Friday, August 22, 2008

National Presidential Wax Museum- Adams and Jefferson

This image from the National Presidential Wax Museum in Keystone South Dakota is similar to the the picture I posted on the 4th of July. This time we actually have the Committee of Five. Although all five of the men are present, the museum highlights the fact that there are two future Presidents in it. Adams and Jefferson both helped draft the declaration, and each were later elected President.

I had a hard time identifying the figures last time due to their lack of similarity to the actual persons, but I expect to do better this time. This is supposed to be John Adams.

Here is Thomas Jefferson, writing the document.

Benjamin Franklin is always the easiest to identify.

Robert R. Livingston I presume.

And that leaves Roger Sherman.

Visit the National Presidential Wax Museum website here.



Purplepeanut said...

Hi, Bob! You're three-for-five on the National Pres. Wax Museum identification. Just swap Sherman and Livingston, and you've got it. Was there in June and the display is indeed, fantastic. Will send you some pictures soon hopefully -- including some of the original sculptor of the Jefferson figure -- but the computer and scanning arrangements on my end are going much slower than I'd hoped.

Richard Archer

Bob said...

Wow, so close. I was so sure because of the historic paintings of the guys i looked up. Oh well, thanks for the info Richard.


Purplepeanut said...

No problem, Bob. Actually, the only reason I knew Sherman and Livingston is because, when I went in June, they had nameplates with the figures, so I guess you could say I cheated a bit. (I have no clue what Sherman or Livingston looked like.) Wonder when they added the nameplates?


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