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News, announcements and photos from the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, and other museums and historic sites across the country.

Thursday, April 04 2019

Wright was the quintessential celebrity of his time who loved to shake the rigid rules of society. He reveled in scandal and the shock value gleaned from walking into the local bank in formal dress barefoot, to his modern architecture which flew in the face of Victorian gingerbread and stoked public controversy.

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Tuesday, April 02 2019

The album contains 49 images including Harriet Tubman, Sen. Charles Sumner, woman’s activist and abolitionist Lydia Maria Child, organizer Samuel Ely, William Henry Channing, Col. C.W. Folsom, Charles Dickens and the only known photograph of John Willis Menard, the first African American man elected to the U.S. Congress.

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