JFK and Caroline wearing a JFK mask, 1962

A playful photo of JFK and his daughter Caroline having some fun with a President Kennedy Halloween mask (October

Abraham Lincoln's childhood home (Lincoln log cabin in Lincoln Museum) on display at the 1904 World's Fair.

Abraham Lincoln's childhood home (Lincoln log cabin in Lincoln Museum) on display at the 1904 World's Fair. I would add: The actual cabin was lost and did not get back to the Lincoln Log Cabin State Park. (Near Charleston, IL. The one there is a replica.

Alexander Gardner (American, 1821–1882). [President Abraham Lincoln, Major General John A. McClernand (right), and E. J. Allen (Allan Pinkerton, left), Chief of the Secret Service of the United States, at Secret Service Department, Headquarters Army of the Potomac, near Antietam, Maryland], October 4, 1862. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gilman Collection, Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation, 2005 (2005.100.1221)

President Abraham Lincoln with Allan Pinkerton (head of the US secret service) and Major General John A McClernand at the secret service department, headquarters of the army of the Potomac, near Antietam, Maryland on 4 October 1862

Flyer titled "Not at Home. 'Woman's Place is in the Home.' You were out today!" (1918) ©Missouri History Museum

An American flyer written to persuade anti-suffrage women why they needed the vote, by reminding them how electoral rights are tied to every part of life.

Confederate Cipher Reader Presented to Captain George C. Bain, Chief Signal Officer, CSA, by Captain William N. Barker, Confederate Signal Bureau (1865). This Confederate cipher reader was used to gather and transmit intelligence for the Confederate army. On each of its 15 pages are two ribbons of alphabetized tape, one fixed and one adjustable, which could be manipulated to decipher, and possibly encipher, coded messages. Missouri History Museum

Confederate Cipher Reader Presented to Captain George C.

A sketch of the Confederacy's most famous warship The Virginia is seen as the first steam-powered ironclad warship of the Confederate States Navy

Rare Civil War photographs and letters revealed at auction including complete 56 signatures of Declaration signers

Rare Civil War photographs and letters revealed at auction including complete 56 signatures of Declaration signers

September 13, 1814: during the failed attempt by the British to capture Baltimore in the War of 1812, Francis Scott Key composes "Defence of Fort McHenry," his poem that is later to become the national anthem.  "Defence of Fort McHenry," 1814, Library Broadside Collection, SY 1814 no.63, NYHS Image #80705d.

Francis Scott Key composes "Defence of Fort McHenry," his poem that is later to become the national anthem. "Defence of Fort McHenry," Library Broadside Collection, SY 1814 NYHS Image

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