Signatures of all our presidents
Some of these are so wonderfully exquisite, like William Henry Harrison’s, Or Gerald Ford’s.
Washington’s signature looks like a piece of art like goddamn calligraphy.
For some reason Andrew Jackson felt the need to underline his name, and I’m not gonna lie but John Quincy Adams’ signature tells me that he hadn’t ever mastered the art of writing in cursive because it looks like the handwriting of a six year old. His dad’s name, on the other hand, looks like a teenage girl wrote it.
Jefferson’s looks like he was drunk every time he had to sign something, and God knows what was going on with Taft when he signed his name. Must’ve been tripping on acid.
But notice the gradual change from elegant penmanship to mere scribbles like men need to learn how to write beautifully again.
the shift really is clear
Periodic Table of the Presidents
An eighth grade social studies teacher has created the Periodic Table of the Presidents, ordered by their presidential numbers and grouped by historical eras. Each president’s cell is color-coded according to his political party (Republican presidents are red and Democratic presidents are blue), and each cell includes the president’s name, number, unique name abbreviation, number of times elected as president and years in office. It’s a rare geeky cool moment in politics.