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Near Kempton in Tipton County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Dunham House

 
 
The Dunham House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, November 10, 2010
1. The Dunham House Marker
(Click on any of these photos to see the details.)
Inscription. In 1849, Jacob Dunham and Catherine Goodnight Dunham, originally from Virginia and Pennsylvania, purchased this land, formerly part of the Miami Indian Reserve, through a U. S. Land Grant. Their grandson, William Riley Dunham, was an Indiana Legislator who built the house, circa 1880's The Dunham family was committed to serving the public in politics, medicine, education, and agriculture. Other families that married into Dunham family were by the name Goodnight, Kearney, and Stroup.

This Dunham Family is the same line which produced the 44th President of the United States and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Barack H. Obama. President Obama and his family first visited the Dunham House on May 3, 2008.
 
Erected 2010.
 
Location. 40° 16.827′ N, 86° 13.897′ W. Marker is near Kempton, Indiana, in Tipton County. Marker is on South West Street (a.k.a.: Ct. Rd. S 1150 W) north of Indiana Route 28, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 709 South West Street, Kempton IN 46049, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tipton County (Indiana) Veterans Memorial (approx. 9.7 miles away); Tipton County (Indiana) World War I and II Memorial
Obverse View - - The Dunham House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, November 10, 2010
2. Obverse View - - The Dunham House Marker
(approx. 10 miles away); Land Between The Rivers (approx. 10.1 miles away); a different marker also named Tipton County (Indiana) Veterans Memorial (approx. 10.1 miles away); Tipton County Courthouse (approx. 10.1 miles away); General John Tipton (approx. 10.1 miles away); New Purchase Boundary (Treaty of St. Mary's) (approx. 10.6 miles away); Haynesí Horseless Carriage (approx. 14.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. "A History in Progress". Courtesy "thedunhamhouse.com" (Official Web-site of The Dunham House):: is a link to the history of Dunham House - - plus an introduction Video of interest. Follow all its links... (Submitted on November 11, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. Photos and Video Tour - - "A Look Inside"::. Courtesy "thedunhamhouse.com" (Official Web-site of The Dunham House):: are photos and a 23 minute video tour of the Dunham House. Follow all its links. (Submitted on November 11, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
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Top of The Dunham House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, November 10, 2010
3. Top of The Dunham House Marker
Wide Obverse View - - The Dunham House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, November 10, 2010
4. Wide Obverse View - - The Dunham House Marker
The Dunham House -and- Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, November 10, 2010
5. The Dunham House -and- Marker
The Dunham House Photo, Click for full size
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, November 10, 2010
6. The Dunham House
Barack Obama Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, February 16, 2015
7. Barack Obama
This 3–D printed portrait of Barack Obama can be found in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C.

“Before the development of photography in th early nineteenth century, artists created life masks to capture an accurate likeness of a person. Life and death masks also helped memorialize individuals. Phrenology, the pseudoscience of reading character through facial features and the shape of the head, also fueled interest in life and death masks in the nineteenth century.

In 2014 President Barack Obama became the first sitting president to have his likeness captured with 3–D imaging and printing technologies. The Smithsonian's Digitization Program Office created this high–resolution 1:1 scale 3–D image by combining a series of digital photographs with data from patterned light scanners. The resulting image captures, with great accuracy, the actual features of the subject, as opposed to a portrait artist's interpretation of those features.

This is one of a number of the Portrait Gallery's likenesses of President Obama. The president's official portrait for the museum's ĎAmerica's Presidentsí installation will be commissioned at a later time.” — National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 946 times since then and 164 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   7. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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