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President's Office Portraits

Whose portrait is hanging in the President's office?

Gary JohnsonThe President's office in the Chicago History Museum originally was built as a gallery. In honor of this tradition I continue to display portraits that that are part of our collection. There is a beautiful space to hang portraits over the fireplace.

"Whose portrait is hanging in Gary's office?" Several times a year we choose a portrait and invite the family of either the artist or the subject. This is a great chance to revisit treasured portraits, display them, make new friends, and welcome back old ones.

Currently on display: John Doctoroff's portrait of Bernard Horwich

Explore these treasures with me:

> A self-portrait by the Swedish-American painter, Olof Krans

> Sheldon Peck’s portrait of Mrs. Elmore Tyler

> George Healy’s portrait of J. Young Scammon, Esq.

> William Herman Schmedtgen’s caricature of Charles Comiskey

> Photographic “portrait” of the First United Methodist Church at Chicago Temple

> Dr. Thomas A. Dorsey, the father of gospel music

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