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2nd Floor

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The Pilgrims on the Mayflower

By Henry Oliver Walker, 1902

Oil on canvas, 175 x 162 in.

Unveiled May 29, 1902.

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State Color

By Charles Eaton, 1863

Silk, pigment, 4 ft. 3 in. x 5 ft.

Issued by the Commonwealth April 28, 1863.
Returned to the Commonwealth March 31, 1875.

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National Color — "Jonathan Fowle" flag

By unknown maker, 1781

Muslin, approx. 6 x 9 ft.

Given by George Fowle, grandson of Jonathan Fowle, 1906.

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Presentation National Color

By unknown maker, 1861

Silk, pigment, 67 x 74 in.

Presented to the regiment by ladies of Worcester August 23, 1861.
Returned by the regiment to the Commonwealth January 28, 1863.

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Regimental Color

By unknown maker, 1861

Silk, pigment, 39 x 51 in.

Gift of friends and relatives of Rufus Choate to the regiment July 1, 1861.
Returned by the regiment to the Commonwealth December, 22, 1865.

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John Eliot Preaching to the Indians

By Henry Oliver Walker, 1903

Oil on canvas, 175 x 162 in.

Unveiled April 8, 1903.

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Battle at Concord Bridge

By Edward E. Simmons, 1902

Oil on canvas, 175 x 162 in.

Unveiled December 17, 1902.

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The Return of the Colors to the Custody of the Commonwealth

By Edward Simmons, 1902

Oil on canvas, 175 x 162 in.

Unveiled May 29, 1902.

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Regimental Color

By Thomas C. Savory, 1862

Silk, pigment, 52 1/2 x 59 in.

Given to the unit by friends September 15, 1862.
Returned by the regiment to the Commonwealth December 22, 1865.

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Stained Glass Window

By Edwin Ford and Frederick Brooks, 1899

Stained glass, cast plaster, 50 ft. diam.

Commissioned by the Commonwealth, 1899.
Unveiled January 1, 1900.

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Doric Hall Read More About Doric Hall (2nd Floor)

ANDREW, John Albion

By Thomas Ball, 1870

Marble, 80 x 37 1/2 x 19 in.

Gift of the citizens of Massachusetts under Res. 1868, ch. 37.
Dedicated February 14, 1871.

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BULFINCH, Charles

By Herbert Adams, 1899

Bronze, 61 x 28 1/2 x 2 3/4 in.

Commissioned by the Commonwealth, installed December 13, 1899.

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HANCOCK, John

Cast by the J. N. O. William Inc., Bronze Foundry, New York, 1915

Bronze, 80 1/2 x 50 1/2 in.

Gift of the Massachusetts Chapter, Sons of the Revolution, under Res. 1913, ch. 7.
Dedicated October 19, 1915.

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LINCOLN, Abraham

By Albion H. Bicknell, 1905

Oil on canvas, 96 x 59 in.

Purchased from the artist under Res. 1906, ch. 30 and Acts, 1906, ch. 307.
Unveiled October 23, 1906.

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WASHINGTON, George

By Sir Francis Chantrey, 1826

Marble, 88 x 26 x 34 in.

Given by the Washington Monument Association under Res. 1799, ch. 66.
Dedicated November 26, 1827. Accepted under Res. 1828, ch. 35.

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Civil War Army Nurses Memorial

By Bela Lyon Pratt, 1911

Bronze, 52 x 88 1/2 x 47 in.

Given by the Army Nurses Memorial Association of the Massachusetts, Department Daughters of Veterans under Res. 1911, ch. 21.
Unveiled February 12, 1914.

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STEVENSON, Thomas Greely

By Bela Lyon Pratt, 1905

Bronze, 96 x 33 x 3 in.

Given by the Stevenson Memorial Associations and friends under Res. 1905, ch. 20.
Dedicated December 7, 1905.

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WINSLOW, John Ancrum

By William Couper, 1909

Bronze, 96 x 33 3/4 x 3 in.

Commissioned under Res. 1908, ch. 63 and Acts 1908, ch. 538.
Unveiled May 8, 1909.

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Paul Revere's Ride

By Robert Reid, assisted by Edward Trumbull, 1904

Oil on canvas, 118 x 134 in.

Commissioned by the Commonwealth under Acts 1900, ch. 362.
Unveiled December 5, 1904.

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James Otis Arguing Against the Writs of Assistance in the Old Towne House

By Robert Reid, 1901

Oil on canvas, 118 x 213 in.

Commissioned by the Commonwealth under Acts 1900, ch. 362.
Unveiled January 1, 1902.

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The Boston Tea Party

By Robert Reid, assisted by Edward Trumbull, 1904

Oil on canvas, 118 x 134 in.

Commissioned by the Commonwealth under Acts 1900, ch. 362.
Unveiled December 3, 1904.

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Grand Staircase Read More About Grand Staircase (2nd Floor)

Stained Glass Window

Designer unknown, 1900

Installed under Res. 1899, ch. 81.

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Curtis Guild Memorial

Designed by Cram and Ferguson, 1915
Frame by John Evans and Co., Boston
Portrait relief by Richard Recchia, 1915

Numidian marble and Istrian stone with bronze inlay, 84 x 40 x 12 in.
White marble, diam. 26 1/2 in.

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Great Hall Read More About Great Hall (2nd Floor)

Great Hall Clock

By Ronald M. Fischer, 1990

Glass, bead blasted stainless steel, bronze, 8 x 3 1/2 ft.

Commissioned by the Commonwealth under the "1% for Art" program authorized under G. L. 7, sec. 42C; amended G. L. 484, secs. 25, 26.
Installed July 17, 1990.

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3rd Floor

Senate Reading Room Read More About Senate Reading Room (3rd Floor)

COOLIDGE, John Calvin

By Edmund Charles Tarbell, 1925

Oil on canvas, 100 x 47 in.

Commissioned by the Commonwealth under General Laws, ch. 8, sec. 19A.
Accepted under Res. 1925, ch. 2. Unveiled May 20, 1926.

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HARRINGTON, Kevin

By Richard Wheeler Whitney, 1979

Oil on canvas, 60 x 40 in.

Gift of friends of Kevin Harrington, May 11, 1979

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BULGER, William M.

By Warren and Lucia Prosperi, 2007

Oil on canvas, 45 1/2 x 30 in.

Presumed to be a gift of the sitter.

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TRAVAGLINI, Robert E.

By Tomas Ouellette, 2008

Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 in.

Gift of Robert E. Travaglini, June 25, 2008.

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Bay State Light Infantry Flag

By unknown fabricator, 1852

Silk, blue, 48 x 66 in., painted on each side with state coat-of-arms and 13 gold stars

Given to Governor Calvin Coolidge through James Beatty, Sergeant-at-Arms, by Rep. Frank Barrows in behalf of Hannah Bartlett Griffith Shaw, Carver, Mass, December 20, 1920.

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Bergere

By George Bright , ca. 1797

Mahogany, ash, leather, 32 x 24 x 21 1/2 in.

Purchased for the new State House, 1797.

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Senate Chamber Read More About Senate Chamber (3rd Floor)

WASHINGTON, George

By unknown sculptor. Possibly modeled ca. 1800–1810 after an original plaster by Christian Gullagher at Christ Church, Boston

Marble, 24 x 20 x 11 in.

Presumed to be a purchase, ca. 1811. Resolves June 25, 1811.

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LINCOLN, Abraham

By Sarah Fisher Ames, 1867. Replica of original, most likely that in the United States Capitol

Marble, 30 1/2 x 24 x 15 in.

Purchased from the artist under Resolves 1867, ch. 88.

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Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, LAFAYETTE, Marquis de

By Horatio Greenough, ca. 1831–1833

Marble, 26 x 24 x 12 in.

Gift of Horatio S. Greenough, son of the sculptor, January 26, 1898.

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SUMNER, Charles

By Martin Milmore, 1869

Marble, 30 x 28 x 16 in.

Gift of A. A. Lawrence and others, April 27, 1869.

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Musket: "Parker Firearm"

American, light fowler, mid-18th century
Walnut (?), iron, later brass plates
Overall length: 59 3/4 in., barrel length: 44 in., length to trigger pull: 46 1/2 in., .62 caliber

Bequeathed by Rev. Theodore Parker, grandson of John Parker, 1861.

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Musket: "King's Arm"

British, Longland pattern musket, 1756 (Grice lock dated 1762)
Walnut, iron, steel, later brass plates
Overall length: 62 in., barrel length 45 15/16 in., .765 caliber

Bequeathed by Rev. Theodore Parker, grandson of John Parker, 1861.

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Seal of the Commonwealth

By unknown artist, 1847

Painted and gilt wood

Commissioned under Res. February 24, 1847.

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House Chamber Read More About House Chamber (3rd Floor)

1630: Governor Winthrop at Salem Bringing the Charter of the Bay Colony to Massachusetts

By Albert Herter, 1942

Oil on canvas, 110 x 130 in.

Gift of the artist and his son, Governor Christian Herter.
Unveiled December 16, 1942.

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"Sacred Cod"

By unknown artist, ca. 1784

Pine, painted, 10 x 59 1/2 in.

Given by John Rowe, March 17, 1784.

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1697: The Dawn of Tolerance in Massachusetts: Public Repentance of Judge Samuel Sewall for his Action in the Witchcraft Trials

By Albert Herter, 1942

Oil on canvas, 110 x 130 in.

Gift of the artist and his son, Governor Christian Herter.
Unveiled December 16, 1942.

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1788: John Hancock Proposing the Addition of the Bill of Rights to the Federal Constitution

By Albert Herter, 1942

Oil on canvas, 110 x 130 in.

Gift of the artist and his son, Governor Christian Herter.
Unveiled December 16, 1942.

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1779: John Adams, Samuel Adams, and James Bowdoin Drafting the Massachusetts Constitution of 1780

By Albert Herter, 1942

Oil on canvas, 110 x 130 in.

Gift of the artist and his son, Governor Christian Herter.
Unveiled December 16, 1942.

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1689: Revolt Against Autocratic Government in Massachusetts: The Arrest of Governor Andros

By Albert Herter, 1942

Oil on canvas, 110 x 130 in.

Gift of the artist and his son, Governor Christian Herter.
Unveiled December 16, 1942.

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John F. Kennedy "City Upon a Hill" Address

By John Benson of the John Stevens Shop, Newport, RI

Monsoon slate, and 23 carat gold leaf, 21 x 40 in.

Installed January 25, 1972 under Res. 1969, ch. 2.
Unveiled by Senator Edward M. Kennedy, brother of the president.

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Office of the Speaker of the House Read More About Office of the Speaker of the House (3rd Floor)

DAVIS, Caleb

Photograph, 12 ½ x 11 ½ in.

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SALTONSTALL, Leverett

Photograph, 12 ½ x 11 ½ in.

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O'NEILL, Jr., Thomas Phillip "Tip"

Photograph, 12 ½ x 11 ½ in.

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Fireplace

Mahogany, marble, brass, 64 x 81 x 9 1/2 in.

Possibly commissioned from A. H. Davenport Co., 1895

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Office of the Senate President Read More About Office of the Senate President (3rd Floor)

CUSHING, Thomas

Photograph, 12 ½ x 11 ½ in.

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ADAMS, Samuel

Photograph, 12 ½ x 11 ½ in.

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COOLIDGE, Calvin

Photograph, 12 ½ x 11 ½ in.

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Fireplace & Clock

Fireplace: Probably commissioned from A. H. Davenport Co., 1898
Clock: Unknown maker, ca. 1900

Fireplace: Mahogany, marble, brass, 86 x 110 x 18 in.
Clock: Wood, gilded, 38 x 84 x 8 in.

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Vase

Chinese, by unknown maker, ca. 1840

Porcelain, painted and gilded, 23 x 10 in.

Given by Dorothy B. Hammond, in memory of Roland B. Hammond, North Andover.

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Armchair

By A. H. Davenport Co., ca. 1898

Mahogany, 33 x 22 x 22 in.

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