A Student of History

January 11, 2008


Filed under: Art,Early America — John Maass @ 9:02 am

Yesterday I saw the exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery in DC called “Legacy: Spain and the United States in the Age of Independence, 1763-1848.”  It goes through 2/10.  It is very well done, includes some maps and the original copies of the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, which ended the US-Mexican War in 1848.  There’s also the oldest known map of San Francisco Bay, which was interesting to see.  More details are available on line at the press release.  All in all, a well spent hour….

[King Carlos III]

1 Comment »

  1. I was always amazed of how history is manipulated wherever you live. I can tell that since I learned several languages and began to study history from different sources, countries and languages, I began to see how everything is underestimated, overestimated, apologized, ignored or whatever.
    It is curious to see how Spain has always been quite ignored in the history of US, some americans even think spain is some province in mexico…
    oh, i am a spaniard, from Madrid(Spain).

    Comment by ivan — August 31, 2009 @ 11:14 am | Reply

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