In early 2017, our fourth floor will be transformed into a new destination for historical education and innovation. During the current renovation, objects from our permanent collection are on view throughout the Museum.
Politicians measuring Lincoln's shoes
March 5th 1864
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Hildreth, an historian, editor, and novelist, was born in Deerfield, Mass., and died in Florence, Italy. He is best known for his six-volume opus, "History of the United States (1849-52)." This portrait was a gift to the Society from the artist's daughter.
Gift of Eugenia C. Pratt
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