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Senate Chamber Desk Used by Daniel Webster (reproduction)

Mon, 2013-02-18 15:27 -- administrator

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In 1819, Thomas Constantine made 48 desks for the Senate Chamber at a cost of $34 each. The desks are still in use today.

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In a venerable tradition, senators inscribe their names in the drawers of their Senate Chamber desks, symbolically linking themselves to their predecessors

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