Abigail Adams’ Letter

Abigail Smith Adams (1744-1818) was the second of three daughters born to a well-respected family, her father being a Congregationalist minister in Massachusetts. [1] Due to her poor health in her early life Abigail had no formal education. [2] In fact, at a time when female education was “neglected” and it had become “fashionable…to ridicule [...]

By | 2018-06-01T14:27:31+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Categories: Historical Document, Library|0 Comments

Abraham Lincoln Portrait & Emancipation Proclamation

The following print of the Emancipation Proclamation is done as a calligraphic portrait of Abraham Lincoln. The words of the Emancipation Proclamation are done in such a way that they form the face of Lincoln. The Emancipation Proclamation was issued on January 1, 1863. * Originally published: December 19, 2016.

By | 2018-03-12T07:35:51+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Categories: Historical Document, Library|0 Comments

Wentworth Cheswell Documents

Wentworth Cheswell (sometimes Chiswell or Cheswill), from New Hampshire, held some position in local government for half a century, holding a position every year from 1768 until 1817. Below are documents from the WallBuilders library signed by Cheswell during the twelve years he served as Justice of the Peace. Wentworth Cheswell Document from 1812 Wentworth [...]

By | 2018-04-24T13:44:11+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Categories: Historical Document, Library|0 Comments

Christmas Prayer from Lunar Orbit

The astronauts of Apollo 8 (the first manned mission to the moon) entered orbit around the moon on Christmas Eve, 1968. While circling the moon, the three astronauts hosted a live telecast in which all three read from Genesis 1 and then Frank Borman delivered a special Christmas greeting. WallBuilders Collection includes a document signed [...]

By | 2017-12-29T11:08:42+00:00 December 29th, 2017|Categories: Historical Document, Library|0 Comments

Civil War Christmas Card

Below, from WallBuilders' Collection, is a Christmas Card from Frank Browning (a Civil War quartermaster) to his sister, dated December 25, 1864. The Lord's Prayer. Our Father who art in Heaven. Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily [...]

By | 2017-12-27T11:25:25+00:00 December 27th, 2017|Categories: Historical Document|0 Comments

Official White House Christmas Ornaments

1985 - Silhouettes of Dolley Payne Madison & President James Madison 1986 Ornament 1987 Ornament 1988 - Reads: The Children of President Jackson's family request you to join them on Christmas Day at four o'clock P.M., in a frolic in the East Room. * Originally published: Dec. 15, 2016. fiogf49gjkf05

By | 2017-12-29T11:08:49+00:00 December 23rd, 2017|Categories: Historical Document, Library|0 Comments

Pearl Harbor – Orders of the Day for the USS California

The USS California (a battleship stationed in the Pacific) was one of the eight battleships sunk at Pearl Harbor. During the attack on December 7, 1941, it took three direct hits -- two torpedoes and one bomb, killing over 100 crew. The California caught fire and the remainder of the crew made their way to [...]

By | 2018-03-15T14:03:08+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Categories: Historical Document, Library|0 Comments

Civil War Baptism Competition

William Cogswell The author of this letter, John Munroe, enlisted as a private in the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry at the age of 19 on May 22, 1861, and served until mustered out on July 1, 1864. During the war he acted as the musician for K Company. [i] Aside from this, not much [...]

By | 2017-12-07T09:33:01+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Categories: Historical Document|0 Comments

Sewing Machine from the Lodz Ghetto

Entrance to Lodz In Poland, the Nazi persecution of the Jews was concentrated at two main centers throughout the Second World War—Warsaw and Lodz. Both of those cities were transformed into large Jewish Ghettos which served as slave labor camps with the express intention of working the Jews to either death or until [...]

By | 2017-12-01T12:10:43+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Historical Document, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Defence of the Use of the Bible in Schools

The following is part of the transcript from a letter written in 1791, which was published by the American Tract Society in 1830. To purchase the whole text of Dr. Rush's letter, see The Bible in Schools pamphlet that can be found in the WallBuilders store. Dear Sir: It is now several months since I [...]

By | 2017-10-05T08:09:40+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Historical Document, Library|0 Comments