White House History 33:
The White House Neighborhood and the War Unseen 1846–1848
The third in a series focusing on the President's Neighborhood, this issue of White House History looks at the era of the Mexican-American War in Washington through a complete transcription of the diary of Elizabeth Dixon, wife of Congressman James Dixon; and articles on a statue of Thomas Jefferson; a portrait of the conquistador Cortés; and the furnishings President and Mrs. Polk collected for the Nashville mansion they hoped would be their "Mount Vernon." Also featured is a collection of early daguerreotypes of the capital
city taken during the war.
WATCH NOW : William Seale introduces "The White House Neighborhood and the War Unseen 1846–1848"
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