265 illustrations of famous people including: Joseph Warren, George Washington, Martha Washington, Daniel Webster, John Wesley, Walt Whitman, Eli Whitney, Oscar Wilde, Frances Willard, King William (I, II, III, IV), Woodrow Wilson, and many more

Houdon's portrait sculpture of Washington was the result of a specific invitation by Benjamin Franklin to cross the Atlantic specifically to visit Mount Vernon, so that Washington could model for him. Washington sat for wet clay life models and a plaster life mask in 1785.

Houdon's Mask of Washington

Houdon's portrait sculpture of Washington was the result of a specific invitation by Benjamin Franklin…

(1732- ) George Washington's wife

Martha Washington

(1732- ) George Washington's wife

Martha Danridge was born in the county of New Kent, Virginia, in May, 1732. Martha was a widow of Park Custis and wife of George Washington.

Martha Washington

Martha Danridge was born in the county of New Kent, Virginia, in May, 1732. Martha was a widow of Park…

The wife of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Considered to be the first First Lady of the United States.

Martha Washington

The wife of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Considered to be the first…

The wife of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Considered to be the first First Lady of the United States.

Martha Washington

The wife of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Considered to be the first…

The wife of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Considered to be the first First Lady of the United States.

Martha Washington

The wife of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Considered to be the first…

The first First Lady of the United States of America. She was married to George Washington.

Martha Washington

The first First Lady of the United States of America. She was married to George Washington.

Martha Custis Washington (June 2, 1731 – May 22, 1802) was the wife of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Although the title was not coined until after her death, Martha Washington is considered to be the first First Lady of the United States. During her lifetime, she was simply known as "Lady Washington."

Martha Custis Washington

Martha Custis Washington (June 2, 1731 – May 22, 1802) was the wife of George Washington, the…

Mary Ball Washington (1708 – 1789) was the mother of George Washington. Mary Ball met Augustine Washington and they married in 1730. Together, Mary and Augustine had six children.

Mary Washington

Mary Ball Washington (1708 – 1789) was the mother of George Washington. Mary Ball met Augustine…

William Washington (February 28, 1752 to March 6, 1810), was a patriotic Southern cavalry officer during the American Revolutionary War, who held a final rank of Brigadier General in the newly created United States after the war.

William Washington

William Washington (February 28, 1752 to March 6, 1810), was a patriotic Southern cavalry officer during…

(1757-1777) Army leader during the American Revolution

William Augustine Washington

(1757-1777) Army leader during the American Revolution

A journalist, born in Washinton, D. C., Feb. 16, 1840.

Henry Waterson

A journalist, born in Washinton, D. C., Feb. 16, 1840.

(b. 1858) English poet

William Watson

(b. 1858) English poet

(1732-1819) Inventor

James Watt

(1732-1819) Inventor

(1736-1819) Inventor of the steam engine

James Watt

(1736-1819) Inventor of the steam engine

(1684-1721) French painter

Jean Antoine Watteau

(1684-1721) French painter

(1840- ) American journalist and Democratic politician

Henry Watterson

(1840- ) American journalist and Democratic politician

Journalist and editor of the Louisville "Courier Journal."

Henry Watterson

Journalist and editor of the Louisville "Courier Journal."

(1674-1748) English hymnologyst

Isaac Watts

(1674-1748) English hymnologyst

James Watt (19 January 1736 – 25 August 1819) was a Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer whose improvements to the steam engine were fundamental to the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution in both Britain and the world.

James Watts

James Watt (19 January 1736 – 25 August 1819) was a Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer…

An eminent general, born in East Town, Penn., Jan. 1, 1745; died in Erie, Penn., Dec. 15, 1796.

Anthony Wayne

An eminent general, born in East Town, Penn., Jan. 1, 1745; died in Erie, Penn., Dec. 15, 1796.

(1745-1796) American soldier that was a Revolutionary war hero.

General Anthony Wayne

(1745-1796) American soldier that was a Revolutionary war hero.

General Wayne fought in the American Revolution.

General Anthony Wayne

General Wayne fought in the American Revolution.

"General Anthony Wayne was a Revolutionary leader."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

General Anthony Wayne

"General Anthony Wayne was a Revolutionary leader."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

A United States politician and member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Iowa as a member of the Greenback Party.

James B. Weaver

A United States politician and member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Iowa…

"General Webb, born in New York city, February 15th, 1835, was graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1855, and assigned to the artillery. He served in Florida, Minnesota, and for three years as assistant professor at West Point. He was present at Bull Run and in defenses of Washington until 1862, when he participated in the battles of the Peninsula campaign of the Army of the Potomac, and as chief of staff of the Fifth Corps during the Maryland and Rappahannock campaigns till June 23rd, 1863. He was then commissioned brigadier general of volunteers, and placed in command of a brigade of the Second Corps, serving with great credit at the battle of Gettysburg. He was made major general, United States Army, for gallant and meritorious services in the campaign terminating with the surrender of the insurgent army under General Lee." —Leslie, 1896

General Alexander S. Webb

"General Webb, born in New York city, February 15th, 1835, was graduated from the United States Military…

A musical composer, born near Lubeck, Germany, Dec. 18, 1786; died June 5, 1826.

Carl Weber

A musical composer, born near Lubeck, Germany, Dec. 18, 1786; died June 5, 1826.

(1782-1852) American politician

Daniel Webster

(1782-1852) American politician

(1782-1852) American politician

Daniel Webster

(1782-1852) American politician

(1782-1852) American politician

Daniel Webster

(1782-1852) American politician

(1782-1852) American politician

Daniel Webster

(1782-1852) American politician

A statesman and orator, born in Salisbury, New Hamshire, Jan. 18, 1782; died in Marshfield, Mass., Oct. 24, 1852.

Daniel Webster

A statesman and orator, born in Salisbury, New Hamshire, Jan. 18, 1782; died in Marshfield, Mass., Oct.…

(1782-1852) Influential Whig leader and Secretary of State.

Daniel Webster

(1782-1852) Influential Whig leader and Secretary of State.

Daniel Webster, famed American orator.

Daniel Webster

Daniel Webster, famed American orator.

A portrait of Daniel Webster, A great statesman during the Antebellum Period of America. (1782-1852)

Daniel Webster

A portrait of Daniel Webster, A great statesman during the Antebellum Period of America. (1782-1852)

An American lexicographer and English spelling reformer. He is famous for his contributions to the Merriam-Webster dictionaries.

Noah Webster

An American lexicographer and English spelling reformer. He is famous for his contributions to the Merriam-Webster…

"Thurlow Weed was a famous journalist."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Thurlow Weed

"Thurlow Weed was a famous journalist."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

"From the most humble origin Thurlow Weed rose by slow degrees until he became one of the leading journalists of the United States and the greatest political leader of his time." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

Thurlow Weed

"From the most humble origin Thurlow Weed rose by slow degrees until he became one of the leading journalists…

Journalist, born in Cairo, New York, Nov. 15, 1797; died in New York City, Nov. 22, 1882.

Thurlow Weed

Journalist, born in Cairo, New York, Nov. 15, 1797; died in New York City, Nov. 22, 1882.

Mason Locke Weems (October 11, 1756 – May 23, 1825), generally known as Parson Weems, was an American printer and author. He is best known as the source of some of the apocryphal stories about George Washington, including the famous tale of the cherry tree ("I cannot tell a lie, I did it with my little hatchet"). The Life of Washington, Weems' most famous work, contained the story.

Mason Locke Weems

Mason Locke Weems (October 11, 1756 – May 23, 1825), generally known as Parson Weems, was an American…

(1759-1825) Clergyman that wrote the first biography of President George Washington

Reverend Mason L. Weems

(1759-1825) Clergyman that wrote the first biography of President George Washington

(1726-1804) German author

Christian Felix Weisse

(1726-1804) German author

He joined the Western Louisiana campaign, and from May till September, 1864, was chief engineer of the Army of the James. In August 1864, he was brevetted major general of volunteers.

General Godfrey Weitzel

He joined the Western Louisiana campaign, and from May till September, 1864, was chief engineer of the…

"Gideon Welles, former Secretary of War."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Gideon Welles

"Gideon Welles, former Secretary of War."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Gideon Welles (July 1, 1802 – February 11, 1878) was the United States Secretary of the Navy from 1861 to 1869. His buildup of the Navy to successfully execute blockades of Southern ports was a key component of Northern victory of the Civil War. Welles was also instrumental in the Navy's creation of the Medal of Honor.

Gideon Welles

Gideon Welles (July 1, 1802 – February 11, 1878) was the United States Secretary of the Navy from…

(1769-1852) British general and statesman

Author Wellesley Wellington, Duke of Wellington

(1769-1852) British general and statesman

(1769-1852) British general and statesman

Author Wellesley Wellington, Duke of Wellington

(1769-1852) British general and statesman

(1769-1852) British general and statesman

Author Wellesley Wellington, Duke of Wellington

(1769-1852) British general and statesman

The first holder of the title was Arthur Wellesley, who defeated Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo.

Duke of Wellington

The first holder of the title was Arthur Wellesley, who defeated Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo.

Benning Wentworth (1696–October 14, 1770) was the colonial governor of New Hampshire from 1741 to 1766. Wentworth enriched himself by a clever scheme of selling land now in the state of Vermont to developers, in spite of jurisdictional claims for this region by the Colony of New York. Fort Wentworth built in 1755 at Northumberland, New Hampshire was built by his order and named after him.

Benning Wentworth

Benning Wentworth (1696–October 14, 1770) was the colonial governor of New Hampshire from 1741 to…

(1703-1791) English clergyman and founder of Methodism.

John Wesley

(1703-1791) English clergyman and founder of Methodism.

"John Wesley, an American Methodist."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

John Wesley

"John Wesley, an American Methodist."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

(1703-1791) An 18th-century Anglican clergyman and Christian theologian who was an early leader in the Methodist movement.

John Wesley

(1703-1791) An 18th-century Anglican clergyman and Christian theologian who was an early leader in the…

John Wesley (28 June [O.S. 17 June] 1703 – 2 March 1791) was an Anglican cleric and Christian theologian who was the founder of the (Evangelical) Arminian Methodist movement. "Methodism" was originally an unflattering nickname of the "Holy Club" at Oxford University founded by Charles Wesley but led by brother John. Methodism was well advanced in England through George Whitefield who had taken over the responsibility of the Holy Club while the Wesley brothers were in Savannah, Georgia British North America.

John Wesley

John Wesley (28 June [O.S. 17 June] 1703 – 2 March 1791) was an Anglican cleric and Christian…

John Wesley (1703 – 2 March 1791) was an Anglican cleric and Christian theologian who founded the Arminian Methodist movement. The Wesley Methodist Movement began when Wesley took over open-air preaching started by George Whitefield at Hanham Mount, Kingswood, and Bristol.

John Wesley

John Wesley (1703 – 2 March 1791) was an Anglican cleric and Christian theologian who founded…

A Church of England cleric who is credited as the founder of the Methodist movement.

John Wesley

A Church of England cleric who is credited as the founder of the Methodist movement.

John Wesley (June 28 1703 – March 2, 1791) was an Anglican minister and Christian theologian who was the founder of the (Evangelical) Arminian Methodist movement. Methodism began as an unflattering nickname of the "Holy Club" at Oxford University founded by Charles Wesley but led by brother John. Methodism was well advanced in England through George Whitefield who had taken over the responsibility of the Holy Club while the Wesley brothers were in Savannah, Georgia British North America. On John Wesley's return to England in 1737 he publically criticised Whitefield for his evangelical preaching.

John Wesley

John Wesley (June 28 1703 – March 2, 1791) was an Anglican minister and Christian theologian who was…

A famous painter of historical scenes around and after the time of the American Revolution.

Benjamin West

A famous painter of historical scenes around and after the time of the American Revolution.

A soldier born in Spain in 1836.

Valeriano Weyler

A soldier born in Spain in 1836.

Valeriano Weyler Nicolau, marqués de Tenerife (17 September 1838 – 20 October 1930) was a Spanish soldier. Weyler was born at Palma de Majorca on 17 September 1838 to a Spanish mother and a German father, who was a military doctor, and educated in Granada. His family was originally Prussian, and served in the Spanish army for several generations. He entered at sixteen the military college of infantry at Toledo, and, when he attained the rank of lieutenant, passed into the staff college, from which he came out as the head of his class. Two years afterwards he became captain, and was sent to Cuba at his own request.

Valeriano Weyler

Valeriano Weyler Nicolau, marqués de Tenerife (17 September 1838 – 20 October 1930) was…