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Whereas: Stories from the People’s House

January 12, 2023

And Then Things Got Weird

Step through the looking glass into the House Collection’s surreal photos of people and spaces.
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House History

The First Televised State of the Union Address

President Harry S. Truman's January 6, 1947, State of the Union Address before a Joint Session of Congress was the first shown on television.
Source: National Archives Records Administration
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About The Offices

This site is a collaborative project between the Office of the Historian and the Clerk of the House's Office of Art and Archives. The offices preserve, collect, and interpret the heritage of the U.S. House, serving as the institution’s memory and a resource for Members, staff, and the general public.