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A Brief History of the Oval Office through 100 Years of Decor

With all the hype about President Obama's newly decorated digs, the only patriotic thing to do is think about the zillions of changes the Oval Office has seen in the century or so of its existence. There seems to be no strong trend about whether Dems or Repubs enacted the heaviest decorating changes—FDR, Nixon, Ford, both Bushes and Clinton were among the biggest overhaulers. Click through the gallery above to see how, exactly, the seat of power has shifted.

· Oval Office History [White House Museum]