EARLIEST KNOWN PORTRAIT OF FRANKLIN IN ELIOT LIBRARY
Photograph of President Eliot's Crew is in Common Room
A portrait of Benjamin Franklin by Feke, the American painter, is the feature of the Eliot House library. The picture, which hangs directly over the fire-place, is the earliest known portrait of Franklin. On either side of it are paintings of Sir George Downing and of Robert Bacon, Fellow of Harvard University from 1912 to 1917.
In the Tutors' Common Room is a Gilbert Stuart portrait of Buckminster, the Unitarian minister, and one of Samuel Cooper Thatcher by Gilbert Sturt Newton. The Students' Common Room has an enlarged photograph of the crew of 1858. It is a six-oared shell with President Eliot at No. 4.
The large portrait of President Eliot in the dining hall is by Sargent and was formerly in the Fogg Museum.