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State Dining Room, Benjamin Harrison Administration

This photograph of the State Dining Room by Frances Benjamin Johnston was taken ca. 1893 after its redecoration by Edgar Yergason during the Benjamin Harrison administration. In 1891, electricity was installed, though there are remnants of Louis Comfort Tiffany's redecoration from a decade before, including light fixtures, hammered silver backed gas wall brackets, and low-back oak chairs. The four walnut side tables lining the walls were placed there in 1867 and would remain there for nearly fifty years.
Frances Benjamin Johnston
Date of Work
ca. 1893
Library of Congress