Congressional Carpets Through the Years—PICTURES
Updated: August 23, 2012 | 4:44 p.m.
August 22, 2012 | 9:50 a.m.
Since the Senate moved into its current chamber in 1859, it has gone through a series of carpets. Some seem ostentatious by modern standards, but all reflect the tastes at the time of installation.
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