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U.S. House of Representatives Armchair

Description

One of two armchairs made in New York for Congress in 1857. They were used by members of the House from 1857-1873. These chairs were witnesses to not only the buildup to the Civil War, but present during the votes on the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, and some of the subsequent Civil Rights Acts and Legislation as well.

Creator

unknown

Date

1857

Object ID

1926.40.2

Resource ID

8497

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. B. Crawford Clark

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.