Robert Taylor, Avaiation Artist

Robert Taylor, Avaiation Artist

July 28, 2021

Robert Taylor is the most widely collected aviation artist. His works capture the prowess of fighter pilots and aviation.

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Trumbull's "Declaration of Independence" Depiction

Trumbull's "Declaration of Independence" Depiction

July 21, 2021

Many reproductions have been produced of Trumbull’s original "Declaration of Independence" scene, in both engraved prints and paintings. These are highly collectable as attainable pieces of art that capture Trumbull’s famous scene.

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Eagles in American Art

Eagles in American Art

July 14, 2021

Depictions of eagles can be seen across American art. The national bird of the United States, the eagle has been used as a symbol of American freedom for centuries. Take a closer look at eagles in art in this week’s blog.

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"Blood Stripe" American Flags

"Blood Stripe" American Flags

July 06, 2021

One interesting interpretation of the flag was used during wartime, when flags were created with a canton resting on a red stripe, rather than a white stripe as it was normally seen. This is called a “blood stripe,” and it often denotes a time when America was at war.

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The Statue of Liberty's "Little Sister" to Join for Independence Day

The Statue of Liberty's "Little Sister" to Join for Independence Day

June 25, 2021

The Statue of Liberty will be joined by a little sister this year! It has been announced that France will send a smaller replica of the Statue of Liberty to the United States this year, just in time for the 4th of July.

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Young George Washington's Journal, Written 1754

Young George Washington's Journal, Written 1754

June 23, 2021

From October 31, 1753 to January 16, 1754, the young George Washington underwent a mission to the Ohio territory in order to deliver a letter to the French Commandant. Washington’s journal provides a valuable firsthand insight into the diplomatic policies, early indications of the French and Indian War (also called the Seven Years’ War), and gives the reader a wonderful example of Washington’s nascent military career.

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Our June Staff Picks!

Our June Staff Picks!

June 16, 2021

These are our top picks for the month of June!

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Father’s Day Favorites

Father’s Day Favorites

June 02, 2021

Need a gift for Dad? These top picks make the perfect gifts, even for someone who has it all.

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Washington’s Farewell after the Revolutionary War

Washington’s Farewell after the Revolutionary War

May 26, 2021

Following the end of the Revolutionary War, General George Washington was tired and ready  to begin a simple life back home with his wife Martha on their estate. On December 4, 1783, nine days after the last British soldiers left American soil, Washington invited the officers of the Continental Army to join him at Fraunces Tavern to bid them farewell. 

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How Inoculation Helped Win the War

How Inoculation Helped Win the War

May 19, 2021

Up until modern day, it was disease that killed thousands, not war. During the Revolutionary War, smallpox plagued North America. It was George Washington’s decision to inoculate his troops that helped win the war.

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Illustrations in Rare Books

Illustrations in Rare Books

May 12, 2021

Illustrations bring books to life. Authors employ famous illustrators to complement their work, and add life to the text. Take a look at these stunning rare books that were transformed by the use of illustrations. 

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Edward S. Curtis: Photographing Native Peoples

Edward S. Curtis: Photographing Native Peoples

May 04, 2021

Edward S. Curtis created one of the most enduring and iconic visual records in the history of the photographic medium. Read more about his life’s work and the impact his photographs had on the world.

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