The Senate sat for its picture Tuesday and the 99 members present were as self-conscious as schoolboys in a class photograph.
It was a historic first. Only once before has a picture of the Senate been published and it was taken unofficially through a side door.
The advance notice of the picture taking brought senators out well in advance of the time for the vote on the test ban treaty.
-- The Washington Post
Note: The photograph was arranged as part of the National Geographic Society book "We, The People." Photo from "Traditions of the United States Senate" (Richard A. Baker, Senate historian, 1975-2009).
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