THE CONGRESS: Senators Photographed

Since the days of Woodrow Wilson the House of Representatives has been fair game for press photographers working from the gallery. Commonplace are newspictures and newsreels of joint sessions of Congress in the House Chamber being addressed by U. S. Presidents, of opening and closing sessions of the House by itself, of the full galleries and the empty floor. The Senate, on the other hand, has never permitted itself to be photographed in action. Like a dignified gentlemen's club, it has successfully enforced an unwritten rule against cameras by having hawk-eyed gallery...

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