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    President John F. Kennedy Greets Peace Corps Volunteers, White House, South Lawn.
    President [John F. Kennedy] Greets Peace Corps Volunteers, White House, South Lawn
    This photograph shows President John F. Kennedy greeting Peace Corps volunteers on the South Lawn of the White House on August 9, 1962. Kennedy first proposed what became the Peace Corps in a speech at the University of Michigan on October 14, 1960, in which he challenged students to give two years of their lives to helping people in countries of the developing world....
    • Contributor: Rowe, Abbie
    • Date: 1962
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    Photograph of Richard M. Nixon and Elvis Presley at the White House. This photograph shows Elvis Presley meeting with President Richard M. Nixon at the White House on December 21, 1970. That morning, Presley personally delivered a hand-written note to the security guard at the northwest gate of the White House, saying that he wanted to meet Nixon to present him with the gift of a World War II-era pistol and ask for credentials as an...
    • Date: 1970
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Varina Howell Davis.
    Mrs. Jefferson Davis
    Varina Howell Davis (1826-1906) was the second wife of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States of America, and thus the only first lady of the Confederacy. Born in rural Louisiana to a family with roots in both the North and the South, she was educated at a boarding school in Philadelphia. She married Davis, a widower, in 1845. She is known to have...
    • Contributor: Anthony, Edward - Brady, Mathew B.
    • Date: 1861
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    Mary Todd Lincoln. Mary Todd Lincoln (1818-82) was the wife of President Abraham Lincoln and first lady of the United States during the Civil War. Born into a large and influential family in Kentucky, she moved to Springfield, Illinois in 1837, where she met Lincoln. As first lady, Mary Lincoln renovated the White House, established a salon where political and literary figures could meet, nursed wounded soldiers...
    • Contributor: Anthony, Edward - Brady, Mathew B.
    • Date: 1862
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    Postmaster General Montgomery Blair. Montgomery Blair (1813-83) was postmaster general in the cabinet of President Abraham Lincoln. Born and educated in Kentucky, he graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1836 but soon left the army to study law. He moved to Saint Louis, Missouri, where he practiced law with his brother and where his father was an influential newspaper editor. In 1842-43 he served...
    • Contributor: Anthony, Edward - Brady, Mathew B.
    • Date: 1861
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Governor William Sprague IV of Rhode Island.
    Govr. Sprague
    William Sprague IV (1830--1915) was a wealthy textile manufacturer and politician who served as governor of Rhode Island from 1860 to 1863 and as a U.S. senator from 1863 to 1875. Born in Cranston, Rhode Island, he attended Irving Institute in Tarrytown, New York, but was forced, after the murder of his father, to leave school early to tend to the family business. As...
    • Contributor: Anthony, Edward - Brady, Mathew B.
    • Date: 1861
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    George Bush, Captain of the Yale Baseball Team, Receives Babe Ruth's Manuscript of His Autobiography Which He Was Donating to Yale. George Herman ("Babe") Ruth was the most celebrated American athlete of the 1920s, a period that has been called the Golden Age of Sports for its extraordinary hero-athletes in baseball, football, golf, boxing, horse-racing, and other sports. Ruth was born to German-American parents in Baltimore in 1895. He began his major-league career in 1914 as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, winning 89...
    • Date: 1948
  • Book/Printed Material
    Safar-Hadgi; or, Russ and Turcoman.
    • Contributor: Lubomirski, Józef
    • Date: 1878

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    Ashmead-Bartlett's despatches from the Dardanelles. Portrait on cover.
    • Contributor: Ashmead-Bartlett, Ellis
    • Date: 1915

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    Arabic authors.
    • Contributor: Arbuthnot, F. F.
    • Date: 1890

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    Through the heart of Asia: over the Pamïr to India.
    • Contributor: Bonvalot, Gabriel - Pitman, C.
    • Date: 1889
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    To the Gold Coast for gold; a personal narrative,
    • Contributor: Burton, Richard Francis - Cameron, Verney Lovett
    • Date: 1883
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    The native races of the Russian empire.
    • Contributor: Latham, R. G. (Robert Gordon)
    • Date: 1854

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    Goa and the Blue Mountains; or, Six months of sick leave.
    • Contributor: Burton, Richard Francis - Burton, Richard F[Rancis]
    • Date: 1851

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    Trailing the Bolsheviki : twelve thousand miles with the allies in Siberia,
    • Contributor: Ackerman, Carl W. (Carl William)
    • Date: 1919

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    The tree of heaven,
    • Contributor: Sinclair, May
    • Date: 1917

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    The red, white and blue manuals ... a text book for the Citizens' Military Training Camp,
    • Contributor: McMurray, T. L. (Thomas Leroy) - United States. War Department. Citizens' Military Training Camps - Garey, E. (Enoch Barton) - Ellis, O. O. (Olin Oglesby) - Bond, P. S. (Paul Stanley)
    • Date: 1921

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    Arabia, Egypt, India: a narrative of travel, At head of title: A E I.
    • Contributor: Burton, Isabel
    • Date: 1879

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    Ultima Thule; or, A summer in Iceland. "Catalogue-raisonné of modern travel in Iceland":v. 1, p. 235-260. Appendices: On sulphur in Iceland, by O. Henchel, Sir G. S. Mackenzie, Mr. C. Crowe ... Leasing contract. Sulphur in Sicily. Sulphur in Transylvania. Sulphur in Andaman Islands. Seen through the press by Högni Gunlögsen. cf. Pref.
    • Contributor: Burton, Richard Francis - Burton, Richard F[Rancis]
    • Date: 1875
  • Book/Printed Material
    Modern geography. A description of the empires, kingdoms, states, and colonies; with the oceans, seas, and isles; in all parts of the world: including the most recent discoveries, and political alterations: Digested ... "Catalogue of maps, and of books of voyages and travels": v. 2, p. 792-802. Vols. 1 and 2 have supplements containing corrections and additions 1817.
    • Contributor: Pond, John - Pinkerton, John - Nicolle De La Croix
    • Date: 1811
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