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Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945)

Roosevelt served as the 32nd president of the United States
from 1933 until his death.

Last photograph of Roosevelt, taken April 11, 1945, the day before his death.

In the afternoon of April 12, 1945, in Warm Springs, Georgia,
while sitting for
a portrait (below) Roosevelt said "I have a
terrific headache.” He then slumped forward in his chair,
unconscious, and was carried into his bedroom.

The president’s attending cardiologist, Dr. Howard Bruenn,
diagnosed the medical emergency as a massive
intracerebral hemorrhage.

At 3:35 p.m. that day, Roosevelt died at the age of 63.      


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The president died while poising for this portrait. Years
later the artist made a second, complete version from
photo’s and memory, the only difference, besides being complete, is the color of FDR’s necktie.

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AP – A 17th-century masterpiece by Peter Paul Rubens,
Portrait of a Lady, at the DESA Unicum auction house
in Warsaw, Poland, sold for $3.4 Million  on Thursday,
February 17, 

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Sir Peter Paul Rubens
(28 June 1577 – 30 May 1640)

Rubens was the most versatile and
influential Baroque artist of northern
Europe in the seventeenth century.

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The United States Postal Service announced that it is issuing a new commemorative stamp honoring the late President George H. W. Bush.

The stamp, which is now available for pre-order, will be available for
delivery following a first-day-of-issue ceremony, which will be held on
Bush’s birthday, June 12, at the
George H.W. Bush Presidential Library
and Museum (shown below). Bush died November 30, 2018 at the age
of 94.

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Charles Wilson Peale’s portrait of Washington commemorating the victory at Princeton.

(FoxNews) – The storied blue sash worn by George Washington (above) during
the Revolutionary War has gone on display at Philadelphia’s Museum of the
American Revolution. The sash, on loan from Harvard’s Peabody Museum of
Ethnography and Archaeology, was rediscovered several years ago by Dr.
Philip Mead, chief historian and director of curatorial affairs at the Museum of
the American Revolution. Mead found the artifact at the Peabody Museum,
where it had essentially been hidden in plain sight for decades. He spent years
studying the sash before concluding that it was indeed the one worn by

The sash (below) which is on display until Oct. 9, is featured with a 1776 portrait
of Washington by Philadelphia artist Charles Willson Peale, which depicts him
wearing the sash. The portrait is on loan from the Brooklyn Museum.

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Washington’s uniform sash.

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George Washington depicted in the Battle of Princeton.

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