By the late 20th century, Representatives’ photographs took on a consistent appearance, similar to that of painted portraits in the House. A head-and-shoulders photograph such as this one of Illinois Congresswoman Melissa Bean, with an American flag in the background and a House of Representatives’ Member pin on the lapel, became the standard for most images of Members.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Melissa L. Bean,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/PA2011/PA2011-09-0004a/ (September 24, 2021)
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