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  • The First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation Before the Cabinet
    Alexander Hay Ritchie
    Second Floor
    Lincoln Bedroom
    Cabinet
    This 1866 engraving by Alexander Hay Ritchie is based on the 1864 painting by Francis Bicknell Carpenter. The widely circulated engraving depicts the first reading of the Emancipation Proclamation in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in what is now the Lincoln Bedroom. The Emancipation Proclamation was signed on January 1, 1863 and granted freedom to enslaved people residing in Confederate states. Those present were (from left to right): Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase, President Abraham Lincoln, Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Interior Caleb B. Smith, Secretary of State William H. Seward, Postmaster General Montgomery Blair, and Attorney General Edward Bates.
  • Jones' Inn – Winter
    George Henry Durrie
    landscape
    snow
    This rural landscape by George Henry Durrie was completed in 1853. A native of New England, Durrie often presented idyllic images of farm life, quiet refuges from America's rapid industrialization and escalating social and political tensions. In this painting, snow and ice covers the ground leading up to Jones' Inn and a neighboring barn. A horse pulls along a red sled and its passenger in the foreground.
  • Johnson Signs Legislation in East Room
    Joseph J. Scherschel
    bill signing
    East Room
    State Floor
    This photograph by Joseph J. Scherschel shows President Lyndon B. Johnson signing legislation in the East Room in September 1965. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey was also in attendance.
  • Johnson Signs Legislation in East Room
    Joseph J. Scherschel
    bill signing
    East Room
    State Floor
    This photograph by Joseph J. Scherschel shows President Lyndon B. Johnson signing legislation in the East Room in September 1965. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey was also in attendance.
  • Johnson Signs Legislation in East Room
    Joseph J. Scherschel
    bill signing
    East Room
    State Floor
    This photograph by Joseph J. Scherschel shows President Lyndon B. Johnson signing legislation in the East Room in September 1965. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey was also in attendance.
  • Johnson Signs Legislation in East Room
    Joseph J. Scherschel
    bill signing
    East Room
    State Floor
    This photograph by Joseph J. Scherschel shows President Lyndon B. Johnson signing legislation in the East Room in September 1965. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey was also in attendance.
  • Johnson Signs Legislation in East Room
    Joseph J. Scherschel
    bill signing
    East Room
    State Floor
    This photograph by Joseph J. Scherschel shows President Lyndon B. Johnson signing legislation in the East Room in September 1965. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey was also in attendance.
  • Johnson Signs Legislation in East Room
    Joseph J. Scherschel
    bill signing
    East Room
    State Floor
    This photograph by Joseph J. Scherschel shows President Lyndon B. Johnson signing legislation in the East Room in September 1965. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey was also in attendance.
  • Johnson Signs Legislation in East Room
    Joseph J. Scherschel
    bill signing
    East Room
    State Floor
    This photograph by Joseph J. Scherschel shows President Lyndon B. Johnson signing legislation in the East Room in September 1965. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey was also in attendance.
  • Johnson Signs Legislation in East Room
    Joseph J. Scherschel
    bill signing
    East Room
    State Floor
    This photograph by Joseph J. Scherschel shows President Lyndon B. Johnson signing legislation in the East Room in September 1965. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey was also in attendance.
  • Johnson Signs Legislation in East Room
    Joseph J. Scherschel
    bill signing
    East Room
    State Floor
    This photograph by Joseph J. Scherschel shows President Lyndon B. Johnson signing legislation in the East Room in September 1965. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey was also in attendance.
  • Johnson Signs Legislation in East Room
    Joseph J. Scherschel
    bill signing
    East Room
    State Floor
    This photograph by Joseph J. Scherschel shows President Lyndon B. Johnson signing legislation in the East Room in September 1965. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey was also in attendance.
  • Johnson Signs Legislation in East Room
    Joseph J. Scherschel
    bill signing
    East Room
    State Floor
    This photograph by Joseph J. Scherschel shows President Lyndon B. Johnson signing legislation in the East Room in September 1965. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey was also in attendance.
  • Johnson Signs Legislation in East Room
    Joseph J. Scherschel
    bill signing
    East Room
    State Floor
    This photograph by Joseph J. Scherschel shows President Lyndon B. Johnson signing legislation in the East Room in September 1965. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey was also in attendance.
  • Johnson Signs Legislation in East Room
    Joseph J. Scherschel
    bill signing
    East Room
    State Floor
    This photograph by Joseph J. Scherschel shows President Lyndon B. Johnson signing legislation in the East Room in September 1965. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey was also in attendance.
  • Johnson Signs Legislation in East Room
    Joseph J. Scherschel
    bill signing
    East Room
    State Floor
    This photograph by Joseph J. Scherschel shows President Lyndon B. Johnson signing legislation in the East Room in September 1965. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey was also in attendance.
  • Johnson Signs Legislation in East Room
    Joseph J. Scherschel
    bill signing
    East Room
    State Floor
    This photograph by Joseph J. Scherschel shows President Lyndon B. Johnson signing legislation in the East Room in September 1965. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey was also in attendance.
  • Johnson Signs Legislation in East Room
    Joseph J. Scherschel
    bill signing
    East Room
    State Floor
    This photograph by Joseph J. Scherschel shows President Lyndon B. Johnson signing legislation in the East Room in September 1965. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey was also in attendance.
  • Johnson Signs Legislation in East Room
    Joseph J. Scherschel
    bill signing
    East Room
    State Floor
    This photograph by Joseph J. Scherschel shows President Lyndon B. Johnson signing legislation in the East Room in September 1965. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey was also in attendance.
  • Johnson Signs Legislation in East Room
    Joseph J. Scherschel
    bill signing
    East Room
    State Floor
    This photograph by Joseph J. Scherschel shows President Lyndon B. Johnson signing legislation in the East Room in September 1965. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey was also in attendance.
  • Johnson Signs Legislation in East Room
    Joseph J. Scherschel
    bill signing
    East Room
    State Floor
    This photograph by Joseph J. Scherschel shows President Lyndon B. Johnson signing legislation in the East Room in September 1965. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey was also in attendance.
  • Johnson Signs Legislation in East Room
    Joseph J. Scherschel
    bill signing
    East Room
    State Floor
    This photograph by Joseph J. Scherschel shows President Lyndon B. Johnson signing legislation in the East Room in September 1965. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey was also in attendance.
  • Johnson Signs Legislation in East Room
    Joseph J. Scherschel
    bill signing
    East Room
    State Floor
    This photograph by Joseph J. Scherschel shows President Lyndon B. Johnson signing legislation in the East Room in September 1965. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey was also in attendance.
  • Johnson Signs Legislation in East Room
    Joseph J. Scherschel
    bill signing
    East Room
    State Floor
    This photograph by Joseph J. Scherschel shows President Lyndon B. Johnson signing legislation in the East Room in September 1965. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey was also in attendance.
  • Johnson Signs Legislation in East Room
    Joseph J. Scherschel
    bill signing
    East Room
    State Floor
    This photograph by Joseph J. Scherschel shows President Lyndon B. Johnson signing legislation in the East Room in September 1965. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey was also in attendance.