Daniel Scallet is a visiting assistant professor at Texas A&M—Corpus Christi. He is currently working on a manuscript examining the relationship among the Second Seminole War, antebellum political culture, and the institution of slavery.
Posts by Daniel Scallet
The first woman to paint the official portrait of a U.S. president, Greta Kempton also painted Cabinet officials, governors, senators, the head of the Atomic Energy Commission, two Postmasters General, a Supreme Court justice, several university presidents, and a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. But what would have happened if she had painted a self-portrait?