George Washington's portrait is one of the most recognizable images to date-- we have Gilbert Stuart to thank for that! Stuart's 18th century portraits of Washington established accurate and recognizable depictions of the nation's first president. This week's blog post highlights the portrait types that Stuart created of Washington and the stories behind them.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright’s hard work finally paid off in 1903 when they officially flew the first powered and controlled airplane the world had ever seen. Here, we take a look at the airline industry through the ages, from early records of Wright experiments, to later airline advertisements that now evoke a sense of nostalgia.
The California Gold Rush (1848-1855) began on January 24, 1848 when a small gold nugget was uncovered in the earth of Sutter’s Mill, California. Over 300,000 people across the world traveled to California in the seven years of the Gold Rush, bringing with them a myriad of cultures and traditions. Nevertheless, their goal was the same; to leave with full pockets and success after a bit of good luck.
Helen Keller was left deaf and blind after a childhood illness, which meant that normal means of communication were a severe challenge. Nevertheless, her determination and commitment to education allowed her to learn to read, write, and communicate with the world that surrounded her.