1865 Abraham Lincoln Assassination Stereoview photograph of Presidential Balcony Box at Ford's Theatre where John Wilkes Booth committed the murder. Photo taken 2 days after the assassination with the Box remaining exactly as it appeared after Booth's leap to the stage below. The assassin's spur caught either the picture of George Washington seen between the two boxes or the American Flag that was draped as bunting below the opening of the Presidential Box (note torn piece of flag).
"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." -- George Washington
Lithograph of Martha and George Washington. The President and First Lady are pictured seated in their Mount Vernon Estate. Mr. Washington is shown with a book in his hand, and Martha is knitting. The two grandchildren are pictured in the background.
Washington Monument as it stood for 25 years, 1860. George did NOT want any monument erected for him; he chose to be buried on his home estate. He considered monuments to be objects of conceit and arrogance. In 1833, the 100th anniversary of Washington's birth, a group of concerned citizens formed the Washington National Monument Society. This started a process in 1888. (A 25-year gap in this picture and the "color band" we see to this day.) Photograph by Mathew Brady.
Presidents Day Math Center: George Washington Place Value 100 Chart Puzzle
On February 13, 1863, the Lincolns hosted a reception for the newly married Charles Stratton and Livinia Warren, a.k.a., General and Mrs. Tom Thumb. Robert Todd Lincoln refused to attend. But Tad told Mary, "If you were a little woman like Mrs. Stratton you would look just liker her."
George Washington Carver. It is rare to find a man of this caliber. A man who would decline an invitation to work for a salary of more than 100,000 a year (almost a million today) to continue his research on behalf of his countrymen. As an agricultural chemist, Carver discovered three hundred uses for peanuts and hundreds more uses for soybeans, pecans and sweet potatoes. Among the listed items that he suggested to southern farmers to help them economically were his recipes and improvements…