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“the government of the people, by the people, and for the people”

John F. Jarvis, Washington Inaugurated first President of the U.S., ca. 1890 (2012.45.48) Washington Inaugurated first President of the U.S. New York, April 30th, 1789. The principles figures in the panel are portraits [of] John Adams, Vice President stood on … Continue reading

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Tolerance

Cornell Capa, [John F. Kennedy campaigning in Spokane, Washington], September 6, 1960 (106.2004) “Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one’s own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.” John F. Kennedy  

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Conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all people are created equal – Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln, now and forever

Geo. F. Nesbitt & Co., [Union Nominations, Campaign poster], 1864, Stefan Lorant Collection [Union Nominations, Campaign poster], 1864, Stefan Lorant Collection [“Fear Not Old Abe Is Ours,” Campaign Axe], 1860, Stefan Lorant Collection Mathew B. Brady, Abraham Lincoln, Washington D.C., … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Mathew Brady (1822-1896), [Abraham Lincoln], May 16, 1861, (2009.15.1) Thomas McAvoy (1905-1966), [Marian Anderson and her mother on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial after her Easter concert, Washington, DC], April 9, 1939, (1083.2005) Roman Vishniac (1897-1990), [Lincoln Memorial, Washington, … Continue reading

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Weegee does Lincoln

Weegee, Abe Lincoln, ca. 1965 Weegee devoted an incredible amount of time during the last twenty years of his life to making “distorted” photographs, many of which were caricatures. In fact his last major project was caricatures of the 1968 … Continue reading

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