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Glass Screen

Glass Screen

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Francis Benjamin Johnston Collection, Library of Congress

Glass Screen

In 1882, Louis Comfort Tiffany created this glass screen to separate the Entrance Hall from the Cross Hall and to keep cold drafts from the door from coming into the White House. With topaz, ruby, and amethyst jewels set into the glass alongside four eagles and a shield with the initials "US", it was one of the most popular aspects of the White House in the late nineteenth century. Creator: Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1882.


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