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U.S. History Topics » Government » Presidents

George Washington: A National Treasure

takes an in-depth look at the famous Gilbert Stuart portrait of our first president. Explore the symbolic, artistic, and biographic meanings of the sword and books by clicking on those and other objects in the 1976 painting. Learn about Washington's life, ideas, accomplishments, and his tremendous influence on the U.S. (Smithsonian Institution)

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Portrait of the Washington Family by William Sartain, mezzotint, 1864, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

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