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Washington Taking the Oath of Office

Oct 29, 2017 No Comments ›› Richard Lim

George Washington was inaugurated the first President of the United States on Thursday, April 30, 1789 on the balcony of Federal Hall in New York City, New York. Chancellor of …

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The Washington Family

Oct 28, 2017 No Comments ›› Richard Lim

The Washington Family by Edward Savage is an iconic portrait painted in the 1790s that depicts President George Washington, First Lady Martha Washington, two of her grandchildren (Washy and Nelly …

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General Washington Resigning his Commission

Oct 27, 2017 No Comments ›› Richard Lim

General George Washington resigned his commission as Commander-in-Chief of the Army to the Congress at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, on December 23, 1783. The event, featuring a victorious …

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Washington Crossing the Delaware

Oct 26, 2017 No Comments ›› Richard Lim

Washington Crossing the Delaware is an 1851 painting by the German American artist Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze that commemorates General George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River with the Continental Army …

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Welcome to First in Peace!

Oct 25, 2017 No Comments ›› Richard Lim

The Athenaeum Portrait is one of the most iconic images in American history and, perhaps, the most famous image of George Washington. Painted in 1796 by Gilbert Stuart, the portrait …

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