Snapchat’s latest update allows users to face-swap with a photo from their device’s camera roll. Over the past week that’s produced a deluge of swaps with television and film star faces… but why not historical figures? And why not learn something new at the same time? Behold! Your newest Snapchat face-swap kit + reading material!
Unsure of how to use the face-swap feature on Snapchat? Not to worry, it’s easy. Simply save one of the photos we’ve provided here and then follow these instructions. We had Joaquin the Social Media Intern (aka Young Abe, for those of you who followed our April Fools’ Day gag) test them out, and he had a great time.
After posting your creation using #FoundingFaceSwap, check the links below each image to learn more. You’ll make your friends laugh with the snap, and then impress them with your knowledge of our Founding Fathers.
Did you know Washington had one remaining tooth at the time of his inauguration? During his lifetime he wore dentures made of cow, hippopotamus, and even human teeth (some his own), as well as ivory or lead. But he never wore wooden teeth. Check out these other common misconceptions about our first president.
Thomas Jefferson had pet mockingbirds, and served one of his favorites, macaroni and cheese, when entertaining and hosting dinners at the White House. Think you know everything about the man on the $2 bill? Here’s a set of common misconceptions about our third president.
Like wearing the color black? So did James Madison. He was also one of the shortest and lightest presidents to rule our country, standing just 5 feet, 6 inches and weighing less than 100 pounds. Learn more about James Madison (nicknamed “Jemmy” as a boy), watch him debate party politics, and discuss the ideal qualities of a president.
Benjamin Franklin visited Williamsburg in 1756, to receive the first honorary Master of Arts degree conferred by the College of William & Mary. After you face-swap him, go fly a reproduction 18th-century kite to banish from your mind the mental image of said face-swap.