detail of graphic of Lewis & Clark Expedition on ceiling of Unicameral chamber Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Lamp in Unicameral chamber Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.
Ceiling of Unicameral legislative chamber Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Detail of graphics on ceiling of Unicameral legislative chamber Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Detail of graphic of Lewis & Clark Expedition on ceiling of Unicameral chamber Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Lamp in Unicameral chamber Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.
Dome memorial chamber of observation deck above Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Painting of settlers moving westward by S.C. Roberts on observation tower of Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.

Dome memorial chamber of observation deck above Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Painting of settlers moving westward (1997) by S.C. Roberts on observation tower of Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.


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