Thursday, November 17, 2005

From Warsaw to Washington

"Polish Declarations of Admiration and Friendship for the United States is a presentation of the first 13 manuscript volumes of a larger collection of 111 volumes compiled in Poland in 1926 and delivered to President Calvin Coolidge at the White House to honor the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence" in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress.
"Richly illustrated with original works by prominent Polish graphic artists, the collection includes the greetings and signatures of national, provincial, and local government officials, representatives of religious, social, business, academic, and military institutions, and approximately 5 ½ million school children."
I'm just astounded by the extent to which the Polish emissaries went in the name of friendship and diplomacy. Imagine if President Coolidge had turned around and presented them with a plate or a vase!

1 comment :

R H said...

Or a teddy bear.

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