Topic: Architecture

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Battle at Bunker’s Hill

This image by John Trumbull depicts the death of General Joseph Warren at the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775. When Trumbull met Thomas Jefferson in...
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Engraving of the White House

This image is an engraving of the president’s house in Washington, D.C. Designed by James Hoban, an Irish architect, this picture shows how the building looked before the...
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Front View of the Bank of England

This is an image of the Bank of England. Throughout the 18th century, this was the most powerful private institution in Great Britain. By lending money to the...
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High Street with the First Presbyterian Church

This print shows the Philadelphia’s First Presbyterian Church. Founded in 1698, the congregation moved into this elegant building in the 1790s. Designed by the artist John Trumbull, this...
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Jefferson to Madame de Tessé

In this letter to Madame de Tessé, who Jefferson met while serving as minister to France, Jefferson shares his appreciation for the classical architecture he had seen during...
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Jefferson to Madame de Tessé (Audio)

This is a dramatic reading of a letter from Jefferson to Madame de Tessé, an aunt-in-law of Lafayette with a strong interest in government and politics. In the...
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Jefferson to William Short

In this self-serving letter to his former secretary, Jefferson contrasted the condition of slaves in the U.S. not with other slaves in other countries, but with European peasant...
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Lutheran Church

This print shows Old Lutheran Church, a German congregation in Philadelphia. The large building with its distinctive architecture was begun in 1769 to serve the city’s growing numbers...
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Old East

This drawing depicts Old East at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. North Carolina was one of several states that established publicly-funded colleges in the post-revolutionary...
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Portrait of John Locke

John Locke (1632-1704) was an English philosopher and political theorist. His Enlightenment theories greatly influenced Thomas Jefferson and his writing of the Declaration of Independence. Locke’s portrait is...