This presentation features historical details about the U.S. Senate chamber desks. "The Senate purchased 48 desks for its chamber in 1819, adding desks as new states joined the Union. To date, more than 1,600 senators have occupied these historic desks." Features a Senate seating plan, an interactive timeline of the evolution of the desks, and "desk history & mystery" (which includes a section about the so-called "Candy Desk"). From the U.S. Senate.