Arizona — 113,956 sq. m., of which 146 sq. m. is water; 5th state in size; admitted to the Union in 1912. State flower - Saguaro (cactus). Capital - Phoenix. One of the greatest sources of copper in the world. Mining and smelting is the leading industry. Places of interest: Roosevelt Dam in Salt River; Coolidge Dam in Gila River; Colorado River steel arch bridge at Topock, span 592 ft.;
PANAMA-PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION, SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.
CELEBRATE THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1939-40 WORLD'S FAIRS In New York and San Francisco Look for more World's Fair Postcards on the Postcardy Blog on Fridays.
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Dress of Martha Washington
Wife of President George Washington (1789-1797)
Dress of Sarah Childress Polk
Wife of President James Polk (1845-1849)
Dress of Mary Todd Lincoln
Wife of President Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865)
The postcards above show the dresses of three First Ladies of the United States at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C, a group of museums and research centers administered by the Government of the United States. It was originally organized as the "United States National Museum." These postcards were published in the 1930s.
The First Lady of the United States is the White House hostess and is normally the wife of the President of the United States. The First Lady is not paid a salary and has no official duties. However, she attends many official ceremonies and functions of state either along with or in place of the president. (source: Wikipedia)
The First Ladies Exhibit at the Smithsonian explores the unofficial but important position of first lady and the ways that different women have shaped the role to make their own contributions to the presidential administrations and the nation. The first ladies exhibit has long been one of the most popular attractions at the Smithsonian Institution. It includes many of the gowns worn by First Ladies. Over the years the exhibit has been expanded and updated.
The Santa Fe System embraces more than 13,100 miles of track, stretching from the Great Lakes, west to the Pacific Coast, and south to the Gulf of Mexico and the Mexsican border. It is the only railroad under one management between Chicago and California, and operates the only double track line between Chicago and Los Angeles.