Today marks the celebrate of the 123rd anniversary of the founding of the
Daughters of the American Revolution! On October 11, 1890, eighteen
women attended the first official organizational meeting of the newly
formed DAR. By the end of the meeting,
eleven members had paid their dues, and the DAR opened for business with
$33 in the bank. This photo was taken by renowned photographer Mathew
Brady at the first DAR Continental Congress.