A cotton press yard of the Cotton Centennial in the 1884 World's Fair in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Cotton Centennial

A cotton press yard of the Cotton Centennial in the 1884 World's Fair in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Also known as Magnolia acuminata. The branch of a Cucumber tree, native to the northeastern United States and Southern Ontario Canada.

Branch of Cucumber Tree

Also known as Magnolia acuminata. The branch of a Cucumber tree, native to the northeastern United States…

A species of cypress endemic to coastal California.

Branch of Cupressus Goveniana

A species of cypress endemic to coastal California.

The state banner of North Dakota, the great cereal state.

North Dakota

The state banner of North Dakota, the great cereal state.

The state banner of South Dakota, the coyote state.

South Dakota

The state banner of South Dakota, the coyote state.

The United States seal of Delaware.

Delaware

The United States seal of Delaware.

The state banner of Delaware, the diamond state.

Delaware

The state banner of Delaware, the diamond state.

The Seal of the State of Delaware, 1793-1847. The seal shows a farmer, a soldier, Delaware's coat of arms, and their motto "Liberty and Independence."

Seal of Delaware

The Seal of the State of Delaware, 1793-1847. The seal shows a farmer, a soldier, Delaware's coat of…

The United States seal of the District of Columbia.

District of Columbia

The United States seal of the District of Columbia.

The banner of Washington, District of Columbia.

District of Columbia

The banner of Washington, District of Columbia.

The Great Seal of the District of Columbia. The seal shows Lady justice hanging a wreath on the statue of George Washington. The motto reads 'Justitia omnibus' meaning "Justice for All."

Seal of District of Columbia

The Great Seal of the District of Columbia. The seal shows Lady justice hanging a wreath on the statue…

The medal presented to John A. Dix.

The Dix Medal

The medal presented to John A. Dix.

The United States motto prior to 1956.

E Pluribus Unum

The United States motto prior to 1956.

The United States motto prior to 1956.

E Pluribus Unum

The United States motto prior to 1956.

The national motto of the United States of America prior to 1956.

E Pluribus Unum

The national motto of the United States of America prior to 1956.

The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a bird of prey known for being the national bird of the United States of America.

Bald Eagle

The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a bird of prey known for being the national bird of the…

Also known as Populus deltoides. The branch of an Eastern Cottonwood, native throughout the eastern, central, and southwestern United States.

Branch of Eastern Cottonwood

Also known as Populus deltoides. The branch of an Eastern Cottonwood, native throughout the eastern,…

Also known as Juniperus virginiana. Native throughout the United States.

Branch of Eastern Red Juniper

Also known as Juniperus virginiana. Native throughout the United States.

Also known as Quercus emoryi. The branch of an Emory Oak tree, native to the southwestern United States.

Branch of Emory Oak

Also known as Quercus emoryi. The branch of an Emory Oak tree, native to the southwestern United States.

Millard Fillmore, the last Whig president and thirteenth president of the United States.

Millard Fillmore

Millard Fillmore, the last Whig president and thirteenth president of the United States.

The first money coined in the United States.

First Money Coined in the United States

The first money coined in the United States.

John Fitch (January 21, 1743 – July 2, 1798) was an American inventor, clockmaker, and bronzesmith who built the first recorded steam powered ship in the United States.

Fitch's Steamboat

John Fitch (January 21, 1743 – July 2, 1798) was an American inventor, clockmaker, and bronzesmith…

"Congress also enacted that the Union Flag should be 'thirteen stripes, alternate red and white, and thirteen whtie stars on a blue field.'"—Taylor, 1900

Union Flag

"Congress also enacted that the Union Flag should be 'thirteen stripes, alternate red and white, and…

The state banner of Florida, the everglade state.

Florida

The state banner of Florida, the everglade state.

The Great Seal of the State of Florida. The image shows a Seminole Native American sprinkling flowers. There is also a palm tree, a steamboat, and sunshine.

Seal of Florida

The Great Seal of the State of Florida. The image shows a Seminole Native American sprinkling flowers.…

Also known as Abies fraseri. A species of fir native to the eastern United States mountains.

Pine Cone of Fraser Fir

Also known as Abies fraseri. A species of fir native to the eastern United States mountains.

Also known as Magnolia fraseri. The branch of a Fraser Magnolia tree, native to the southeastern United States.

Branch of Fraser Magnolia

Also known as Magnolia fraseri. The branch of a Fraser Magnolia tree, native to the southeastern United…

Fredericksburg is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia located 50 miles south of Washington, D.C., and 58 miles north of Richmond. As of the 2000 census, the city had a population of 19,279. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Fredericksburg with neighboring Spotsylvania County for statistical purposes. It is a part of the Washington Metropolitan Area.

Fredericksburg, VA

Fredericksburg is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia located 50 miles south of Washington,…

An illustration of Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Fredericksburg, Virginia

An illustration of Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Also known as Populus fremontii. The branch of a Fremont Cottonwood tree, native to western North America.

Branch of Fremont Cottonwood

Also known as Populus fremontii. The branch of a Fremont Cottonwood tree, native to western North America.

Also known as Quercus gambelii. The branch of a Gambel Oak tree, native to the central southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico.

Branch of Gambel Oak

Also known as Quercus gambelii. The branch of a Gambel Oak tree, native to the central southwestern…

The tomb of 20th United States President James A. Garfield in Cleveland, Ohio.

Garfield's Tomb

The tomb of 20th United States President James A. Garfield in Cleveland, Ohio.

James A Garfield, twentieth president of the United States, who was assassinated by a mentally ill man several months into his term.

James A Garfield

James A Garfield, twentieth president of the United States, who was assassinated by a mentally ill man…

The state banner of Georgia, the empire state of the south.

Georgia

The state banner of Georgia, the empire state of the south.

The Seal of the State of Georgia, 1799. The seal shows an arch with three pillars symbolizing the constitution and the three branches of government. Around the pillars are banners which read "Wisdom," "Justice," and "Moderation." There is also a soldier representing protection of the constitution.

Seal of Georgia

The Seal of the State of Georgia, 1799. The seal shows an arch with three pillars symbolizing the constitution…

Conrad Alexandre Gérard de Rayneval (12 December 1729—16 April 1790), also known as Conrad Alexandre Gérard, was a French diplomat, born at Masevaux in upper Alsace (now Haut-Rhin). He is best known as the first French diplomatic representative to the United States. His brother Joseph Matthias Gérard de Rayneval was also a diplomat. Early in 1778, under instructions from Vergennes, he conducted the negotiations with the American representatives, Benjamin Franklin, Silas Deane, and Arthur Lee, which resulted in the signing of the Treaty of Alliance and the Treaty of Amity and Commerce with the United States on February 6, 1778. In March, 1778, he sailed to America with d'Estaing's fleet, as the first accredited Minister from France to the United States. This post he held until superseded by the Chevalier de la Luzerne, in September, 1779.

Conrad Alexandre Gérard

Conrad Alexandre Gérard de Rayneval (12 December 1729—16 April 1790), also known as Conrad…

A Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Ulysses S. Grant.

The Grant Medal (back)

A Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Ulysses S. Grant.

A Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Ulysses S. Grant.

The Grant Medal (front)

A Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Ulysses S. Grant.

Also known as Betula populifolia. The branch of a Gray Birch tree, native to northeast North America.

Branch of Gray Birch

Also known as Betula populifolia. The branch of a Gray Birch tree, native to northeast North America.

The Great Canyon of Colorado is a very colorful, steep-sided gorge, carved out by the Colorado River.

The Great Canyon of Colorado

The Great Canyon of Colorado is a very colorful, steep-sided gorge, carved out by the Colorado River.

The Great Eastern laying the Atlantic Cable.

The Great Eastern

The Great Eastern laying the Atlantic Cable.

The Great Seal of the United States is used to authenticate certain documents issued by the United States federal government.

Great Seal of the United States

The Great Seal of the United States is used to authenticate certain documents issued by the United States…

Founder of the Liberal Republican Party and unsuccessful Presidential candidate in the election of 1872.

Horace Greeley

Founder of the Liberal Republican Party and unsuccessful Presidential candidate in the election of 1872.

Walter Quintin Gresham (March 17, 1832 - May 28, 1895) was an American statesman and jurist.

Walter Quinton Gresham

Walter Quintin Gresham (March 17, 1832 - May 28, 1895) was an American statesman and jurist.

The state banner of New Hampshire, the granite state.

New Hampshire

The state banner of New Hampshire, the granite state.

The ninth President of the United States, serving only a month in office before becoming the first President to die in office.

William Henry Harrison

The ninth President of the United States, serving only a month in office before becoming the first President…

John Milton Hay (October 8, 1838 - July 1, 1905) was an American statesman, diplomat, author, journalist, and private secretary and assistant to Abraham Lincoln.

John Milton Hay

John Milton Hay (October 8, 1838 - July 1, 1905) was an American statesman, diplomat, author, journalist,…

The state banner of Idaho, the gem of the mountain state.

Idaho

The state banner of Idaho, the gem of the mountain state.

The state banner of Illinois, the prairie state.

Illinois

The state banner of Illinois, the prairie state.

The Seal of the State of Illinois, 1818. The seal shows the bald eagle on a rock carrying a shield. It carries a banner with the state motto, "State Sovereignty, National Union."

Seal of Illinois

The Seal of the State of Illinois, 1818. The seal shows the bald eagle on a rock carrying a shield.…

The inauguration of President William McKinley led by the Black Horse Cavalry down Pennsylvania Avenue.

Inauguration of William McKinley

The inauguration of President William McKinley led by the Black Horse Cavalry down Pennsylvania Avenue.

The location where both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted.

Independence Hall

The location where both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated…

The state banner of Indiana, the Hoosier state.

Indiana

The state banner of Indiana, the Hoosier state.

The Seal of the State of Indiana. The seal shows a sunrise, a woodman, and a buffalo fleeing. This represents civilization, nature fleeing westward, and a bright future.

Seal of Indiana

The Seal of the State of Indiana. The seal shows a sunrise, a woodman, and a buffalo fleeing. This represents…

The seal of the Department of the Interior of the United States.

Seal of the Department of the Interior

The seal of the Department of the Interior of the United States.

Also known as Quercus wislizeni. The branch of an Interior Live Oak tree, native to California.

Branch of Interior Live Oak

Also known as Quercus wislizeni. The branch of an Interior Live Oak tree, native to California.

The United States seal of Iowa in 1846.

Iowa

The United States seal of Iowa in 1846.

The state banner of Iowa, the hawkeye state.

Iowa

The state banner of Iowa, the hawkeye state.

The Great Seal of the State of Iowa. The seal pictures a soldier in wheat field with the American flag and the Mississippi River in the background. The eagle holds the motto, "Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain."

Seal of Iowa

The Great Seal of the State of Iowa. The seal pictures a soldier in wheat field with the American flag…

The state banner of Rhode Island.

Rhode Island

The state banner of Rhode Island.