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Marble Used in Assigning Desks, 1800s

Mon, 2013-02-18 16:58 -- administrator

In the 1800s, a lottery determined seating assignments in the House Chamber. The member who drew this ivory marble received desk number 360.

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, Behring Center

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