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Second Floor Oval Room, 1890

Second Floor Oval Room, 1890

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Library of Congress

Second Floor Oval Room, 1890

Creator: Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1890.

Always a place for first families to gather, the second-floor oval room during President Harrison's administration was a mixture of old and new. The room contained newly installed electric lighting, several heart-backed chairs bought during the James Polk administration, and the curved bookcases built under President Millard Fillmore.

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