From presidents to poets, military men to modern dancers, abolitionists to artists: taken together, these paintings and photographs from the famed Smithsonian Portrait Gallery reveal the depth of America's greatness and diversity. Some of the figures changed the world through politics, others through inventions. Still more were simply blessed with unforgettable talent that brought joy to our hearts. Here is the father of our nation, George Washington, in Gilbert Stuart's "Landsdowne portrait".Opera singer Marian Anderson, captured by Betsy Graves Reynau, stands in front of the Lincoln Memorial, where she made civil rights history with her 1939 concert. Thomas Alva Edison sits proudly in front of his new creation: a phonograph. The Indian princess Pocahontas appears in courtly European dress after her marriage to an Englishman. Among the many others are defenders of freedom Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass; Sequoyah; Amelia Earhart; Benjamin Franklin; Thomas Jefferson; George Gershwin; Martin Luther King; Josephine Baker; painter Mary Cassatt, in a self-portrait; the young Bob Dylan; George S. Patton, and more!
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