Ulysses S. Grant Portrait

Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th President of the United States. He was a West Point graduate who led the Union Army during the Civil War. He served two terms as president but may be most well-remembered as having accepted Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House in 1865. This Ulysses S. Grant portrait is from a children’s book and makes the fierce general look somewhat grandfatherly to me.

Hill’s Album of Biography and Art is a wonderful vintage book by Thomas E. Hill. It was published in 1882. It was absolutely stuffed full of great illustrations. Some appear to be original to this book and I have spotted some in other publications of this period which would seem to mean they were either used by the publisher in multiple works or they were print foundry images.


This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.