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  • Latest News: New Book on Pictorial Maps

    Designed to educate, amuse, or advertise, pictorial maps were a clever and colorful component of print culture in the mid-20th century, often overlooked in studies of cartography. A new book published by the Library of Congress in association with the University of Chicago Press, “Picturing America: The Golden Age of...

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James Monroe on the $100 Bill?

James Monroe on the $100 BillDid you know that prior to Benjamin Franklin, James Monroe's portrait was on the $100 bill?  From 1878 until 1882, when Thomas H. Benton's portrait was used, James Monroe graced the $100 bill.  The reverse was printed in black ink, unlike any other U.S. Federal Government issued dollar bill.  Click Here for more information about the $100 bill.




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Last Updated on Friday, 21 October 2011 16:18