National Geographic : 1923 Jun
TIlE CAPITOL, WONDER BUILDING OF TIIE WORLD C35 Photograph by Charles Martin TIlE ROGERS BRONZE DOORS OF TIlE ROTUNDA These doors were formerly hung at an entrance to Statuary Hall, but the crowds which paused to admire their exquisite workmanship obstructed the corridor. The eight panels depict scenes from the life of Columbus. One of them shows the explorer in chains, which he continued to wear after boarding the vessel that was taking him back to Spain "as a memento of the gratitude of princes." A vandal has stolen the chains and the extended hand is worn by many visitors who observe a ritual of "shaking hands with Columbus." fc^.