The U.S. Capitol under construction, 1860 (National Archives Identifier 530494) As a new year begins, the 112th Congress reconvenes for a second session of legislative activity. Representatives and senators from across the country are again descending upon the Capitol, ready to commence debates, proceedings, and hearings. This is how the legislative branch of the Federal Government [...]
Posted by Gregory Marose on January 6, 2012, under - Civil War, News and Events, Rare Photos, Unusual documents.
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When you think of Samuel Clemens, do you think of the celebrated jumping frog of Calaveras County? His house in Conneticut? A yankee in King Arthur’s court? Or do you think of his full, bushy mustache? As a child growing up in New England, I felt more familiar with the world of Lousia May Alcott [...]
Posted by Hilary on September 24, 2010, under Facial Hair Fridays.
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