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State Dining Room Set for Formal Dinner

State Dining Room Set for Formal Dinner

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White House Historical Association

State Dining Room Set for Formal Dinner

Creator: National Geographic Society Staff, January 1971.

The State Dining Room set for a formal dinner of 111 guests. The Johnson china, Kennedy glassware, Monroe plateau, and vermeil flatware decorate the horseshoe shaped table. Above the mantle hangs an 1869 portrait of President Lincoln by George P. A. Healy. Part of a letter written by President John Adams is carved on the mantle: "I Pray Heaven to Bestow the Best of Blessings on THIS HOUSE and on All that shall hereafter Inhabit it. May none but Honest and Wise Men ever rule under this Roof."

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