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Uncle Sam: Flagg-Branded Through World Wars (Part 4 of 5)

Although cartoonist Thomas Nast had given Uncle Sam a familiar look, the personification of the United States government was aged, colorized, and seemingly animated by a famous magazine illustrator who’s last name was, appropriately enough, Flagg. James Montgomery Flagg was 39… Read More ›

Rats in the White House: Pestering Tales of Barbara Bush in the Pool & Others

As First Lady, Caroline Harrison was perhaps the first genuine Domestic Goddess of the White House. Her grey hair and round figure belied her sharp wit, interest in history, progressive ideas on health and women’s equality, and activist personality. It… Read More ›

Jackie Kennedy’s Last White House Days & What She Found in JFK’s Desk

Two weeks to the day that her husband was assassinated, presidential widow Jacqueline Kennedy moved out of the White House. It was December 6, 1963. This article has been converted into a pay-per-view ePublication, and is available here for reading and… Read More ›

JFK’s Children: John’s Birthday on his Father’s Burial Day & How Caroline Was Told JFK was Gone

The absence of their mother during the shocking aftermath of their father’s murder had led to several hours of uncertainty about who should first break the news to Caroline Kennedy and John Kennedy, Jr. and how it should be explained…. Read More ›

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