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George Washington

As the first president of the United States, George Washington was distinguished as the father of the new nation and greatly respected for his wisdom, honesty and leadership during the Revolution. Currier & Ives created numerous images of Washington's life, creating a visual history that established Washington as one of the nation's earliest heroes. In this bust-length portrait, the young president gazes out with confidence and strength, two important qualities in his role as leader.

Date: Undated

Artists: Currier & Ives
Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
Measurements: 20 1/4 x 26 inches
Access Number: 2004-D03-566
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds

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