In honor of President’s Day and George Washington’s birthday, we’re featuring the Pictorial life of George Washington. Although published in 1848, it’s available today in its entirety in our Digital Library. This illustrated biography traces Washington’s life from birth through his first years as president. The engravings depict many of Washington’s heroic moments in battle, in addition to his early childhood and family life.
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In honor of George Washington’s Birthday and President’s Day, we’d like to highlight this charming little history of our Nation’s Capital, which pays special attention to the White House.
As noted by Smithsonian namesake James Smithson in his personal copy of Travels through the states of North America: and the provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, during the years more »
James Boyd Davies. The practical naturalist's guide: containing instructions for collecting, preparing and preserving specimens in arsenic all departments of zoology, intended for the use of students, amateurs and travellers, more »
I wonder if our nation's first president ever witnessed as snowy a winter—in Washington, D.C., the capital city that bears his name—as we have this winter, the capital he helped more »
Bobrick, Benson. Master of War: The Life of General George H. Thomas. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2009. Although during his time he was considered by some to be the more »