George Washington's Inauguration

George Washington's Inauguration

May 01, 2019

230 years ago, on April 30th of 1789, George Washington was inaugurated as the first president of the United States. Washington was administered the oath of office on the balcony of Federal Hall at the corner of Wall and Broad Streets in New York City. After taking his oath, Washington gave his first inaugural address, in which he was profoundly humble and modest, accentuating the fact that he was "summoned by my Country." We discuss the events that led up to his inauguration and the kickoff of his presidency in this week’s blog.

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Over Two Centuries of the Library of Congress

Over Two Centuries of the Library of Congress

April 24, 2019

The Library of Congress was established in Washington, D.C. on this day, April 24th, in the year 1800! The Library of Congress is America's oldest federal cultural institution and the world's largest library. Nowadays, the Library of Congress is spread across three buildings and even features museum exhibits. Many works have been digitized, and the library is more accessible than ever!

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"I Want YOU!" -  James Montgomery Flagg

"I Want YOU!" - James Montgomery Flagg

April 16, 2019

James Montgomery Flagg (1877-1960) was one of the most prominent poster artists during the first half of the 20th century. His unique and influential art captured the hearts of Americans and encouraged people to rally behind a similar cause. His images are timeless. We delve into his artwork and story here on this week’s blog.

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Five New Additions You'll Want for Spring

Five New Additions You'll Want for Spring

April 10, 2019

Spring has sprung! Spring is the perfect time for sports, sipping cocktails, and enjoying the outdoors! It's also a great time for a little retail therapy, and we are here to help. Here we highlight five new additions that are perfect for spring. From accessories to drink ware, you won't want to miss out on these unique finds. These items fit perfectly into your springtime lifestyle!

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Understanding the Value of Facsimile Documents

Understanding the Value of Facsimile Documents

April 03, 2019

We offer a variety of engraved documents that are facsimile copies of the originals. We often get asked, “If it is a facsimile, then why is it valuable?” This question comes up a lot, and we are here to answer it! Read more in this week’s blog, which explains the importance and value in facsimile copies of famous documents.

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Pennant Flags

Pennant Flags

March 27, 2019

A pennant is a versatile flag that can be transformed to relay different meanings and messages. The pennant was one of the principal varieties of flags carried during the Middle Ages. Pennants can be embellished with crests, mottos, heraldic designs, and detailed slogans. There are many different types of pennants, and all vary in shape, coloring, material, and purpose, making them interesting and unique pieces of Americana.

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Unique Barware You Need at Home

Unique Barware You Need at Home

March 20, 2019

Kick off your spring season with unique, American-made glassware. We highlight unique pieces of Jan Barboglio’s collection. Everything, from decanters to shot glasses, is hand-crafted and unique. Browse inventory here.

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Unique Autograph Collages

Unique Autograph Collages

March 13, 2019

Did you know that we at The Great Republic create our own custom collages to highlight unique pieces of Americana? We take original artifacts and transform them into collages, which highlight their value and authenticity. A custom collage takes time and work to produce, but the final result is stunning. Read more to learn about this interesting process and see what makes our pieces truly unique.

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Apollo 11: American Space Pioneers

Apollo 11: American Space Pioneers

March 06, 2019

The 1960's in the United States were an influential time for space exploration. The Space Race against the Soviet Union encouraged dynamic and monumental space advancements. The Apollo 11 expedition was the world's first successful landing of a man on the moon, which lives on in infamy. Read more and browse space material here.

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After Remington: Bronze Sculptures Inspired by the Wild West

After Remington: Bronze Sculptures Inspired by the Wild West

February 27, 2019

Frederic Sackrider Remington was an American painter, illustrator, sculptor, and writer who specialized in depictions of the American Old West. He specifically concentrated his works on scenes from the last quarter of the 19th century in the Western U.S., featuring American Indians, cowboys, the U.S. Calvary, and other symbols of Western culture. His art provides a glimpse at western art and culture with a dynamic twist.

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Black History Month

Black History Month

February 13, 2019

Every February we celebrate African-American history and culture with Black History Month. Read about the origins of the tradition and browse Black History Month collection pieces on this week's blog.

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The Bellamy Eagle

The Bellamy Eagle

January 23, 2019

John Haley Bellamy’s iconic style of carving eagles became so well known that they soon were labeled the “Bellamy Eagle.” They were highly prized for their quality and attention to detail. Bellamy’s eagles were intricately carved in a stylistic manner, to show each individual feather and crease. Even after the height of his career, the Bellamy style continued to be carved as a popular way to depict eagle decor.

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