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Presidents of the United States

Artist:
Nathaniel Currier, 27 Mar 1813 - 20 Nov 1888
Sitter:
George Washington, 22 Feb 1732 - 14 Dec 1799
John Adams, 30 Oct 1735 - 4 Jul 1826
Thomas Jefferson, 13 Apr 1743 - 4 Jul 1826
James Madison, 16 Mar 1751 - 28 Jun 1836
James Monroe, 28 Apr 1758 - 4 Jul 1831
John Quincy Adams, 11 Jul 1767 - 23 Feb 1848
Andrew Jackson, 15 Mar 1767 - 8 Jun 1845
Martin Van Buren, 5 Dec 1782 - 24 Jul 1862
William Henry Harrison, 9 Feb 1773 - 4 Apr 1841
John Tyler, 29 Mar 1790 - 18 Jan 1862
James Knox Polk, 2 Nov 1795 - 15 Jun 1849
Medium:
Color lithograph on paper
Type:
Print
Date:
1844
Topic:
Interior
Architecture\Column
Symbols & Motifs\Flag\National\United States
Symbols & Motifs\Star
Symbols & Motifs\Flag\Banner
George Washington: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Revolution
George Washington: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial Statesman
George Washington: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Farmer
George Washington: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\General
George Washington: Politics and Government\President of US
George Washington: Science and Technology\Engineer\Surveyor
George Washington: Congressional Gold Medal
Andrew Jackson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Andrew Jackson: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\General
Andrew Jackson: Politics and Government\US Senator\Tennessee
Andrew Jackson: Politics and Government\President of US
Andrew Jackson: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Tennessee
Andrew Jackson: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\State Supreme Court Justice\Tennessee
Andrew Jackson: Politics and Government\Governor\Florida
Andrew Jackson: Congressional Gold Medal
James Madison: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
James Madison: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Virginia
James Madison: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental
James Madison: Politics and Government\President of US
James Madison: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State
James Madison: Literature\Writer\Essayist
James Madison: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Virginia
James Madison: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution
James Knox Polk: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
James Knox Polk: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Speaker of the House
James Knox Polk: Politics and Government\Governor\Tennessee
James Knox Polk: Politics and Government\President of US
James Knox Polk: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Tennessee
James Knox Polk: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Tennessee
John Adams: Literature\Writer
John Adams: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental
John Adams: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial Statesman\Signer of Declaration
John Adams: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US
John Adams: Politics and Government\Diplomat
John Adams: Politics and Government\President of US
John Adams: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Massachusetts
John Quincy Adams: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Massachusetts
John Quincy Adams: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Ambassador
John Quincy Adams: Politics and Government\President of US
John Quincy Adams: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State
John Quincy Adams: Politics and Government\US Senator\Massachusetts
John Quincy Adams: Politics and Government\Son of US President
Martin Van Buren: Politics and Government\US Senator\New York
Martin Van Buren: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Martin Van Buren: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US
Martin Van Buren: Politics and Government\Governor\New York
Martin Van Buren: Politics and Government\President of US
Martin Van Buren: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State
Martin Van Buren: Politics and Government\State Senator\New York
Martin Van Buren: Politics and Government\State Attorney General\New York
William Henry Harrison: Politics and Government\Diplomat
William Henry Harrison: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\General
William Henry Harrison: Politics and Government\President of US
William Henry Harrison: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Ohio
William Henry Harrison: Politics and Government\US Senator\Ohio
William Henry Harrison: Politics and Government\Governor\Indiana
William Henry Harrison: Congressional Gold Medal
James Monroe: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
James Monroe: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Virginia
James Monroe: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Revolution
James Monroe: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental
James Monroe: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of War
James Monroe: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Captain
James Monroe: Politics and Government\President of US
James Monroe: Education\Administrator\University\Trustee
James Monroe: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State
James Monroe: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister
James Monroe: Politics and Government\Governor\Virginia
John Tyler: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
John Tyler: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US
John Tyler: Politics and Government\President of US
John Tyler: Education\Administrator\University\Chancellor
John Tyler: Politics and Government\US Senator\Virginia
John Tyler: Politics and Government\State Legislator\West Virginia
John Tyler: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Virginia
John Tyler: Politics and Government\Governor\Virginia
Thomas Jefferson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial Statesman\Signer of Declaration
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US
Thomas Jefferson: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Farmer
Thomas Jefferson: Visual Arts\Architect
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\President of US
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister
Thomas Jefferson: Science and Technology\Inventor
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Virginia
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Governor\Virginia
Thomas Jefferson: Education\Founder\University
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Dr. Fred W. Hicks, III
Object number:
NPG.92.10
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
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The Presidents of the United States

Artist:
John William Casilear, 1811 - 1893
Copy after:
Robert Walter Weir, 1803 - 1889
Sitter:
George Washington, 22 Feb 1732 - 14 Dec 1799
John Adams, 30 Oct 1735 - 4 Jul 1826
Thomas Jefferson, 13 Apr 1743 - 4 Jul 1826
James Monroe, 28 Apr 1758 - 4 Jul 1831
James Madison, 16 Mar 1751 - 28 Jun 1836
John Quincy Adams, 11 Jul 1767 - 23 Feb 1848
Andrew Jackson, 15 Mar 1767 - 8 Jun 1845
Medium:
Engraving on paper
Type:
Print
Date:
1834
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table
Weapon\Spear
Container\Urn
Symbols & Motifs\Flag
Equipment\Drafting & Writing Implements\Writing implement\Pen\Quill
Artwork\Painting\Portrait
Symbols & Motifs\Star
Nature & Environment\Animal\Bird\Eagle
Symbols & Motifs\Emblem\Escutcheon
Artwork\Painting\Portrait\George Washington
George Washington: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Revolution
George Washington: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial Statesman
George Washington: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Farmer
George Washington: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\General
George Washington: Politics and Government\President of US
George Washington: Science and Technology\Engineer\Surveyor
George Washington: Congressional Gold Medal
Andrew Jackson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Andrew Jackson: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\General
Andrew Jackson: Politics and Government\US Senator\Tennessee
Andrew Jackson: Politics and Government\President of US
Andrew Jackson: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Tennessee
Andrew Jackson: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\State Supreme Court Justice\Tennessee
Andrew Jackson: Politics and Government\Governor\Florida
Andrew Jackson: Congressional Gold Medal
James Madison: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
James Madison: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Virginia
James Madison: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental
James Madison: Politics and Government\President of US
James Madison: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State
James Madison: Literature\Writer\Essayist
James Madison: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Virginia
James Madison: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution
John Adams: Literature\Writer
John Adams: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental
John Adams: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial Statesman\Signer of Declaration
John Adams: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US
John Adams: Politics and Government\Diplomat
John Adams: Politics and Government\President of US
John Adams: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Massachusetts
John Quincy Adams: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Massachusetts
John Quincy Adams: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Ambassador
John Quincy Adams: Politics and Government\President of US
John Quincy Adams: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State
John Quincy Adams: Politics and Government\US Senator\Massachusetts
John Quincy Adams: Politics and Government\Son of US President
James Monroe: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
James Monroe: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Virginia
James Monroe: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Revolution
James Monroe: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental
James Monroe: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of War
James Monroe: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Captain
James Monroe: Politics and Government\President of US
James Monroe: Education\Administrator\University\Trustee
James Monroe: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State
James Monroe: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister
James Monroe: Politics and Government\Governor\Virginia
Thomas Jefferson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial Statesman\Signer of Declaration
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US
Thomas Jefferson: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Farmer
Thomas Jefferson: Visual Arts\Architect
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\President of US
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister
Thomas Jefferson: Science and Technology\Inventor
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Virginia
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Governor\Virginia
Thomas Jefferson: Education\Founder\University
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
S/NPG.76.62
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
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United States, 20 Dollars, 1907

Obverse designer:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus
Mint:
U.S. Mint, Philadelphia
Physical Description:
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements:
overall: wt. 33.450 g
Object Name:
coin
Place of issue:
United States
Date made:
1907
Subject:
Coins, Currency and Medals
Legendary Coins
Coins
Numismatics
United States Double Eagle
Publication title:
Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms
Publication URL:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/coins/glossary.cfm
Credit Line:
Transfer: US Mint
ID Number:
1985.0441.1266
Catalog number:
1985.0441.1266
Accession number:
1985.0441
Description:
In 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt asked sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens to lead an effort to redesign American coinage. Saint-Gaudens developed a design for what many consider the most beautiful American coin ever conceived. Unfortunately, the coin required multiple strikes to produce, even when its ultra-high relief design was reduced to a lower relief.
Deciding how to modify the coin so it could be produced in large quantities with a single strike in a high speed press was left to the Mint's Chief Engraver, Charles E. Barber. In effect, he told President Roosevelt to make a choice. He could have artistry in small quantities or mediocrity in large amounts.
If he chose the first, Americans would have beautiful money that few would ever see. If he opted for the second, Americans would have as much money as they needed, even though it might be merely pretty rather than beautiful. Roosevelt likely felt he had little choice: the purpose of coinage is commercial first, anything else second. And so one can imagine him being upset, but accepting low relief to facilitate an increase in production.
The first of the redesigned coins was struck in December 1907. It was easily distinguished from earlier versions: not only was there a radical difference in the coins' relief, but even the date had been altered. Saint-Gaudens's ultra high relief and Hering's high relief coins bore the date in Roman numerals (MCMVII). Barber's version featured Arabic numerals (1907). Thus amended, the new double eagles would continue to be struck through the beginning of 1933.
Location:
Currently not on view
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Political History: National Numismatic Collection
Legendary Coins
Coins
Numismatics
United States Double Eagle
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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United States, 20 Dollars, 1907 (Ultra High Relief Pattern)

Mint:
U.S. Mint, Philadelphia
Maker:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus
Physical Description:
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements:
overall: .4 cm x 3.4 cm; 5/32 in x 1 11/32 in
Object Name:
coin
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1907
Subject:
Coins, Currency and Medals
United States Double Eagle
Publication title:
Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms
Publication URL:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/coins/glossary.cfm
Credit Line:
Estate of Josiah K. Lilly
ID Number:
NU*283645.1028
Catalog number:
283645.1028
Accession number:
283645
Description:
In 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt asked sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens to redesign American coinage. As Saint-Gaudens began work on the project, there was never any possibility that he would restrict himself to well-traveled artistic paths. Playing it safe was against his nature and that of the president for whom he toiled.
As a result of Saint-Gaudens's vision and Roosevelt's persistence, Americans got their most beautiful double eagle, one of the most artistic pieces of money ever struck. Instead of a head or a static, seated goddess, Saint-Gaudens's Lady Liberty strides towards us, the dawn at her back. She represents the morning of the Republic, full of possibilities and hope.
She bears a torch in her right hand, an olive branch in her left: offerings of freedom and peace. The law said that Saint-Gaudens had to use an eagle for his reverse design, and so he did. But what an eagle! Nothing like it had ever been seen before. The naturalistic bird, in such high relief that it threatens to soar out of the circular space that seeks to enclose it, is all movement and grace.
Saint-Gaudens and his patron surely knew that this coin was impossible to make in mass quantities. The high relief came at a high price: it took nine blows from the hydraulic coining press to strike each one. Charles E. Barber, the Mint's chief engraver, strenuously objected out of jealousy, but he had a point.
This is no way to make money for mass circulation. But to Roosevelt and Saint-Gaudens, the chief engraver and other critics lacked vision. This ultra-high relief double eagle was intended to show what artistry and technology could do when afforded the chance. Fewer than two dozen of the ultra-high relief coins were minted, in February and March of 1907.
Location:
Currently not on view
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Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
United States Double Eagle
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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United States, 20 Dollars, 1908 (Matte Proof)

Mint:
U.S. Mint, Philadelphia
Maker:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus
Physical Description:
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements:
overall: wt. 33.449 g
Object Name:
coin
Place of issue:
United States
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
1908
Subject:
Coins, Currency and Medals
Legendary Coins
Coins
Numismatics
United States Double Eagle
Publication title:
Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms
Publication URL:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/coins/glossary.cfm
Credit Line:
Transfer: US Mint
ID Number:
1985.0441.1285
Catalog number:
1985.0441.1285
Accession number:
1985.0441
Description:
In 1905 President Theodore Roosevelt asked sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens to lead an effort to redesign American coinage. Saint-Gaudens developed a design that many consider the most beautiful American coin ever conceived. The Mint's Chief Engraver, Charles E. Barber, opposed the project, but ultimately developed a low-relief version of the Saint-Gaudens design that became the standard American $20 coin.
Barber was not averse to experimentation. He simply believed it had to be kept within fairly close bounds, and under the Mint's control. It would also help if there was profit involved. Instead of experimenting with relief, Barber tried modifying the finish of the Saint-Gaudens coin design. In one test, a "Roman Gold" finish was devised, imparting a glowing, golden surface to coins that would otherwise have a slight reddish sheen about them, from the copper added to the mixture to make the coins wear better.
No records of how this special finish was applied have survived; but a good guess would be that a light layer of pure gold dust was applied to both surfaces of the coin blank before striking. The force of the press would bond the dust to the blank as the blank was coined. In another test that yielded the coin shown here, Barber developed a "Matte" finish. In this case, the coin was likely struck first (more than once, in order to fully bring up what relief there was), and then "pickled," or etched in dilute acid.
The result was a coin of a vaguely medallic appearance, without all the work entailed in multiple striking. In addition to testing a concept, this experiment was directed at producing a few specialized coins that could be sold to collectors at inflated prices.
Location:
Currently not on view
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Political History: National Numismatic Collection
Legendary Coins
Coins
Numismatics
United States Double Eagle
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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President Lincoln's Bust

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865
Arts and Industries Building
United States President (1861-1865 : Lincoln)
Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Bust; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Exhibit
Photographic print
Place:
United States
Date:
1959
Topic:
Busts
Exhibitions
Statues
Art works
Presidents--Biography--Exhibitions
Standard number:
SIA2009-0439
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Original negative # 46625-B
Summary:
On the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's birthday, a special exhibit in the Arts and Industries Building was set up. The bust of Abraham Lincoln sits on a pedastal that was used in the exhibit. Photos of Lincoln's head can be seen to the right of the bust
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 285, Box 18, Folder 3
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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The Environment President

George Bush
Artist:
Patrick Oliphant, born 1935
Sitter:
George Herbert Walker Bush, born 12 Jun 1924
Medium:
India ink over pencil with opaque white
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1989
Topic:
Exterior
Cartoon\Political
George Herbert Walker Bush: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US
George Herbert Walker Bush: Politics and Government\President of US
George Herbert Walker Bush: Military and Intelligence\CIA Director
George Herbert Walker Bush: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Texas
George Herbert Walker Bush: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Ambassador\United Nations
George Herbert Walker Bush: Military and Intelligence\Officer
George Herbert Walker Bush: Business and Industry\Business Executive\Oil
George Herbert Walker Bush: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Susan Corn Conway, in honor of Alan Fern, on behalf of Patrick Oliphant
Object number:
NPG.2002.112
Rights:
© Pat Oliphant
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
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National Portrait Gallery
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The First Seven Presidents of the United States

Medium:
Medium: cotton Technique: roller printed on plain weave
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
short lengths
Object Name:
short lengths
Made in:
England
Date:
ca. 1830
Credit Line:
Bequest of Elinor Merrell
Accession Number:
1995-50-270-a,b
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
The first seven American Presidents, the dates of their terms, the American eagle and the frigate Constitution. Andrew Jackson prominently in the center. In blue on white.
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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President Lincoln's Suit

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865
United States President (1861-1865 : Lincoln)
Arts and Industries Building
Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exhibit
Place:
United States
Date:
1959
Topic:
Chairs
Mannequins (figures)
Clothing and dress
Books
Exhibitions
Inkwells
Hats
Presidents--Biography--Exhibitions
Standard number:
SIA2009-0440
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Exhibit in the Arts and Industries Building in 1959 celebrated the 150th anniversary of the birth of President Abraham Lincoln. A mannequin wears President Lincoln's suit. The mannequin of Lincoln has his left hand resting on a chair and his top hat is on the seat of the chair. A cabinet to his right holds some books and an inkwell sits on top
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 285, Box 18, Folder 3
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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The President at his desk, Executive Office. Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States. [Active no. 11252 : non-stereo interpositive.]

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood
Subject:
Wilson, Woodrow 1856-1924
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glass
1 item, 4" x 5"
Type:
Portraits
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
White House (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1910
1900-1910
Topic:
Offices
Presidents
Men
Local number:
RSN 27838
Notes:
Currently stored in box 3.2.58 [91]
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection 1895-1921
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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itinerary autographed by those on President Benjamin Harrison's Western tour of the United States to the Pacific Coast

Subject:
Burr, George Elbert
Harrison, Benjamin
Physical description:
Pamphlet : 6 p.
Type:
Printed/Published Materials
Date:
1891 Apr. 14 through May 16
Topic:
Presidents
Travel
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)562
Summary:
George Elbert Burr's itinerary of President Benjamin Harrison's Western tour of the United States to the Pacific Coast signed by those present.
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George Elbert Burr papers, 1885-1972
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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President Benjamin Harrison's ship arriving in Seattle during his Western tour of the United States

Photographer:
Burr, George Elbert, 1859-1939
Subject:
Burr, George Elbert
Harrison, Benjamin
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1891 Apr. 14 through May 16
Topic:
Presidents
Travel
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)564
Summary:
George Elbert Burr's photograph of President Benjamin Harrison's ship arriving in Seattle during his Western tour of the United States.
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George Elbert Burr papers, 1885-1972
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Archives of American Art
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President Benjamin Harrison in Salt Lake City, Utah during his Western tour of the United States

Photographer:
Burr, George Elbert, 1859-1939
Subject:
Burr, George Elbert
Harrison, Benjamin
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1891 Apr. 14 through May 16
Topic:
Presidents
Travel
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)566
Summary:
George Elbert Burr's photograph of President Benjamin Harrison in Salt Lake City, Utah during his Western tour of the United States.
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George Elbert Burr papers, 1885-1972
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Archives of American Art
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President Benjamin Harrison in Royal Gorge, Seattle, Wash. during his Western tour of the United States

Photographer:
Burr, George Elbert, 1859-1939
Subject:
Burr, George Elbert
Harrison, Benjamin
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 00 x 00 cm.
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1891 Apr. 14 through May 16
Topic:
Presidents
Railroad travel
Travel
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)565
Summary:
George Elbert Burr's photograph of President Benjamin Harrison's train arriving in Royal Gorge, Seattle, Wash. during his Western tour of the United States.
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George Elbert Burr papers, 1885-1972
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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United States Senate Chamber

Daniel Webster
Artist:
Thomas Doney, active mid 19th Century
Copy after:
James A. Whitehorne, 22 Aug 1803 - 31 Mar 1888
Victor Piard, active c. 1840 - c. 1870
Anthony, Clark & Company, active 1838 - c. 1847
Sitter:
Daniel Webster, 18 Jan 1782 - 24 Oct 1852
Unidentified Group
Medium:
Mezzotint and etching on paper
Type:
Print
Date:
1846
Topic:
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Headgear\Hat
Printed Material\Document
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair\Armchair
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Desk
Nature & Environment\Animal\Bird\Eagle
Interior\Legislative chamber
Daniel Webster: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Daniel Webster: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Massachusetts
Daniel Webster: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State
Daniel Webster: Politics and Government\US Senator\Massachusetts
Daniel Webster: Politics and Government\US Congressman\New Hampshire
Daniel Webster: Education\Orator
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.75.79
Exhibition Label:
On August 10, 1846, the United States Senate passed a bill to establish the Smithsonian Institution, which coincidentally occurred at the time this mezzotint was being offered for sale at ten dollars a copy. Nearly four years in the making, the picture was a composite of daguerreotypes taken during the past three sessions of Congress especially for this mezzotint. Individuals included prominent senators Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, and John C. Calhoun, and former president John Quincy Adams, who was representing his Massachusetts district in the House of Representatives. Adams was an enthusiastic proponent for establishing the Smithsonian Institution, while Calhoun voted against the bill.
The year 1846 also marked the start of America's war with Mexico. Territory acquired from the vanquished Mexicans would ultimately fuel acrimonious debate about the most polarizing issue of that era-the extension of slavery into new territories.
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
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National Portrait Gallery
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Portfolio of Eight Presidents

Martin Van Buren
Artist:
Nathaniel Currier, 27 Mar 1813 - 20 Nov 1888
Sitter:
Martin Van Buren, 5 Dec 1782 - 24 Jul 1862
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Type:
Print
Date:
1840
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair
Printed Material\Book
Printed Material\Book
Printed Material\Papers
Home Furnishings\Drape
Equipment\Drafting & Writing Implements\Writing implement\Pen\Quill
Martin Van Buren: Politics and Government\US Senator\New York
Martin Van Buren: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Martin Van Buren: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US
Martin Van Buren: Politics and Government\Governor\New York
Martin Van Buren: Politics and Government\President of US
Martin Van Buren: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State
Martin Van Buren: Politics and Government\State Senator\New York
Martin Van Buren: Politics and Government\State Attorney General\New York
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.84.221.8
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
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President Lincoln's Funeral

Artist:
Unidentified Artist
Sitter:
Abraham Lincoln, 12 Feb 1809 - 15 Apr 1865
Medium:
Wood engraving on paper
Type:
Print
Date:
1865
Topic:
Artwork\Sculpture
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache
Home Furnishings\Lighting Devices\Chandelier
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard
Human Figures\Soldier
Architecture\Stairs
Architecture\Bannister
Illustration
Human Figures\Crowd
Abraham Lincoln: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Abraham Lincoln: Military and Intelligence\Soldier
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\President of US
Abraham Lincoln: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Environmentalist
Abraham Lincoln: Business and Industry\Merchant
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Illinois
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\Government Official\Surveyor
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\State Senator\Illinois
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\Government Official\Postmaster
Abraham Lincoln: Crafts and Trades\Boat builder
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.83.242
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Portfolio of Eight Presidents

John Quincy Adams
Artist:
Nathaniel Currier, 27 Mar 1813 - 20 Nov 1888
Sitter:
John Quincy Adams, 11 Jul 1767 - 23 Feb 1848
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Type:
Print
Date:
1840
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair
Printed Material\Book
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table
Printed Material\Papers
Home Furnishings\Drape
Architecture\Column
John Quincy Adams: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Massachusetts
John Quincy Adams: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Ambassador
John Quincy Adams: Politics and Government\President of US
John Quincy Adams: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State
John Quincy Adams: Politics and Government\US Senator\Massachusetts
John Quincy Adams: Politics and Government\Son of US President
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.84.221.6
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Portrait of President Theodore Roosevelt

Artist:
Gari Melchers, 1860-1932
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Painting
Origin:
United States
Date:
1908
Topic:
portrait
United States
president
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1908.17a
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People's Choice Twelfth President

Artist:
Nathaniel Currier, 27 Mar 1813 - 20 Nov 1888
Sitter:
George Washington, 22 Feb 1732 - 14 Dec 1799
Thomas Jefferson, 13 Apr 1743 - 4 Jul 1826
James Monroe, 28 Apr 1758 - 4 Jul 1831
Andrew Jackson, 15 Mar 1767 - 8 Jun 1845
William Henry Harrison, 9 Feb 1773 - 4 Apr 1841
James Knox Polk, 2 Nov 1795 - 15 Jun 1849
John Tyler, 29 Mar 1790 - 18 Jan 1862
Martin Van Buren, 5 Dec 1782 - 24 Jul 1862
John Quincy Adams, 11 Jul 1767 - 23 Feb 1848
James Madison, 16 Mar 1751 - 28 Jun 1836
John Adams, 30 Oct 1735 - 4 Jul 1826
Zachary Taylor, 24 Nov 1784 - 9 Jul 1850
Medium:
Hand-colored lithograph on paper
Type:
Print
Date:
1848
Topic:
George Washington: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Revolution
George Washington: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial Statesman
George Washington: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Farmer
George Washington: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\General
George Washington: Politics and Government\President of US
George Washington: Science and Technology\Engineer\Surveyor
George Washington: Congressional Gold Medal
Andrew Jackson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Andrew Jackson: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\General
Andrew Jackson: Politics and Government\US Senator\Tennessee
Andrew Jackson: Politics and Government\President of US
Andrew Jackson: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Tennessee
Andrew Jackson: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\State Supreme Court Justice\Tennessee
Andrew Jackson: Politics and Government\Governor\Florida
Andrew Jackson: Congressional Gold Medal
James Madison: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
James Madison: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Virginia
James Madison: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental
James Madison: Politics and Government\President of US
James Madison: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State
James Madison: Literature\Writer\Essayist
James Madison: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Virginia
James Madison: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution
James Knox Polk: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
James Knox Polk: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Speaker of the House
James Knox Polk: Politics and Government\Governor\Tennessee
James Knox Polk: Politics and Government\President of US
James Knox Polk: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Tennessee
James Knox Polk: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Tennessee
John Adams: Literature\Writer
John Adams: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental
John Adams: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial Statesman\Signer of Declaration
John Adams: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US
John Adams: Politics and Government\Diplomat
John Adams: Politics and Government\President of US
John Adams: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Massachusetts
John Quincy Adams: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Massachusetts
John Quincy Adams: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Ambassador
John Quincy Adams: Politics and Government\President of US
John Quincy Adams: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State
John Quincy Adams: Politics and Government\US Senator\Massachusetts
John Quincy Adams: Politics and Government\Son of US President
Martin Van Buren: Politics and Government\US Senator\New York
Martin Van Buren: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Martin Van Buren: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US
Martin Van Buren: Politics and Government\Governor\New York
Martin Van Buren: Politics and Government\President of US
Martin Van Buren: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State
Martin Van Buren: Politics and Government\State Senator\New York
Martin Van Buren: Politics and Government\State Attorney General\New York
William Henry Harrison: Politics and Government\Diplomat
William Henry Harrison: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\General
William Henry Harrison: Politics and Government\President of US
William Henry Harrison: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Ohio
William Henry Harrison: Politics and Government\US Senator\Ohio
William Henry Harrison: Politics and Government\Governor\Indiana
William Henry Harrison: Congressional Gold Medal
James Monroe: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
James Monroe: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Virginia
James Monroe: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Revolution
James Monroe: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental
James Monroe: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of War
James Monroe: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Captain
James Monroe: Politics and Government\President of US
James Monroe: Education\Administrator\University\Trustee
James Monroe: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State
James Monroe: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister
James Monroe: Politics and Government\Governor\Virginia
John Tyler: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
John Tyler: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US
John Tyler: Politics and Government\President of US
John Tyler: Education\Administrator\University\Chancellor
John Tyler: Politics and Government\US Senator\Virginia
John Tyler: Politics and Government\State Legislator\West Virginia
John Tyler: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Virginia
John Tyler: Politics and Government\Governor\Virginia
Zachary Taylor: Politics and Government\President of US
Zachary Taylor: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\War of 1812
Zachary Taylor: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Mexican War
Zachary Taylor: Congressional Gold Medal
Thomas Jefferson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial Statesman\Signer of Declaration
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US
Thomas Jefferson: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Farmer
Thomas Jefferson: Visual Arts\Architect
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\President of US
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister
Thomas Jefferson: Science and Technology\Inventor
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Virginia
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Governor\Virginia
Thomas Jefferson: Education\Founder\University
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.84.3
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