Friday, February 18, 2011

Spot At Madame Tussauds in Washington D.C.

The rather spooky assemblage shown above is something that could never happen in real life, a gathering of all 44 U.S. Presidents. The figures are part of a new American presidents exhibit at Madame Tussaud's wax museum in Washington. The gallery will show all of the presidents together in the nation's capital for the first time as part of a $2 million renovation of the wax museum. Each president is surrounded by items that relate to his presidency and life.

Some presidents are shown with low lights from their presidency. Herbert Hoover stands with a display of Hooverville, the name given to the shanty towns of the homeless and jobless that sprung up during the Great Depression.

President Carter is posed next to a gas pump, a reference to the late 1970s gas crisis.

President George W. Bush stands with images from 9/11 including the crash at the Pentagon.

Presidents James K. Polk, President John Tyler, President William Henry Harrison, and President Martin Van Buren stand amidst campaign memorabilia.

President John Adams and President Thomas Jefferson seem posed for a spirited debate on the principles of founding a nation.


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