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Glimpse of Calvin Coolidge's White House: State Dining Room

Glimpse of Calvin Coolidge's White House: State Dining Room

Photographer
Ralph Waldo Magee
Date of Work
January 26, 1928
Medium
Photograph
Credit
White House Collection

Glimpse of Calvin Coolidge's White House: State Dining Room

This photograph of the State Dining Room was taken by Ralph Waldo Magee on January 26, 1928 during the Calvin Coolidge administration. The long dining table was set for a dinner to honor the Supreme Court, with James Monroe's 13-foot gilded bronze surtout de table centerpiece or plateau adorned with flowers and gilded bronze candelabra. The centerpiece is the oldest object still used in the State Dining Room. The large armchair at the middle of the table was used by First Lady Grace Coolidge.

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