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United States Senate Chamber, engraved by Thomas Doney after J. Whitehorne, mezzotint published by Edward Anthony, 1849

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From the late 1820s into the 1850s, dramatic oratory attracted large crowds to the theater-like chamber that Kentucky Senator Henry Clay dubbed “this noble room.”

Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

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