No, not current senators — don’t get your ignoble hopes up.
With more than 40,000 photographs and other images, the Senate Historical Office has images of almost all people who have served as members of the U.S. Senate. 5o members are completely absent from the Senate collection, however.
Got any idea where to find images of these guys? This comes from the Senate Historical Office:
Senators Not Represented in Senate Historical Office Photo Collection
The Senate Historical Office maintains a collection of more than 40,000 still pictures, slides, and negatives. The collection includes photographs and illustrations of most former senators, but to date no photo or other illustration of about fifty members has been found. Below is a list (by state) of U.S. Senators for whom we have no image in our collection. If you have an image, or information that may lead us to an image, please contact the Senate’s photo historian.
Massachusetts – 1
Eli Porter Ashmun, 1816-1818
New York – 1
Obadiah German, 1809-1815
Pennsylvania – 1
Samuel Maclay, 1803-1809
Rhode Island – 7
Nathan Dixon, Sr., 1839-1842
Benjamin Howland, 1804-1809
Henry Frederick Lippitt, 1911-1917
Francis Malbone, 1809-1809
Samuel John Potter, 1803-1804
Joseph Stanton, Jr., 1790-1793
William Sprague, 1842-1844
You just know that somewhere out there, a local museum has a painting of one of these guys. Or, someone has a painting or drawing of an old-timey guy hanging over a fireplace, a family heirloom that features one of these guys. I mean, how could a guy like Outerbridge Horsey fail to inspire an artist somewhere?
Do you know of one? Contact the Senate Historical Office, and let us know here, too.