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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Culture From Around the World Part 6: American (USA) Icons.

What is culture? Culture is the way of life of a people and it includes all of the habits, rituals, celebration, and rights. It also includes the food they eat, the clothes they wear, the method and means of preparing such and their reason for doing what they do; in other words culture include the entire way of life of the people. An understanding of ones culture and the culture of another aids to make us cultured, which is: it shapes our attitudes, behaviors and beliefs; it also affords us characteristic that positively aids and impacts our social and general conduct. So in my effort to contribute to and transform my friend in Bermuda into even more cultured citizens I will take the time to share with you exhibits as is displayed at the Brooklyn Museum. I hope you will share in my experience and quest to be even more cultured.

The War Council 1776. The people depicted in this sculpture are Abraham Lincoln Sitting, Com. of the Federal United Army Ulysses S. Grant (who later became president) and Sec. of War Edwin M. Stanton.

Pres. George Washington (later stage in life)

Young George Washington  

General John Blackburn

George Washington

Robert Fulton Born 1765 was a New Yorker who made his name as an engineer/inventor. He was accredited for inventing the first commercial steamboat. He was commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte to design the Nautilin: which is considered the first practical submarine in history.