Congressional Carpets Through the Years - PICTURES

Aug. 22, 2012, 5:50 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.

See the full story on the cur­rent res­tor­a­tion of the Sen­ate cham­ber.