Who was Columbia, the first personification of America?
You may be familiar with the word "Columbia." It is after all known across the US, and has been used to name all sorts of things, from cities and rivers to universities, record labels, and space shuttles. The origins of the name can be traced back to explorer Christopher Columbus. It was then used to identify the first personification of America. So Columbia, also known as Lady Columbia, or Miss Columbia, has been around for a long time, even representing America before Uncle Sam. But who was Columbia, really? Click through this gallery and find out about the earliest personification of America.
40 Rare Photos of the Kennedys' Personal Life—From Vacations to Time at Home
The snapshots with Caroline and JFK Jr. are the best. As far as America's most famous families go, it's hard to measure up to the Kennedys, the closest thing the United States has ever had to a royal family. But even with the presidential campaigns, celebrity romances, and new generations, it seems that what fascinates us the most about the Kennedys is their lifestyle. That's especially true about the "Camelot" years, when John F. Kennedy, his wife, Jackie, and their young kids, Caroline and John F. Kennedy Jr., lived in the White House. More than 60 years later, we still love to talk about them—specifically what they wore, where they vacationed, and how they spent their days in the '50s and '60s. Scroll through to see rare photos of JFK, Jackie, and the Kennedy family—from quiet moments on the Kennedy Compound and time spent with their pony, Macaroni, to life in the White House.