Description A portrait of President Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson was the principal author of, and a signer of, the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the third President of the United States from 1801 to 1809. He envisioned America as a force to counter the imperialism of the British Empire. Several major accomplishments during his presidency include the Louisiana Purchase (1803), which doubled the size of the United States, and the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804 to 1806), which significantly advanced geographic and scientific knowledge of North America. Jefferson was one of the most influential Founding Fathers and scholars consistently rank him as one of the greatest U.S. presidents. -Wikipedia. This image comes from a vintage source as cited in the image. For more information on Thomas Jefferson visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Jefferson
Richard Eslinger, Farmington Hills, Michigan Member Since January 2011 Artist Statement Hello, I'm Richard Eslinger, the creator of this Imagekind gallery.
For most of my career I worked as an engineer and computer graphics specialist. In more recent years, I discovered a hobby of searching archival sources for historic, interesting, or important vintage images. I refurbish them with graphics software and imprint them on stone, tile, wood, paper, or glass in various ways. This has led to the presentation of some interesting artwork. Some of the results of this hobby can be seen on this Imagekind gallery as well as my website https://www.vintage-imaging.com.
I also work in a trophy and awards business, Great Lakes Trophies and Engraving (GLTE) in Garden City, Michigan. You can visit us at www.greatlakestrophies.com to see some of the items we make and sell. I program and operate our engraving machines for trophies and recognition awards. We have 5 engraving machines including 3 laser engravers and 2 mechanical engravers. Programming and running them is an art in its own right and requires an artistic view and use of computer graphics software.
I live in Farmington Hills, Michigan with my wife, Karen. Thank you for visitingmy Imagekind gallery. To view more historical images, visit my website at https://www.vintage-imaging.com