War and Crises 1914-1948 - Vol.1: The Road to Free Trade: Warren L. Hickman: Amazon.com. Volume 1 has an interesting account of how Roosevelt provided materials to British prior to USA entering the war.
Earliest photo of the White House (1846) The White House main building was burned by the British in 1814 during the War of 1812. Afterward, when the building was being restored, the smoke-stained gray stone walls were painted white. The name “White House,” however, was not used officially until President Theodore Roosevelt had it engraved on his stationery in 1901. Prior to that, the building was known variously as the “President's Palace,” the “President's House,” and the “Executive…
Beauchamp Tower, Tower of London. <<Throughout its long history the Beauchamp Tower has been used on and off to house high ranking prisoners. Its large size and close location to the Lieutenant's Lodgings, now the Queen's House, made the Beauchamp Tower perfect for housing important prisoners. Lady Jane Rochford, lady-in-waiting to Queen Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of King Henry VIII, was interogated in the Beauchamp Tower prior to the Queen's trial.>>
"I was born in 1943. The money used in our village was:- farthing, haypenny, penny, thrupenny bit, sixpence, shilling, two bob bit, half crown, ten bob note, pound note & five pound note." John Curd, English. +more!
. Carlton, left, and Kyle DeWoody trip away after presenting Princess Diana of Wales with a bouquet in New York on Feb. 2, 1989. The princess, on a two-day visit to New York City, watches the youngsters prior to a dinner at the Wintergarden. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm)
Suit (Frockcoat and breeches) c. 1760 silk. Mid-18th century men's suits were slimmer than the decades prior to them with a curved front opening, narrower sleeves and cuffs, and fitted breeches with a fall front closure. This suit is a fine example of a gentleman's day suit of the period in silhouette and textile. Not easy on the eye but definitely makes a statement
Underdrawing is a preliminary drawing that lies under the final painted or inked image. Prior to the eleventh century, underdrawing was often executed with a hard point, but thereafter a metal point was generally used. #ManuscriptMonday
Precious Moments. Mary Louise Gow (1851-1929). Gow received her training at Queen’s Square School of Art and the Heatherley School of Fine Art and often exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Academy, and the Royal Institute of Painters in Water-Colours, but later became known for her children’s books illustrations. Mary and her brother were associated with the Lawrence Alma-Tadema circle of artists. She married painter-illustrator Sydney Prior Hall. #EasyNip