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[Detail] Major-General Zachary Taylor--President of the United States. 1848.

Standards

The 156 portraits of presidents and first ladies selected by the Prints and Photographs Division in Chronological List of Presidents, First Ladies, and Vice Presidents of the United States - Selected Images From the Collections of the Library of Congress include both formal and informal pictures. Popular subjects, such as images of inaugurations and the White House, are included, as are perennial favorites such as Abraham Lincoln with Sojourner Truth, Calvin Coolidge at a baseball game, and Dwight D. Eisenhower with American paratroopers in England.

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  • The American Revolution, 1763-1783
  • The New Nation, 1780-1815
  • Expansion and Reform, 1801-1861
  • The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877
  • Development of the Industrial United States, 1876-1915
  • Emergence of Modern America, 1890-1930
  • The Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945
  • Postwar United States, 1945-early 1970s
  • Contemporary United States, 1968-present

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