The first thing one notices about the 1913 edition of the Capitol Christmas Tree is that it lacks the robustness of its modern brethren. It also was displayed on the East Front rather than the current practice of placing it on the West Front, facing the National Mall. But, as the man on the bicycle demonstrates, one thing hasn’t changed: People still stop by to take a look.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.