|Benjamin Harrison, Official White House portrait, 1894, Eastman Johnson.|
|Benjamin Harrison, 1900, Theodore C. Steele, National Portrait Gallery|
|Benjamin Harrison's grandfather,|
President William Henry Harrison
|Portraits and their sources.|
|Come On Boys!, Battle of Resaca, May 13th to 16th, 1864.|
|President Benjamin Harrison,|
|Benjamin Harrison, as seen |
by Madame Tussaud's.
If you really want to learn the names of all forty-four presidents, one of the more enjoyable ways might be to pay a visit to Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in Washington, D.C. There you'll find life-size figures of, not only Benjamin Harrison (right), but all the other presidents lined up in order. Just don't try to shake hands with any of them. The museum has its own version of the secret service. First Lady, Caroline Harrison's official White House portrait (below) is by Daniel Huntington. Mrs. Harrison died of tuberculosis during her husband's re-election campaign in October, 1892. In 1896, having been defeated for reelection, Harrison, at age 62, remarried. His new wife was the widowed 37-year-old niece and former secretary of his deceased wife. Both his children were older than his new bride and refused to attend the wedding. Nonetheless, a year later, the couple had a child of their own. Harrison died in 1901 from influenza and is today buried in Indianapolis' Crown Hill Cemetery between his two wives.
|First Lady Caroline Harrison, 1894, Daniel Huntington.|
|During Harrison's term, the U.S. budget reached one-billion|
dollars for the first time. Harrison's political opponents
commemorated the event with his portrait on a one-million
dollar bill. There apparently wasn't room for more zeros.