This decoratively framed photocollage includes notable people and places from the opening of Congress in 1901. Speaker David Henderson, the House Mace, and Senate Speaker pro tempore William Frye are all highlighted in the top row of images. The Joint Session and swearing in of the Congress in the House Chamber are overlaid by a vignette image of Octavius Pruden, Secretary to President Roosevelt, carrying the President’s message across the middle of the page.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “The Opening of Congress,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2009/2009-116-001/ (June 26, 2022)
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