This highly comprehensive volume includes all 44 American presidents, from the nation's first to the most recent. Concise text highlights their lives, the times, and political climate in which they lived. American presidents all appear on a postcard or two, as well as engravings, newspapers, product premium cards, trading cards, magazine illustrations, and official White House photographs. George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were featured on virtually thousands of postcards over the years, while Franklin Pierce and Rutherford Hayes appeared on considerably fewer. The remarkable illustrations bring the faces to life and make this an enjoyable and essential reference for historians, students of presidents, postcard collectors, and those interested in U.S. presidential memorabilia.