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[Detail] United States Capitol [ca 1846]

Historical Research Capabilities

The portraits in this collection offer an ideal opportunity for further biographical research. Images of renowned individuals can be printed and organized by any number of themes such as politics, presidents, authors, artists, or women. Relevant biographical information can be placed on the back of each printed portrait to create biographical flash cards that might include the following details:

Political Affiliation:
Personal Achievements:
Professional Achievements:
Important Events:
Attributed Quotes: