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Long Island politicians meet their match in famous artwork

The Google Arts & Culture app has gone viral this month with a feature that lets users match their selfie to artwork in museums around the world.

The Editorial Board decided to have some fun and searched for matches for Long Island's elected officals. This is what we found.

This gallery originally appeared in The Point, the editorial board's daily newsletter about politics and policy. Click here to subscribe.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo

Google matched Cuomo with a portrait of Napolean

Google matched Cuomo with an 1982 portrait of Napolean III from the Museo Napoleonico in Rome.

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran

Google matched Curran with a portrait of Pvt.

Google matched Curran with a portrait of Pvt. Evelyn Corey, which lives in the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers. Correy lived in Yonkers and enlisted in the Women's Army Corps in 1944

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone

Google had 61 percent confidence that Bellone was

Google had 61 percent confidence that Bellone resembles President Ronald Regan, as captured by Everett Kinstler in a 1991 portrait at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.

State Sen. John J. Flanagan

Google perceived the State Senate majority leader as

Google perceived the State Senate majority leader as resembling Pelegrí Clavé, as depicted in this self portrait from the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya.

Assemb. Carl Heastie

Google matched Heastie with part of a mural

Google matched Heastie with part of a mural titled "All the Way Live from the 215" by artist Chris Stain. The mural was created in Philadelphia in 2015.

Sen. Chuck Schumer

Google matched Schumer with a portrait of Sen.

Google matched Schumer with a portrait of Sen. Orville Hickman Browning that from the U.S. Department of the Interior Museum. Browning was an attorney in Illinois and a Whig Republican politician who served as a senator and secretary of the interior in the 19th Century.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Google matched Kirsten Gillibrand with a portrait of

Google matched Kirsten Gillibrand with a portrait of Sgt. Lois Wilson, which lives in the Hudson River Museum. Wilson served in the Women's Army Corps and became a prominent Yonkers folk artist. Her portrait was part of a series created by Francis Vandeveer Kughler to honor the contribution of women to the effort to win World War II.

Rep. Lee Zeldin

Google matched Zeldin with a portrait of the

Google matched Zeldin with a portrait of the Painter Ramon Padró created by Antoni Caba in 1867. The painting is from the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. Padró was a 19th Century Spanish painter.

Rep. Peter King

Google matched King with a portrait of Kārlis

Google matched King with a portrait of Kārlis Zāle created by Ludolfs Liberts in 1934. The painting is from the Latvian National Museum of Art. Kārlis Zāle was a Latvian sculptor.

Rep. Tom Suozzi

Google matched Suozzi with a portrait of rancher,

Google matched Suozzi with a portrait of rancher, judge and California Supreme Court Associate Justice William Patrick Clark. Clark was one of President Ronald Reagan's most trusted confidants both as governor and as president. The painting is from the U.S. Department of the Interior Museum.

Rep. Kathleen Rice

Google matched Rice with a stencil called LizTaylor

Google matched Rice with a stencil called Liz Taylor by Andrae Michaelsson, also known as BToy. The work is part of the collection of Street Art 13 in France.

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