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Washington, D.C.—Removal of Hon. Charles Sumner from the Chairmanship of the Committee on Foreign Relations—Scene in Reception Room, Capitol; Mr. Sumner Receiving the Sympathy of His Colleagues.


TitleWashington, D.C.—Removal of Hon. Charles Sumner from the Chairmanship of the Committee on Foreign Relations—Scene in Reception Room, Capitol; Mr. Sumner Receiving the Sympathy of His Colleagues.
Artist/MakerUnidentified
after Henri H. Lovie
Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper
Date1871-04-01
MediumWood engraving, hand-colored
Dimensions h. 11.5 x  w. 9.25 in. ( h. 29.21 x  w. 23.495 cm)
Credit LineU.S. Senate Collection
Accession Number38.00968.001


  • Object Description
  • This hand-colored engraving was the cover of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper for April 1, 1871. It depicts Senate Charles Sumner of Massachusetts being removed as chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in March of 1871. The incident occurred as a result of differences with President Ulysses S. Grant over the United States' relationship with Great Britain and the annexing of Santo Domingo. The scene takes place in the Senate Reception Room on the 2nd floor of the U.S. Capitol.