Tuesday, September 24, 1963: U.S. Senate's first official portrait

     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).
* Summary from www.senate.gov: @
* Summary from U.S. Capital Historical Society: @
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