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Silver Inkstand, 1901

Mon, 2013-04-15 09:39 -- administrator

This inkstand was purchased in 1901 for use by the Presiding Officer of the Senate, whose mahogany desk is shown below. Photographs show Vice President Richard Nixon using the stand and inkwell as late as 1954. The vice president is the President of the Senate.

Second image: Silver Inkwell

Third image: Vice President's desk showing inkstand

Collection of the U.S. Senate

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