The Washington family coat of arms. It is possible that this design had an influence on the creation of the American flag.

Washington Coat of Arms

The Washington family coat of arms. It is possible that this design had an influence on the creation…

Washington Press, one of the earliest used in the United States.

Washington Press

Washington Press, one of the earliest used in the United States.

The Seal of the State of Washington, 1889. The seal contains a portrait of George Washington and the 1889, when Washington state was admitted to the Union.

Seal of Washington

The Seal of the State of Washington, 1889. The seal contains a portrait of George Washington and the…

"The highest of the White Mountains is Mount Washington. We can go in an ordinary train to the foot of this mountain, and from there can ride to its summit over one of the oddest little railroads in the world. The mountain is more than a mile high, and this little railroad goes right up to its top. In some places the track is so steep that it looks more like a ladder than a railroad, and the cars which go up it are at times at such an angle that you would think they would slide to the bottom."—Carpenter, 1898

Railroad Up Mount Washington

"The highest of the White Mountains is Mount Washington. We can go in an ordinary train to the foot…

Also known as Planera aquatica. The branch of a Water Elm tree, native to the southeastern United States.

Branch of Water Elm

Also known as Planera aquatica. The branch of a Water Elm tree, native to the southeastern United States.

Also known as Hicoria aquatica. The branch of a Water Hickory tree, native to the southeast United States.

Branch of Water Hickory

Also known as Hicoria aquatica. The branch of a Water Hickory tree, native to the southeast United States.

Also known as Quercus nigra. The branch of a Water Oak tree, native to the southeastern United States.

Branch of Water Oak

Also known as Quercus nigra. The branch of a Water Oak tree, native to the southeastern United States.

The Seal of the State of West Virginia. This seal depicts two men representing agriculture and industry standing on the sides of a boulder inscribed with the date West Virginia became a state, June 20, 1863. The state motto is below reading 'Montani Semper Liberi' meaning "Mountaineers Always Free."

Seal of West Virginia

The Seal of the State of West Virginia. This seal depicts two men representing agriculture and industry…

Also known as Juniperus occidentalis. Native to the western United States.

Branch of Western Juniper

Also known as Juniperus occidentalis. Native to the western United States.

Also known as Platanus racemosa. The branch of a Western Sycamore tree, native to California.

Branch of Western Sycamore

Also known as Platanus racemosa. The branch of a Western Sycamore tree, native to California.

Also known as Juglans cinerea. A species of walnut native to the eastern United States and southeast Canada.

Branch of White Walnut Tree

Also known as Juglans cinerea. A species of walnut native to the eastern United States and southeast…

The 28th President of the United States, from 1913 to 1921.

Woodrow Wilson

The 28th President of the United States, from 1913 to 1921.

Also known as Ulmus alata. The branch of a Winged Elm tree, native to the southern United States.

Branch of Winged Elm

Also known as Ulmus alata. The branch of a Winged Elm tree, native to the southern United States.

The United States seal of Wisconsin.

Wisconsin

The United States seal of Wisconsin.

The state banner of Wisconsin, the badger state.

Wisconsin

The state banner of Wisconsin, the badger state.

The Great Seal of the State of Wisconsin. The seal shows a sailor and a yeoman holding the state's coat of arms. It also shows the state animal, the badger and the state motto "Forward."

Seal of Wisconsin

The Great Seal of the State of Wisconsin. The seal shows a sailor and a yeoman holding the state's coat…

Also known as Hamamelis virginiana. The branch of a Witch Hazel shrub, native to the eastern United States.

Branch of Witch Hazel

Also known as Hamamelis virginiana. The branch of a Witch Hazel shrub, native to the eastern United…

The state banner of Wyoming, the equality state.

Wyoming

The state banner of Wyoming, the equality state.

The Great Seal of the State of Wyoming. The seal shows two men symbolizing livestock and mining next to a draped statue with the banner "Equal Rights." The ribbon around the columns reads "Oil, Mines, Livestock, Grain."

Seal of Wyoming

The Great Seal of the State of Wyoming. The seal shows two men symbolizing livestock and mining next…

Also known as Liriodendron tulipifera. A branch of a Yellow Poplar tree, native throughout North America.

Branch of Yellow Poplar

Also known as Liriodendron tulipifera. A branch of a Yellow Poplar tree, native throughout North America.

The state banner of New York, the empire state.

New York

The state banner of New York, the empire state.

The branch of a Yucca Radiosa, a species of perennial shrub from the agave family.

Branch of Yucca Radiosa

The branch of a Yucca Radiosa, a species of perennial shrub from the agave family.