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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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