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Senate Chamber Desks
Political Cartoons of Thomas Nast
Birds of the Brumidi Corridors
Women and Senate Art
Seth Eastman's Fort Paintings: Principal Fortifications of the United States                                                           Isaac Bassett: A Senate Memoir    
Advise and Consent: Drawings by Lily Spandorf

(06-25-1881) by Thomas Nast
 A Falling Off--Of Bosses  

Senate Photographic Exhibits

The Senate Through the Ages
A journey through the history of the United States Senate, exhibiting paintings, illustrations and photographs.

Capitol Scenes: 1900-1950
A collection of photographs depicting life in and around the U.S. Capitol during the first half of the 20th century.

World War II: The Senate and the Nation's Capital
During World War II, Washington, D.C. attracted civilians and military personnel who quickly transformed the nation’s capital from a sleepy town into a robust center of international politics and diplomacy. This exhibit honors the men and women who sacrificed so much to promote our national ideals of liberty and representative democracy.

Women Senators
A record number of women serve as U.S. Senators today. This exhibit features a few of the pioneers.

African American Senators
Hiram Revels became the first African American Senator in 1870, followed by Blanche K. Bruce five years later. Edward Brooke and Carol Moseley-Braun served in the 20th century.

Arthur E. Scott Collection
Arthur E. (Scotty) Scott, was a professional photographer in Washington, D.C. from 1934 to 1976, who captured on film many prominent people in American politics.

Photographic Collection


A list of Senators for whom we have no photo or other image in our collection. If you have an image, or information that may lead us to an image, please contact us.

  George Washington at Princeton