Life, liberty,
and the pursuit of fuck yeah.
-Thomas Jefferson, June 1776

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June 8th
04:00

ladyhistory:

the-fighting-temeraire:

Sitting here trying to figure out why Thomas Jefferson in HBO’s John Adams is kinda good-looking, and then it hits me that he plays Stannis Baratheon. Dang.

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YESSSSS 

ANOTHER ONE HAS BEEN CONVERTED TO THE “HOT DAMN MR. JEFFERSON” CLUB

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May 19th
04:00

Principles of Freedom - The Epstein Collection - Thomas Jefferson to Dr. Benjamin Rush

staysandstories:

strawberry-fox:

This is an invitation from Thomas Jefferson to Dr. Benjamin Rush

Look closely at the outside of the letter, at the names of the recipient… and the sender…

??????!!!!

EEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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May 18th
12:46
staysandstories:

madtomedgar:

strawberry-fox:


A pair of green-tinted spectacles is on display in the Monticello Visitors Center. These are believed to have belonged to Thomas Jefferson, although we do not know precisely what he used them for. According to Silvio Bedini, tinted glasses first appeared around 1810. They were not typically used as sunglasses as we might think of them, but “to improve the vision out of doors.”

why is he not depicted wearing these in every portrait

Somebody with art skills please rectify this horrible oversight.


bitchin

staysandstories:

madtomedgar:

strawberry-fox:

A pair of green-tinted spectacles is on display in the Monticello Visitors Center. These are believed to have belonged to Thomas Jefferson, although we do not know precisely what he used them for. According to Silvio Bedini, tinted glasses first appeared around 1810. They were not typically used as sunglasses as we might think of them, but “to improve the vision out of doors.”

why is he not depicted wearing these in every portrait

Somebody with art skills please rectify this horrible oversight.

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bitchin

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April 12th
23:01
22:42

Happy birthday Mr. Jefferson

The mod is flying from India to France today and so can’t post anything in honor of this day, so why not hit up the submit box with your favorites and I’ll share those next weekend to spread out the Jefferson love?

February 20th
13:14
February 12th
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February 11th
04:00
mstuver:

Here’s a broader view of the Thomas Jefferson statue in Louisville, KY

mstuver:

Here’s a broader view of the Thomas Jefferson statue in Louisville, KY

February 10th
04:00

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February 8th
04:00
"His [Thomas Jefferson’s] dress when in the house, is a grey surtout coat, kerseymere stuff waistcoat, with an under one faced with some material of a dingy red. His Pantaloons are very long, loose, & of the same colour as his coat. His stockings are woollen, either white or grey, & his shoes of the kind that bear his name. His whole dress is neglected but not slovenly. He wears a common round hat. He wears on horseback a grey strait bodiced coat, & a spencer of the same material, both fastened with large pearl buttons. When we first saw him he was riding, & in addition to the above, wore round his throat a knit white woolen tipet, in the place of a cravat, & black velvet gaiters under his Pantaloons."
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Daniel Webster on Thomas Jefferson (via foundingfatherfest)

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