National Museum of American History, Presidential Collection, Washington, DC Photos

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History features a collection of Presidential objects.

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Smithsonian National Museum of American History on National Mall. Washington, DC.Portraits of George & Martha Washington by John Trumbull at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Commemorative clothing buttons made for George Washington's first inauguration at National Museum of American History at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.George Washington's portable writing case used during Revolutionary War at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Smithsonian National Museum of American History (1980) on National Mall. Washington, DC. Architect: McKim Mead & White. Portraits of George & Martha Washington (c1793) by John Trumbull at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Commemorative clothing buttons made for George Washington's first inauguration at National Museum of American History at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.George Washington's portable writing case used during Revolutionary War at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
George Washington's field telescope used during Revolutionary War at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Small trunk used by George Washington to store papers of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Silver-plated breadbasket used by Washington in the presidential mansion at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Table lamp bought by George Washington in American History Museum. Washington, DC.
George Washington's field telescope used during Revolutionary War at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Small trunk used by George Washington to store papers of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Silver-plated breadbasket used by Washington in the presidential mansion at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Silver-plated Argand table lamp probably bought by George Washington from Philadelphia silversmith Joseph Anthony in 1792 in American History Museum. Washington, DC.
Brass candelabrum used by George Washington while writing his farewell address at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Easy chair in which George Washington sat shortly before his death at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Surveying compass used by George Washington from 1782 until his death at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Bandana with biographical details from life of George Washington & excerpts from farewell address made by W. Gillespie & Co. near Glasgow, Scotland at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Brass candelabrum used by George Washington while writing his farewell address at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Easy chair in which George Washington sat shortly before his death at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Surveying compass used by George Washington from 1782 until his death at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Bandana (late 1790s) with biographical details from life of George Washington & excerpts from farewell address made by W. Gillespie & Co. near Glasgow, Scotland at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Thomas Jefferson's polygraph used to write an original + a copy of letters simultaneously made by Hawkins & Peale at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Thomas Jefferson's portable desk which he designed & on which he wrote the Declaration of Independence at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States ceramic mug National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.James Madison , President of the United States ceramic pitcher National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Thomas Jefferson's polygraph (c1803) used to write an original + a copy of letters simultaneously made by Hawkins & Peale at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Thomas Jefferson's portable desk which he designed & on which he wrote the Declaration of Independence at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States ceramic mug (c1801) National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.James Madison (sic), President of the United States ceramic pitcher (c1809) National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
This is the Doctrine of Monroe sheet music by Walter Dauphin at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.General Jackson, Hero of New Orleans campaign for President plate at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Genl Andrew Jackson, Hero of New Orleans print by Currier & Ives at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.President Jackson Grand March sheet music at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
This is the Doctrine of Monroe sheet music (1906) by Walter Dauphin at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.General Jackson, Hero of New Orleans campaign for President plate (c1828) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Genl Andrew Jackson, Hero of New Orleans print (c1814-28) by Currier & Ives at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.President Jackson Grand March sheet music (c1829) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
William Henry Harrison campaign ribbon with log cabin at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.William Henry Harrison campaign scarf with scenes of his life at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.William Henry Harrison Our Country's Hope campaign pitcher at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.William Henry Harrison mourning ribbon at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
William Henry Harrison campaign ribbon (1840) with log cabin at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.William Henry Harrison campaign scarf (1840) with scenes of his life at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.William Henry Harrison Our Country's Hope campaign pitcher (1840) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.William Henry Harrison mourning ribbon (1841) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
William Henry Harrison mourning graphic with black ribbon at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Death of William Henry Harrison graphic by Currier at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Zachary Taylor Rough & Ready lithograph at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.President Zachary Taylor mourning graphic at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
William Henry Harrison mourning graphic with black ribbon (1841) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Death of William Henry Harrison graphic (1841) by Currier at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Zachary Taylor Rough & Ready lithograph (c1849) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.President Zachary Taylor mourning graphic (1850) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Death of Zachary Taylor sheet music by Ossian E. Dodge Esq. at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.President Zachary Taylor funeral program at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Abraham Lincoln's top hat which he wore to Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865 at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch purchased by Lincoln from Geo. W Chatterton in Springfield, Ill. at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Death of Zachary Taylor sheet music (1850) by Ossian E. Dodge Esq. at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.President Zachary Taylor funeral program (1850) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Abraham Lincoln's top hat which he wore to Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865 at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch (1850s) purchased by Lincoln from Geo. W Chatterton in Springfield, Ill. at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Mud Circuit Desk from Pekin, IL used by lawyers such a Abe Lincoln when he rode the court circuit in his state at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Patent model for invention of lifting boats over shoals by Abraham Lincoln at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Campaign torches from 1860 presidential campaign including one with Lincoln's name at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Lincoln & Hamlin campaign banner at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Mud Circuit Desk from Pekin, IL used by lawyers such a Abe Lincoln when he rode the court circuit in his state at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Patent model for invention of lifting boats over shoals (1849) by Abraham Lincoln at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Campaign torches from 1860 presidential campaign including one with Lincoln's name at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Lincoln & Hamlin campaign banner (1860) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Lincoln & Johnson campaign flag banner at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Broadsheet poster summary of Presidential campaign at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Engraved copy of the Proclamation of Emancipation at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Crystal & silver inkwell used by Abraham Lincoln during his presidency at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Lincoln & Johnson campaign flag banner (1864) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Broadsheet poster summary of Presidential campaign (1864) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Engraved copy of the Proclamation of Emancipation at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Crystal & silver inkwell used by Abraham Lincoln during his presidency at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Silver coffee & tea service was gift to Mary Lincoln & engraved with her monogram & Todd family crest made by Gorham Silver Co. at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Gold box & nugget given to Abraham Lincoln by citizens of San Francisco at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Executive Mansion coffee cup left on windowsill by Lincoln as he left to attend Ford's Theater where he was assassinated at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.National Police Gazette cover showing images of Lincoln's assassination at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Silver coffee & tea service was gift to Mary Lincoln & engraved with her monogram & Todd family crest made by Gorham Silver Co. at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Gold box & nugget given to Abraham Lincoln by citizens of San Francisco (1864) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Executive Mansion coffee cup left on windowsill by Lincoln as he left to attend Ford's Theater where he was assassinated at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.National Police Gazette cover (April 22, 1865) showing images of Lincoln's assassination at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Plaster life mask of Abraham Lincoln by Leonard Volk at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Mary Lincoln's black onyx mourning watch & gold pin with image of Abraham Lincoln's face at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Document making Ulysses S. Grant a lieutenant general signed by Abraham Lincoln at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Silver & ivory trowel given to Ulysses S. Grant during cornerstone ceremonies for American Museum of Natural History in New York City at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Plaster life mask of Abraham Lincoln (April 1860) by Leonard Volk at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Mary Lincoln's black onyx mourning watch & gold pin with image of Abraham Lincoln's face at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Document making Ulysses S. Grant a lieutenant general (March 4, 1864) signed by Abraham Lincoln at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Silver & ivory trowel given to Ulysses S. Grant during cornerstone ceremonies for American Museum of Natural History in New York City at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Carriage owned by President Ulysses S. Grant & used in his 2nd inauguration at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Gold casket given to Ulysses S. Grant by the City of London at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.President Garfield's Funeral March sheet music by Edwin Christie at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Onyx & brass pen stand believed used by President Chester Alan Arthur at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Carriage owned by President Ulysses S. Grant & used in his 2nd inauguration at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Gold casket given to Ulysses S. Grant by the City of London at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.President Garfield's Funeral March sheet music (1881) by Edwin Christie at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Onyx & brass pen stand believed used by President Chester Alan Arthur at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Democratic ticket headed by Grover Cleveland for state of New Hampshire at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Grover Cleveland & Adlai E. Stevenson Inaugural Ceremonies program at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Grover Cleveland & Adlai E. Stevenson Inaugural Ball engraving at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Grover Cleveland's leather case with trout flies at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Democratic ticket (1892) headed by Grover Cleveland for state of New Hampshire at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Grover Cleveland & Adlai E. Stevenson Inaugural Ceremonies program (March 4, 1893) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Grover Cleveland & Adlai E. Stevenson Inaugural Ball engraving (March 4, 1893) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Grover Cleveland's leather case with trout flies (c1888) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
William McKinley Inaugural Ceremonies Programme at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Full dinner Pail campaign lantern from William McKinley & Theodore Roosevelt election at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Cup & saucer used by President William McKinley before his assassination at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.President William McKinley's Favorite Hymns published after his assassination at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
William McKinley Inaugural Ceremonies Programme (March 4, 1897) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Full dinner Pail campaign lantern from William McKinley & Theodore Roosevelt election (1900) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Cup & saucer used by President William McKinley before his assassination at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.President William McKinley's Favorite Hymns published after his assassination at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
President William McKinley's & Buffalo World's Fair assassination building graphic at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Theodore Roosevelt as Roughrider election campaign tray at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Chaps worn by Theodore Roosevelt on his Dakota Territory ranch at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Our Teddy's Home Coming March sheet music lionizing Theodore Roosevelt at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
President William McKinley's & Buffalo World's Fair assassination building graphic at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Theodore Roosevelt as Roughrider election campaign tray at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Chaps worn by Theodore Roosevelt on his Dakota Territory ranch (1884-6) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Our Teddy's Home Coming March sheet music lionizing Theodore Roosevelt at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
William Howard Taft & James Schoolcraft Sherman Inaugural souvenir plate at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.William Howard Taft & James Schoolcraft Sherman election ribbon at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.William Howard Taft & James Schoolcraft Sherman Inaugural concert program at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.William Howard Taft & James Schoolcraft Sherman Inaugural Official Program at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
William Howard Taft & James Schoolcraft Sherman Inaugural souvenir plate (March 4, 1909) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.William Howard Taft & James Schoolcraft Sherman election ribbon (Nov. 3, 1908) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.William Howard Taft & James Schoolcraft Sherman Inaugural concert program (March 5&6, 1909) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.William Howard Taft & James Schoolcraft Sherman Inaugural Official Program (March 4, 1909) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Telegraph key used by William H. Taft to open Alaska-Yukon Exposition at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.President Woodrow Wilson poster promoting Liberty Bond sales at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Our Nation Mourns Warren G. Harding poster at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Laddie Boy He's Gone sheet music mourns Warren G. Harding at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Telegraph key used by William H. Taft to open Alaska-Yukon Exposition (1909) (used again by T. Roosevelt in 1913 to open Panama Canal) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.President Woodrow Wilson poster (1917) promoting Liberty Bond sales at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Our Nation Mourns Warren G. Harding poster (1923) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Laddie Boy He's Gone sheet music (1923) mourns Warren G. Harding at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Herbert C. Hoover inauguration pennant at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Franklin D. Roosevelt & John N. Garner Inaugural Program at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Franklin D. Roosevelt & Cabinet paper fan at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.F.D. Roosevelt Man of the Hour mantle clock at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Herbert C. Hoover inauguration pennant (March 4, 1929) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Franklin D. Roosevelt & John N. Garner Inaugural Program (March 4, 1933) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Franklin D. Roosevelt & Cabinet paper fan (1933) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.F.D. Roosevelt Man of the Hour mantle clock (c1936) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Dwight David Eisenhower World War II summer uniform at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Filing cabinet belonging to psychiatrist of Daniel Ellsberg as broken open by Nixon's Plumbers, one of a series which brought down Nixon's presidency at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Filing cabinet broken open by Nixon Administration "Plumbers "break-in in American History Museum. Washington, DC.Collection of ribbons related to American presidential elections & inaugurations at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Dwight David Eisenhower World War II summer uniform at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Filing cabinet belonging to psychiatrist of Daniel Ellsberg as broken open by Nixon's Plumbers, one of a series which brought down Nixon's presidency at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Filing cabinet broken open during a break-in by Nixon Administration "Plumbers" seeking to discredit Daniel Ellsberg by stealing files from his psychiatrist in American History Museum. Washington, DC.Collection of ribbons related to American presidential elections & inaugurations at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Collection of ribbons related to American presidential elections & inaugurations at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Collection of ribbons related to American presidential elections & inaugurations at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Collection of inaugural ball tickets at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Collection of inaugural ball tickets at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Collection of ribbons related to American presidential elections & inaugurations at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Collection of ribbons related to American presidential elections & inaugurations at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Collection of inaugural ball tickets at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Collection of inaugural ball tickets at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Collection of inaugural ball tickets at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.


Collection of inaugural ball tickets at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.



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