23 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (59.7 x 49.5 cm)
Framed: 30 3/8 x 26 3/8 in. (77.2 x 67 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
This photographic portrait of Small Business Committee Chairman Parren Mitchell shows the subject sitting in a typical House desk chair, holding his eyeglasses. A low table near him holds a decorative lamp, books, and a leather holder filled with sharpened pencils. Only the studio backdrop gives away that this is a formal photograph rather than a candid snapshot of the Congressman at ease.