Capital Landmarks Art Phone Case
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- Decorated in the U.S.A.
- This is a sale item, no further discounts apply and it is non-returnable
These colorful phone cases from our Capital Landmarks line of apparel, gifts, and home decor playfully celebrate in pop art style our national heritage with all its stately splendor. Choose for iPhone 6 or Galaxy S5.
Whether you live inside the beltway or you are a visitor coming to enjoy our nation's capital, no one can deny that our capital, the seat of our government, is beautiful. Our Capital Landmarks line of apparel, gifts and home decor is a National Archives exclusive that celebrates our national heritage.
Have you ever wondered why so many landmarks in Washington, DC, look like Greek and Roman temples? When forming the country, the Founders looked to Greco-Roman principles of justice, rule of law, process, and liberty as successful models of government. When plans were made to build the United States Capitol in 1793, Thomas Jefferson asked that Congress be housed in an ancient Roman temple, in the same neoclassical style he had used for his design of the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond in 1788. As can be seen in the National Archives building, the neoclassical style continued to be popular for government buildings and monuments well into the late 1930s. The National Archives preserves and protects some 28,000 plans of public buildings across the United States.