Presidents Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February, but it was originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington. Traditionally celebrated on February 22—Washington’s actual day of birth—the holiday became popularly known as Presidents Day after it was moved as part of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act (1971), an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents, past and present.
Honoring this celebration of our nation's presidents, below are links to blog posts I've written about presidential portraiture. In the end, I don't care what we call it, as long as I still get the day off work.
U.S. Presidential Portraiture | January 2013
Behind the Scenes: Watch the President Get Printed in 3D | December 2014