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Celebrating Three Presidents (Monroe, Buchanan, and Grant)


1914. James Monroe. from Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/91482930/

1820-1870. James Buchanan, bust portrait, facing right. from Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/96524290/

1880. Ulysses S. Grant, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left. from Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/94503915/

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Portraits of the Presidents and First Ladies, 1789-Present


James Monroe (1758-1831)

Letter, James Monroe to Thomas Jefferson seeking foreign policy advice, 17 October 1823.
James Monroe, July 30, 1795, French Mission Correspondence
James Monroe, October 9, 1779, Intelligence Report on Conditions in New York
James Monroe to George Washington, August 20, 1786
Law office of James Monroe, Fredericksburg, Virginia. Exterior of James Monroe's office
James Monroe, born 1758, died 1831 - president 1817-1825, author of the Monroe doctrine
Exhuming the remains of President Monroe in the Second Street Cemetery, NYC [Funeral of Pres. James Monroe]
James Monroe, L.L.D., President of the United States / painted by C.B. King ; engraved by Goodman & Piggot.
[James Monroe, half-length portrait, seated at desk, facing slightly left]
[James Monroe, view of the original part of Monroe's home, Ashland - Albemarle Co., Va.]
[Corner of room, with fireplace, in home of James Monroe, Ashlawn, Virginia]
[Mrs. James Monroe, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right]
[Mrs. James Monroe, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right]
James Monroe (America's Story)
The Monroe Doctrine (America's Story)
[James Monroe's tomb, near Richmond, Va.]
James Monroe Tomb, Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Independent City, VA
Lying in State at the City Hall, New York [Funeral of Pres. James Monroe]
Remains of President Monroe lying in state at the City Hall on Saturday, July 3, 1858
The ceremony at the grave, in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia [Funeral of Pres. James Monroe]
James Monroe: A Resource Guide (Web Guides)


James Buchanan (1791-1868)

James Buchanan. Judas. [Pictorial envelope]
James Buchanan to Winfield Scott, Monday, December 31, 1860 (New Secretary of War appointed)
James Buchanan to Abraham Lincoln, Monday, October 21, 1861 (Books left at White House)
James Buchanan, Democratic candidate for President of the United States
Hon. James Buchanan, democratic candidate for the presidency, 1856 / lith. & pub. by Th. Rabuske, N.Y.
James Buchanan / engraved by permission, from the original in the possession of J.C. Buttre.
[Painting of James Buchanan, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left]
James Buchanan, Secretary of State
James Buchanan Inauguration
Alexander Hamilton to James Buchanan, Friday, December 28, 1860 (Urges Buchanan to hold Fort Sumter)
James Buchanan to Dolley Payne Madison, June 8, 1848. Receipt.
Präsident Buchanan und Miss Harriet Lane besichtigen die japanisischen Geschenke
Harriet Lane Johnston
Harriet Lane Johnston [inaugural dress from First Ladies Collection, 9/3/24]
[Tomb of James Buchanan in Lancaster, Pa.]
James Buchanan: A Resource Guide (Web Guides)


Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885)

Ulysses S. Grant's commission as lieutenant general signed by Abraham Lincoln, 10 March 1864.
Ulysses S. Grant to Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, April 06, 1865 (Telegram forwarding dispatch from Gen. Sheridan)
Ulysses S. Grant to Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, March 10, 1864 (Telegram concerning Lincoln's dinner invitation) 
Ulysses S. Grant to Abraham Lincoln, Monday, March 20, 1865 (Telegram inviting Lincoln to visit City Point) 
Ulysses S. Grant to Abraham Lincoln, Wednesday, March 29, 1865 (Telegram reporting arrival at 2nd Corps headquarters) 
Ulysses S. Grant to William H. Seward, Thursday, February 02, 1865 (Telegram concerning Hampton Roads Conference) 
Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, Monday, September 12, 1864 (Reinforcements for General Sheridan)
Ulysses S. Grant to Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, March 30, 1865 (Telegram reporting military situation)
Funeral photographs and portraits of President Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant house, Galena, Illinois
[Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant (Julia Dent Grant), head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left]
[Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant, full-length portrait, standing, facing right, between table and chair]
Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. / S.S. Frizzell, del. ; F. Crow, col.
[General Ulysses S. Grant at his headquarters in Cold Harbor, Virginia]
[Ulysses S. Grant, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left]
[Ulysses S. Grant, full-length portrait, facing left, standing alongside his war horse, "Cincinnati"]
[President Ulysses S. Grant, half-length portrait, seated, facing right]
[Ulysses S. Grant, full-length portrait, seated at table with books and top hat, facing right]
The inauguration of Ulysses S. Grant as president of the United States, March 4th, 1869 - Chief Justice Chase administering the oath of office - the scene on and near the east portico of the Capitol, Washington, D.C. / HWS [monogram].
Ulysses S. Grant Boyhood House, 219 Grant Avenue, Georgetown, Brown County, OH
Ulysses S. Grant
Nellie Grant's Wedding March
The Wedding at the White House. The ceremony in the East Room--Rev. Dr. Tiffany declaring Mr. A.C.F. Sartoris and Miss Nellie Grant husband and wife
Tomb of General Ulysses S. Grant, Riverside Drive, New York City / Grant Wright, 1897.
Ulysses S. Grant
[Horse-drawn catafalque, Civil War veterans in parade, and spectators at funeral of Pres. Ulysses S. Grant. NYC]
[Small statue of Ulysses S. Grant, Abraham Lincoln, and Edwin McMasters Stanton, by Rogers].
[Line of men assembling in front of the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial statue].
Lieut. Gen'l Ulysses S. Grant, Com. in Chief Armies of U.S. [Stereograph]
[President Ulysses S. Grant delivering his inaugural address on the east portico of the U.S. Capitol, March 4, 1873].
Ulysses S. Grant: A Resource Guide (Web Guides)


Other Resources from the Internet


  James Monroe (White House)

  James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library
  James Monroe: American Experience (PBS)
  James Buchanan (White House)

  President James Buchanan's Wheatland
  James Buchanan: American Experience (PBS)
  Ulysses S. Grant (White House)

  Ulysses S. Grant: American Experience (PBS)
  Ulysses S. Grant: National Historic Site (National Park Service)
  Ulysses S. Grant (Civil War Trust)
  Ulysses S. Grant: Warrior (PBS)
  Miller Center, University of Virginia - U.S. Presidents



  James Monroe: Fifth President 1817-1825 (Getting to Know the U.S. Presidents) by Mike Venezia ~ ISBN-10: 0516274791 or ISBN-13: 978-0516274799 --- Ages 6 and up
  James Monroe: Our Fifth President by Ann Graham Gaines ~ISBN-10: 1602530343 or ISBN-13: 978-1602530348 --- Agues 9 and up
  James Monroe (The American Presidents) by Gary Hart ~ ISBN-10: 0805069607 or ASIN: B000S9D4SS
  The Last Founding Father: James Monroe and a Nation's Call to Greatness by Harlow Giles Unger ~ ISBN-10: 0306818086 or ASIN: B003R4ZBJG
  James Buchanan: Fifteenth President (Getting to Know the U.S. Presidents) by Mike Venezia ~ ISBN-10: 0516226207 or ISBN-13: 978-0516226200 --- Ages 6 and up
  James Buchanan by Andrew Santella ~ ISBN-10: 0756502632 or ISBN-13: 978-0756502638 --- Ages 9 and up
  President James Buchanan A Biography by Philip Shriver Klein ~ ASIN: B009ZNC4PW
  Harriet Lane (First Ladies) by Jill C. Wheeler ~ ISBN-10: 1604536314 or ISBN-13: 978-1604536317 --- Ages 8 and up
  Ulysses S. Grant: Union General and U.S. President (Signature Lives: Civil War Era series) by Brenda Haugen ~ ISBN-10: 075651066X or ISBN-13: 978-0756510664 --- Ages 10 and up
  The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace by H.W. Brands ~ ISBN-10: 0385532415 or ISBN-13: 978-0385532419
  Ulysses S. Grant: Defender Of The Union (Civil War Generals) by Earle Rice ~ ISBN-10: 1931798486 or ISBN-13: 978-1931798488 --- Grade 8-11
  History for Kids: The Illustrated Life of Ulysses S. Grant by Charles River Editors ~ Amazon Kindle Edition
  Presidents (Eyewitness Books) by James David Barber ~ ISBN-10: 0789488981 or ISBN-13: 978-0789488985 --- Ages 8 and up
  Basher History: US Presidents: Oval Office All-Stars by Simon Basher, Dan Green, and Edward Widmer ~ ISBN-10: 0753469243 or ISBN-13: 978-0753469248 --- Ages 10 and up



  American Experience - Ulysses S. Grant, Warrior President (2002) from PBS, 220 minutes
  The Presidents (2012) from A&E Home Video, 407 minutes