Along with Thomas Paine, Frederick Douglass and Christopher Hitchens (among others), Thomas Jefferson is one of my historical heroes. Although the Bible is not my book, nor am I a religious man, I find artifacts like this fascinating and thank goodness for museums like the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. for conserving it and putting it on display, for anyone who travels to the museum to see. I will not speak too much about this book, but should you want to learn more, you can click here. I've read for several years references to this book, but when I saw it in person, I admit, I felt the goose bumps rising on my arms. For those who love to travel, for whatever reason, know the feeling upon reaching a destination.
|I photographed the bibles by carefully placing my camera against the cases to steady it, then took several pictures.|