This is Mount Vernon, George Washington’s home. I used to work here as a 3rd-person interpreter and an archaeological gopher. I’m very fond of it and I’m here to put in a shameless plug.
The estate is in need of a lot of repair and conservation work, particularly the large dining room (second image). It has been entered in Partners for Preservation. You can help out by voting for Mount Vernon at https://www.preservedmv.com/.
Iconic Presidential Photos
The Presidential Libraries are now on Pinterest. You’ll find some of the most requested images from the holdings of all 13 Presidential Libraries.
We’re pinning the historic moments, meetings with world leaders, Air Force One, First Ladies, and much more. You’ll find a fair share of White House pet pics too.
Take a look and let us know what else you would like to see!
Photos: Lyndon B. Johnson gives Senator Richard Russell the “Johnson Treatment.” 11/7/63.
General Dwight D. Eisenhower Meeting the Troops Prior to the Normandy Invasion. 6/5/44.
The Big Three — Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin at the Yalta Conference. 2/9/45.
John F. Kennedy points to a reporter at a news conference. 11/20/62.
Gerald R. Ford in the Oval Office. 3/25/75
Panorama of the inauguration of President Herbert Hoover and Vice President Charles Curtis, Washington, D.C., March 4, 1929.
From the Library of Congress
Day 50: May 11
FDR’s Campaign Hat
Roosevelt wore distinctive felt hats like this one during his four presidential campaigns. He used this “lucky” gray felt campaign hat in all four campaigns.
The illustration is by Udo J. Keppler, son of renowned satirical cartoonist Joseph Ferdinand Keppler. Udo was cartoonist and editor for Puck Magazine, co-founded by his father. The work originally appeared as a centerfold in Puck on July 24, 1912.