Diplomatic Gallery

There are over 120 photographs and engravings hanging in what Seward called his “diplomatic gallery.” Seward gradually added to this collection while he was Secretary of State until every country that the United States had a diplomatic relationship with was represented. There are presidents, kings, queens and foreign ministers and diplomats. Some people were important in Seward’s life and others were people that he admired. Seward met many of these people and some are signed to him. Seward used to say of his large gallery: “Yes, those are my tormentors.” The numbering scheme roughly groups people geographically.

  • 1. Archbishop John Hughes
  • 2. General Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • 3. Victor Emmanuel II, King of Sardinia
  • 4. Pope Pius IX
  • 5. Cardinal Giacomo Antonelli
  • 6. John Brown
  • 7. Emperor Maximilian of Mexico
  • 8. Empress Carlota of Mexico
  • 9. Franz Josef I
  • 10. Elizabeth, Empress of Austria
  • 11. Napoleon I
  • 12. Napoleon III
  • 13. Eugenie, Empress of France
  • 14. Lord John Russell, Prime Minister of Great Britain
  • 15. Queen Victoria of England
  • 16. Diplomatic Excursion Party
  • 17. Treaty of Commerce
  • 18. Sir Richard Cobden
  • 19. Lord Lyons
  • 20. English House of Commons
  • 22. Prince Alexandre Gortchakov
  • 23. Prince Albert
  • 24. Queen Victoria of England:
  • 26. William H. Seward
  • 27. Washington Library of British Minister Sir Frederick Bruce
  • 28. Maria Alexandrovna, Empress of Russia
  • 29. Alexander II, Emperor of Russia:
  • 30. Countess Madame Anna de Sartiges
  • 31. Count de Sartiges
  • 32. Marie Louise Auguste Katherine, Queen of Prussia
  • 33. William I, King of Prussia
  • 34. Prince Otto von Bismarck
  • 35. Sir Frederick Bruce
  • 36. Lord Napier
  • 37. Lady Napier and Sons
  • 38. Count de Sartiges
  • 39. Count Piper
  • 40. Christian den Niende (Christian IX), King of Denmark
  • 41. Louise, Queen of Denmark
  • 42. Prince Frederick of Sweden
  • 43. King of Portugal
  • 44. Prince Krom Hluang Wangsa, King of Siam
  • 45. Tycoon of Japan
  • 46. Ono Tomogora
  • 47. Matamoto Judayes
  • 48. Anson Burlingame and Chinese Embassy
  • 49. Chinese Imperial Cabinet at Peking
  • 50. Japanese Legation at Washington
  • 51. United States Commission to the Paris Exposition
  • 52. William III, King of the Netherlands
  • 53. Sophie Mathilda, Queen of the Netherlands
  • 54. Doctor Valentine Mott.
  • 55. Doctor Eliphalet Nott, D.D., L.L.D.
  • 56. St. Stephen’s Cathedral
  • 58. National Monument to the Forefathers
  • 59. Mr. Fetman
  • 60. Andrew Johnson
  • 61. Frances Seward
  • 62.Thurlow Weed
  • 64. William Henry Seward
  • 66. Abraham Lincoln
  • 66 ½ William Henry Seward. Numbered as a nod to close friendship between Seward and Lincoln (#66).
  • 67. Legion of Union: 1864.
  • 72. Bishop McIlvaine
  • 73. Archbishop of Chile
  • 74. George Robinson
  • 75. Judge Aaron Goodrich
  • 77. Charlotte Cushman
  • 78. Arthur Fletcher
  • 80. Abdul Aziz
  • 81. Mohammed Ali
  • 82. Server Ismail Pacha
  • 83. Ali Pacha, Grand Vizier of Turkey
  • 84. D.A. Duekwitz
  • 85. Bey of Tunis
  • 86. Charles XV, King of Sweden and Norway
  • 87. Louise, Queen of Sweden and Norway
  • 88. Leopold I, King of Belgium
  • 89. Leopold II, King of Belgium
  • 90. Marie Henriette, Queen of Belgium
  • 91. Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders
  • 92. Benito Juarez President of Mexico
  • 93. Margarita Maza de Juarez
  • 94. Matias Romero
  • 95. Santos Degollado
  • 96. Sebastian Lerdo de Tajado.
  • 97. J. Eolio
  • 98. Isabella II, Queen of Spain
  • 99. Alfonso, King of Spain
  • 100. Francisco Solano Lopez
  • 101. Juan Crisostomo Falcon
  • 102. Jose Santos Gutierrez Prieto
  • 103. Manuel Murillo Toro
  • 104. Ramon Castilla
  • 105. Jakob Stampfli
  • 106. Fabre-Nicholas Geffrad
  • 107. Urbano Retazzi
  • 109. Urbano Retazzi
  • 110. Stephen Allen Benson
  • 111. Joseph Jenkins Roberts
  • 112. Leopold I, King of Belgium
  • 113. Eduard de Stoeckl
  • 114. Joseph Bertinatti.
  • 115. Baron von Selden
  • 116. Domingo Dulce
  • 117. Dom Pedro II
  • 118. William Henry Seward II
  • 119. Emma, Queen of the Sandwich Islands:
  • 120. Rasoherina, Queen of Madagascar
  • 121. Mongkut, King of Siam
  • 123. Charles Frederic Froncois, Marquis de Montholon
  • 125. Francisco Astaburuaga Cienfuegos
  • 126. Luis Molina
  • 127. Sir John Lawrence
  • 128. Unknown: signed illegible
  • 130. The Darien Canal Treaty
  • 131. Brigadier General William H. Seward II with his staff at Martinsburg, Virginia
  • 132. Belem Castle