In the United States of America, President’s Day is always celebrated on the third Monday in February, and that occasion will serve a short four-week term as the theme of this month’s New York State Library public floor exhibit.
Two or three print items representative of each of the 45 (to date) U.S. presidents have been selected for display, at least one of which carries an image of the chief executive in question.
The earliest item located is a George Washington funeral oration published in Albany in 1800. The more modern presidents from John F. Kennedy onward are also represented by vintage and fresh periodical covers in the longer display cases that ring the elevator lobby.
A list of the titles on display in the main exhibit cases, and more information can be found on the Exhibits page.