What Does the President Look Like? by Jane Hampton Cook

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Today, President Obama's image is everywhere you look, but how did Americans know what George Washington looked like when he was president? And why isn't George smiling on that dollar bill in your pocket? Think Currier and Ives made only Christmas cards sung about in Sleigh Bells? Think again. Posters of presidents--not one horse sleighs-- made Currier and Ives a household name. Did a single photograph of Abraham Lincoln really elect him president? And why didn't Andrew Jackson laugh at those cartoons? What Does the President Look Like answers these curious questions and many others to show how technology and new inventions have both shaped and made presidents--and America--over the years. And don't forget to grab your digital camera; you just might meet the real president along the way.
 

About Jane Hampton Cook

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Jane Hampton Cook is the coauthor of Stories of Faith & Courage from the War in Iraq & Afghanistan and author of Stories of Faith & Courage from the Revolutionary War and The Faith of America's First Ladies. She and her husband, Dr. John Kim Cook, are the parents of two boys.
 
Published February 20, 2011 by Kane/Miller Book Publishers. 22 pages
Genres: History, Children's Books.

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Piven makes presidents, Walter Wick–style, from assemblages of small toys, jelly beans, plastic ears, cutlery, American flag pins, dismembered doll limbs, and other found objects, creating 16 caricatures that riff on Presidential foibles or backgrounds.

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Highlighting different presidents and moving chronologically from Washington to Obama, Cook explains how old techniques and new technologies have allowed people to view the president.

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"Before YouTube, television, and cameras, how did people know what the president looked like?"

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