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Sculptor Vinnie Ream (from Madison, WI) also designed the first free-standing statue of a Native American, Sequoyah to be placed in Statuary Hall at the US Capitol.  Vinnie Ream and her husband are buried in section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery, marked by her statue Sappho.

This Day in History: July 1866 - At the age of Vinnie Ream becomes the first and youngest female artist to receive a commission from the United States government for a statue (of Abraham Lincoln).

Tad seemed to enjoy the idea of throwing the White House and its staff into a dither. Because of the times, some of Tad's games were war-related. He received a pretend military commission from Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. (The National Archives photo shows Tad in the Union uniform that Stanton allowed him to wear.)

Tad Lincoln received a pretend military commission from Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. (The National Archives photo shows Tad in the Union uniform that Stanton allowed him to wear.

An account of the first doctor to reach Abraham Lincoln after he was shot in a Washington theatre, has been discovered in the US National Archives.

Account of doctor who treated Abraham Lincoln after he was shot found

Florence Kelley investigated factory exploitation, opposed child labor, and rallied for women’s labor reform. Kelley was an organizer of the National Child Labor Committee, Vice President of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, and a founder of the NAACP and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Her vigorous intellect and commitment to reform helped shape 20th century social policy and paved the way for much New Deal legislation.

Florence Kelley fought for civil rights and reform for women and children Date: Mon, Florence Kelley was born on this date in She was a White American activist for civil rights and social reform.

Petersen House, where Abraham Lincoln was carried and died after assassin John Wilkes Booth mortally wounded him across the street at Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C.  [As house stands and looks today]

The Petersen House where Abraham Lincoln was carried and died died on April 1865 after assassin John Wilkes Booth mortally wounded him across the street at Ford's Theatre, Washington, D. [This photo shows how the house stands and looks today]

The final resting place of President Abraham Lincoln. Photo credit: Larry Senalik

The final resting place of President Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln's Tomb is located in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Photo: Larry Senalik.

View the gravesite of Abraham Lincoln's mother, Nancy Hanks, at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial.

View the gravesite of Abraham Lincoln's mother, Nancy Hanks, at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial.

Eva Hesse (January 11, 1936 – May 29, 1970), was a Jewish German-born American sculptor, known for her pioneering work in materials such as latex, fiberglass, and plastics.Hesse is one of a few artists who led the move from Minimalism to Postminimalism. Eva Hesse with ‘Constant’, 1967 Allen Memorial Art Museum

Eva Hesse with ‘Constant’, 1967 Allen Memorial Art Museum

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