9/30/09

WW: Presidential Portraits and More

These are pictures I took last year in the Smithsonian's presidential exhibit.  Some of the artwork is truly amazing.


Have you ever had your patience tried?  Did you have to wait a long time for something?  Read this that was displayed next to one of Thomas Jefferson's portraits.  Yes, that was a different time - before people were used to getting things right away.




This is a close up of a section of the previous portrait.  The hands are so life-like, don't you think?
These are life masks of Abraham Lincoln.  The one on the right was done two weeks before his death.


These sculptures are of President George Herbert Walker Bush.  He's throwing horseshoes.


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7 comments:

jams o donnell said...

That looks like a great exhibition. I love the Bush snr sculpture

I am Harriet said...

I love how the pictures are all so reflective of the era. Looks like a great exhibit!

Ask Ms Recipe said...

Wow, cannot decide which photo I like best, probably the man trying to run.

Mine's here http://askmsrecipe.com/2009/09/30/wordless-wednesday-long-john-silvers-restaurant/

Always Been Different said...

WOW!

Happy WW!

SandyCarlson said...

These are really nice. I would love to see that. The sculptures portray one skinny GHWB!

kaye said...

that was a fun post. I especially liked the horse shoe sculptures of George Bush. thanks for stopping by.

Gabriel said...

Oh, wow!!! What a great post you had for this week's WW!!!

Thanks for dropping by.

 
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