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State Dining Room

State Dining Room

Photographer
Frances Benjamin Johnston
Date of Work
c. 1893
Medium
Photo
Credit
Library of Congress

State Dining Room

This photograph of the State Dining Room by Frances Benjamin Johnston was taken in 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.

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