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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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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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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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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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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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