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Congressional Presentation Sword with Scabbard of Colonel Marinus Willett (1740–1830)

This sword is one of ten "elegant swords" awarded by the Continental Congress to various officers for meritorious action against the British during the American Revolution. Owing to lack of funds, the swords we... more

Congressional Presentation Sword and Scabbard of Peleg K. Dunham (1794–1822)

This sword is considered the finest example, in terms of condition and completeness, among the eight swords known to survive from a group of approximately twenty-seven that were commissioned by Congress during ... more

Congressional Presentation Sword and Scabbard of Major General John E. Wool (1784–1869)

This sword was awarded by the United States Congress to General Wool in 1854 in belated recognition of his pivotal role in the American victory at Buena Vista (February 1847) during the Mexican War. The massive... more

A Congressional Scene

Caricature of Sen. Dan. Clark speaking on Senate floor holding cup of tea and sandwich.

The real "irrepressible conflict"--[See Congressional debates]

Two men fighting in front of sign pointing way to White House.

Congressional surgery. Legislative quackery

A rare anti-North satire, probably dealing with either the Crittenden Compromise or the Douglas Compromise. Proposed in December 1860 in the form of several constitutional amendments, the former called for rest... more

Congressional cracksmen / J. Keppler.

Print shows "Policeman Puck" and Uncle Sam investigating a robbery at the U.S. Treasury, a safe has been broken into and a barrel labeled "150,000,000 $ Surplus" is empty; there is a hole in the floor which lea... more

Congressional contempt / F. Opper.

Illustration shows a "Republican" Congressman ice skating with a "Monopolist" on the "Capitol Skating Pond", together they hold a stick labeled "Money Interests"; skating nearby is a man labeled "Democracy". Be... more