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        Kentucky's Governor's Mansion Objects

        This collection of images shows architecture from the Kentucky Governor's Mansion. The mansion is both a private home and a public building. These images are of items found on the first floor, which hold the public reception and dining rooms as well as a ballroom.

        Completed in 1914, it was Kentucky's second official executive mansion. Designed in the Beaux Arts style popular in the late 19th and early 20th century, the mansion was patterned after France's Petit Trianon.

        Battleship Kentucky Epergne

        This spectacular silver epergne was designed in 1900 for the battleship Kentucky.

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        Battleship Silver 1

        This silver punch bowl was presented to the battleship Kentucky as a gift from the people of Kentucky.

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        Battleship Silver 2

        A detail on the silver punch bowl that was presented to the battleship Kentucky as a gift from the people of Kentucky.

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        Battleship Silver 3

        The silver punch bowl presented to the battleship Kentucky as a gift from the people of Kentucky shows a native American on one side.

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        Grandfather Clock

        This walnut grandfather clock located in the hallway was made in Cincinnati. It is original to the house and was a gift from the citizens of Frankfort.

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        Grandfather Clock Face

        A detail of the grandfather clock presented to the mansion in 1914 as a gift from the citizens of Frankfort.

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        Plate, Cup, and Spoon

        A display case in the mansion hallway shows a spoon from the Kentucky Executive Mansion, a plate from the Meissen Bluegrass pattern, and a coin silver goblet from the Henry Clay family.

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        Silver Cups

        These silver pieces are on display in the mansion’s State Dining Room.

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        State Seal

        An image of the state seal of Kentucky.

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