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41 Historic Photos That Are So Rare, You Might Have Missed Them

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Gutting of the White house during Truman administration. The exterior walls rest on new concrete underpinnings which allow earth-moving equipment to dig a new basement.

William Wallace Lincoln, 11-year-old son of Abraham and Mary, died at the White House on February 20, 1862. He apparently died of Typhus, contracted by contaminated water. Elizabeth Keckly, the former slave who designed Mrs. Lincoln's beautiful wardrobe, washed and dressed him. When the President gazed at him, he mourned, "My poor boy, he was too good for this earth. God has called him home..."

West German girls chat with their grandparents in East Germany, separated from them by an early version of the Berlin Wall.


Chowan Beach: Remembering an African American Resort (Paperback)

In 1928, Eli Reid purchased 400 acres of picturesque property on the banks of the Chowan River in Hertford County, North Carolina. Soon after he acquired the land, Reid began turning the area into a S

June 2, 1886 U.S. President Grover Cleveland, 49, marries Frances Folsom, the youngest First Lady to this day at age 21, in the White House’s “Blue Room”, becoming the only president to wed in the executive mansion. President Cleveland worked as usual on his wedding day.