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Grover Cleveland, the only President to get married in the White House, married 21-year-old Frances Folsom, above, in the Blue Room in 1886. The blue furniture, as shown in Waddell's painting, Something Blue, is still in the White House collection. Click here to explore the painting.
White House Historical Association
Captain Hook (left) and her accomplice, Vanessa XKiller, vandalize a bear statue in L.A.'s Griffith Park in the most cozy way possible: with a hand-crocheted hoodie. Stepping back to assess their handiwork, Vanessa concludes, it's "gangster cute."
Jennifer Sharpe/via Flickr
In the late 1990s, both Marinovich and Silva traveled to the Middle East to photograph the ongoing clashes in the region. Silva captured this image of a young Palestinian boy throwing a tire in the West Bank town of A-Ram in March 1997.
Maggy Rozycki Hiltner's Hothouse Flowers, made of found fabrics, is one of many works on display in the Textile Museum's Green: The Color and the Cause exhibit in Washington, D.C. Click here to see the full textile.