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DescriptionEnglish: Detail from Corrupt Legislation. A girl standing in the ruins of a brick wall shows an empty spindle and distaff to a throned personification of corrupt legislation, which holds a one-sided balance by gripping the balance beam. To the other side, an elderly figure reading from a book labelled "law" places a (money?) bag on the balance's one pan. Also, among the law books is a full vase spilling what may be voting slips, suggesting a rigged voting system. Mural by Elihu Vedder. Lobby to Main Reading Room, Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C. Main figure is seated atop a pedestal saying "CORRUPT LEGISLATION". Artist's signature is dated 1896.
Português: Detalhe de Legislação Corrupta. Uma jovem rapariga de pé, diante das ruínas de uma parede de tijolos, mostra uma roca vazia e um fuso à personificação entronada da legislação corrupta, que agarra pelo travessão uma balança, que tem um único prato do lado oposto ao da rapariga. Nesse outro lado da legislação, uma figura mais velha, com um livro aberto no colo, marcado com o dizer «a lei», coloca um pequeno saco (de dinheiro?) no único prato da balança. Mural de Elihu Vedder. Átrio da Sala de Leitura Principal, do edifício Thomas Jefferson da Biblioteca do Congresso dos Estados Unidos, Washington, D.C. A figura central está sentada num pedestal que diz «LEGISLAÇÃO CORRUPTA». A assinatura do artista está datada 1896.
SourceLibrary of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-DIG-highsm-02035 (original digital file), uncompressed archival TIFF version (93 MB), cropped and converted to JPEG with the GIMP 2.4.5, image quality 88.
AuthorArtist is Elihu Vedder (1836–1923). Photographed 2007 by Carol Highsmith (1946–), who explicitly placed the photograph in the public domain.
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