President William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States, had a Yellow-headed Mexican parrot named “Washington Post.” Reportedly, the parrot was quite patriotic. When McKinley whistled the beginning of “Yankee Doodle” the parrot would complete it.
President McKinley’s Parrot
- Jacqueline Kennedy christening the USS Lafayette, 1962 — First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy christening the USS Lafayette (SSBN 616), a submarine, on May 8, 1962 at Electric Boat, General Dynamics, in Groton, Connecticut. Share the History Love... [...]
- Flying above Washington, D.C. — Airplane flying above Washington, D.C. with the Washington Monument in the background sometime between 1914-1929. Share the History Love... [...]
- Fire Department forms a “V” for victory, 1943 — Members of the District of Columbia’s Fire Department form a “V” for victory in front of the U.S. Capitol, May 1943. The photo below is of the ladders of the fire engines forming a “V” in front of the Capitol – it was taken before the one above. Share the History Love... [...]
- Bison skulls used as fertilizer, 1870 — In the 19th century, American bison were hunted to near extinction. Entrepreneurs and hunters killed the animals for their prized skins and left their bodies behind to decay. In this picture, a poacher is seen standing on a pile of around 100,000 bison skulls waiting to be crushed down for fertilizer. Share the History Love... [...]
- Officers at Signal Corps’ Georgetown camp, 1861 — Group of officers in training gathered around their chief, Major Albert Myer, who is seated in the center wearing the field officer’s double row of brass buttons, at Signal Corps’s Georgetown camp in 1861. Myer is known as the father of the U.S. Army Signal Corps. Share the History Love... [...]