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Lee R. John

National Museum of American History

John Lee and John Tomas in Native Dress Outside Wood Frame House n.d

National Anthropological Archives
Black and white photoprint

Spike Lee

National Portrait Gallery

0.03 John McLouglin, Jason Lee and Wagon on Oregon Trail design file

Smithsonian Libraries
Oregon Territory Issue

John Short Nose and Francis Lee, Carlisle Students DEC 1888

National Anthropological Archives
Black and white gelatin glass negative

Book, A System of Natural Philosophy

National Museum of American History
This illustrated volume has the lengthy but descriptive title A System of Natural Philosophy: In Which the Principles of Mechanics, Hydrostatics,Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Acoustics, Optics, Astronomy, Electricity, and Magnetism are Familiarly Explined and Illustrated by More Than two Hundred Engravings to Which Are Added, Questions for the Examination of the Pupils Designed both the Use of Schools and Academies.The book first appeared in 1830, with reprintings and revisions as late as 1871. The author, John Lee Comstock (1789-1858), was a Connecticut physician who published books on a wide range of scientific topics as well as philosophy and the Greek revolution. This copy has no front cover.

John and Kimiko Powers to Sherman Lee

Archives of American Art
1 letter : handwritten

Letter from John and Kimiko Powers to Sherman E. Lee.

A System of Natural Philosophy

National Museum of American History

Lee Highway, Virginia

Smithsonian American Art Museum

St. John

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Axiom, WALL·E

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Helilulu (He-lee-lee) kachina

National Museum of the American Indian

Henry Lee

National Portrait Gallery
The first casualties of the War of 1812 resulted from Americans fighting Americans. On the night of July 27, 1812, Baltimore erupted into violent riots against those who opposed the weeks-old war, including Revolutionary War hero "Light-Horse Harry" Lee. Lee found himself barricaded in a house with supporters of a Federalist newspaper editor who had spoken out against war. When the mob attacked, the besieged men defended themselves, causing the death of a ringleader and further inciting the pro-war mob. Near morning, city leaders finally intervened, escorting the Federalists to jail for their own protection. That night, angry citizens broke in and brutally attacked the men, killing sixty-year-old veteran James McCubbin Lingan. Lee was smuggled out of the city and survived, although he never recovered from his wounds. He died six years later, when his son Robert E. Lee was only eleven.

Robert E. Lee

National Portrait Gallery
Born Stratford, Westmoreland County, Virginia

When General Robert E. Lee rode away from Appomattox Court House in April 1865, the only certainty in his life was change. Like the nation, he would embrace peace and reunification, but like southerners in general he faced the challenges of rebuilding. For Lee personally, he was a civilian once more after a military career of nearly thirty-six years. In June he applied for a pardon—which allegedly was lost by federal bureaucrats—and in August he was elected president of Washington College in Lexington, Virginia, a position he would hold until his death in October 1870. Never intending to be the model of a reconstructed Confederate, he was looked upon as such—revered in the South and respected in the North.

Oil-Wick Miner’s Lamp Patent Model

National Museum of American History
This oil-wick lamp is a patent model constructed by John Q. Lee of Plymouth, Pennsylvania that received patent number 176,650, dated April 25, 1876. The patent claims as its invention “A lamp-top composed of two thicknesses, and united by having one piece turned up and over the projecting flanges of the other, thereby dispensing with the use of solder.” A soldered top could come undone from the heat of the flame.

Caroline Chrysler Lee

National Portrait Gallery

Henry John Kaiser

National Portrait Gallery

James Paris Lee

National Portrait Gallery

Running with the Kenyans: Discovering the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth by Adharanand Finn

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
“In 1975 … thirty-four marathons were run in under 2 hours 20 minutes by American runners, twenty-three by British runners,...
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