Historic Objects & Artifacts
J. Franklin Little: Senate Page (1910-1912)
Little recalls the Senate's habit of turning back the clock to delay the midnight deadline at the end of a legislative session.
Little recalls his page duty of filling the snuff boxes in the Senate Chamber, and reflects on other objects in the Chamber.
Donald J. Detwiler: Senate Page (1917-1918)
Detwiler recalls pieces of the Senate's material culture, including mahogany lockers in the cloakroom and marble bathtubs in the basement of the Capitol.
Detwiler reflects on a "typical" day as a Senate Page, and how the Senate Chamber was ventilated at the time
Leonard H. Ballard: Inspector, United States Capitol Police
Ballard recounts a unique memory of Hawaii Senator Hiram Fong.