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  • Latest News: The Library Has A New Book

    A new book exploring the history of the card catalog, that venerated chest of small drawers that contained the known universe, has been published by the Library of Congress in association with Chronicle Books.

    Click here for more information.

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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