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Vice-President [sic] Wade Administering the Oath to Schuyler Colfax, 1869

Vice-President [sic] Wade Administering the Oath to Schuyler Colfax, 1869

In this Harper’s Weekly illustration, Senate President Pro Tempore Benjamin Wade (as acting vice president) administers the oath of office to Vice President–elect Schuyler Colfax.

Wood engraving after sketch by A. R. Waud, Harper's Weekly, March 20, 1869, Collection of the U.S. Senate