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Congress has long produced slim, hardcover eulogies for fallen members, printed by the Government Printing Office and containing a steel-engraved portrait done by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. This (above) was the format during the 1870s. Sometimes the joint resolution reproduced within called for the production of copies bound in leather and/or other formats. The tradition continues up to the present day.
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