Artist T. Dart Walker’s 1900 Leslie’s Weekly Illustrated cover showed the House gallery reserved for the diplomatic corps, and gave readers a lively sense of the bustling and cosmopolitan nature of spectators in the galleries that ringed the Chamber. The newspaper identified some of the “distinguished representatives of foreign nations”: the popular Wu Tingfang of Imperial China, Chin Pom Ye of the Korean Empire, Sir Julian Paunceforte of Great Britain, and Baron Saverio de Fava of Italy.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “The Famous Diplomatic Gallery in the House of Representatives,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2010/2010-113-001/ (May 25, 2022)
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