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The United States Senate, A.D. 1850
Drawn by Peter F. Rothermel / engraved by Robert Whitechurch (1814-ca. 1880)
The United States Senate, A.D. 1850
This engraving depicts the Golden Age of the United States Senate in the Old Senate Chamber, site of many of the institution's most memorable events. Here, Henry Clay, "the Great Compromiser," introduces the Compromise of 1850 in his last significant act as a senator. In a desperate attempt to prevent war from erupting, the "Great Triumvirate," of Daniel Webster of Massachusetts, John C. Calhoun of South Carolina, and Clay of Kentucky struggled to balance the interests of the North, South, and West. This image shows all three men, with Clay at center stage, presenting his compromise to the Senate. Daniel Webster is seated to the left of Clay and John C. Calhoun to the left of the chair of the presiding officer, Vice President Millard Fillmore.
Date circa 1855
date QS:P571,+1855-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902
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under the digital ID ppmsca.09398.
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  • Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1855 by John M. Butler and Alfred Long in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the United states in and for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
  • This Engraving from the Original Picture is respectfully dedicated to the People of the United States by the Publishers
  • John M. Butler and Alfred Long. 84 CHESTNUT ST PHILADELPHIA PA.
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