Saturday, February 16, 2008

Positively Presidential

Presidents' Day weekend is a great time to look at some of the digital treasures from the inaugurations of Washington, Lincoln and other American presidents in "I Do Solemnly Swear...Presidential Inaugurations." This wonderful collection, part of the Library of Congress American Memory project, features inaugural invitations, handwritten drafts and final texts of inaugural addresses, eyewitness accounts, photos and other images, videos, and other special facts and documents associated with taking the Oath of Office. The George Washington and Abraham Lincoln pages are representative of these fascinating windows into presidential history.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your blog is outstanding!

Abraham Lincoln is on the Erie County, Ohio ballot in this blog entry from the
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