A Transatlantic Journey: Sandham Symes in America and Canada, 1841

A Transatlantic Journey: Sandham Symes in America and Canada, 1841

Sandham Symes appears to have been a fascinating character. He embodied a keen sense of adventure, travelling widely and experiencing new situations. When Symes reached Washington in early June of 1841, he managed to depict four iconic scenes of American political life, some of which were in their early stages of development, with the Treasury Department building still under construction at the time.

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Japanese State Dinners

Japanese State Dinners

Following the close of World War II, Japan and the United States developed a close alliance and strategic and trade partnerships. Beginning with Gerald R. Ford in November 1974, seven U.S. presidents have made journeys to Japan, and the Japanese heads of state and government have also visited the White House.

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