Today’s otherwise wholly unremarkable New York Times write-up on Newsweek’s editorial and financial health does contain the seeds of an interesting parlor game: whose heads-as-busts adorn editor Jon Meacham’s desk?
The original photo is a little wide, so some squinting and guessing is necessary. But from left to right, I think we’re looking at Lincoln, FDR, Jefferson, and Truman. This “ultimate thinking person” clearly loves his ex-presidents and his statuary.
But where’s Jackson? Maybe he’s the actually the third head from left?
Feel free to offer alternate identifications in comments.