Friday, March 1, 2013

Frank in Wax

A realistic wax figure of Franklin Pierce at Mme. Tussaud's Wax Museum in Washington, D.C. comes complete with awesome coiffure.

Fair and Balanced

The Concord (NH) Monitor is to be commended for presenting different opinions on Franklin Pierce. In "My Turn: Franklin Pierce Day? No Way!" Paul Mirski responds to legislation proposed to make November 23 Franklin Pierce Day in New Hampshire. Mirski calls Pierce's presidency "a New Hampshire embarrassment." In the same issue, Kathleen Braden paints a more sympathetic portrait of Handsome Frank in her article, "Busting the Myths of Franklin Pierce's Legacy."