archaeology
Lock of George Washington’s Hair Found Tucked Inside Old Book

While conducting an inventory of archived documents, curators at Union College in Schenectady, New York, discovered strands hair attributed to George Washington, #POTUS1, in an envelope inside a leather book. Read More >>

history
John F. Kennedy Lived With More Pain Than We Realised

A re-evaluation of JFK’s health history and medical records paints a portrait a man who had to endure a surprising amount of physical discomfort throughout his short life. As president, he did his best to hide his misery from the public—no small miracle, given just how much pain he was forced to endure. Read More >>

history
Rediscovered 1920s Home Videos Are the First to Show the White House in Colour

An archivist working at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library has stumbled upon colour home video taken in the late 1920s by former First Lady Lou Hoover. Incredibly, this is very likely the first colour film to show a US President, the First Lady, and the White House. Read More >>