Ceiling artwork with all aluminum which was very expensive to use when the library was built.
All were embellished by works of art from nearly fifty American painters and sculptors, The cupids represented all types of American workers and were carved on both sides of the stairwell.
All artwork was handmade with small mosaics .
The names on the ceiling were people who had influence on law, science, and medicine.
We were able to see the Main Reading Room from the upper floor viewing area, but we were not able to tour inside or take pictures. You can see the lavish room here.
After the tour at the library, we left and went to the Museum of natural history.
Inside of the museum
Once you are inside, there are many different halls to go to, such as fossil, human life, ocean hall, natural stones,etc. See tour here.
Natural gemstone exhibits:
After the natural history museum, we headed to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to tour how the U. S. Dollars are printed.
You can also buy the new dollars just printed from there too.
The good thing about the Smithsonian Institution is everything is within walking distance. We walked over to the Museum of American history. To be continued...