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President Obama's Inauguration, Washington 2009 (detail) by Roanna Wells, hand stitch on wool from an ongoing series looking at situations that bring people together for a common cause.

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Grey satin gown embroidered with a fern motif in beads and pearls by Hardy Amies. Worn for a state banquet given for the Queen by President Eisenhower at the White House, 1957

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List of the Presidents of the United States of America -- (This Photo was uploaded by Juanitaharris1.)

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from allposters.com

US Capital, Washington, DC

Capitol Hill... Washington DC

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June 24, 1896: Booker T. Washington, president of Tuskegee Institute, becomes the first African American to be awarded an honorary degree by Harvard University. Born into slavery in Virginia, Washington moved to Alabama in 1881 to open Tuskegee Normal School. He soon gained fame as an educational leader among black Americans, a fact which Harvard recognized with a Master of Arts degree.

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from Mail Online

Dancing with Dirty Harry: Unseen pictures of 24-year-old Diana at White House gala show princess looking nervous in front of stars

Princess Diana dancing with John Travolta at a White House ball in 1985. Amazing!

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I know this isn't Renaissance, but the embroidery inspires me. English silk brocade dress, 1789

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from Scholastic Teachers

Election 2012: May the Best Character Win! Part 2

The White House, USA. Visit Pennsylvania Avenue for a gleaming close-up of American presidency.

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Washington DC, been there twice and saw lots of things, but there is still so much more to see!

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1920s urchin. You know this kid grew up to be a fierce old lady. Or died early of lung cancer. TF ~ I believe this is a picture of a 'midget' not a kid.

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