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  1. Date: 1900
    Type: text
    There have been printed of this edition ... fifty copies numbered I to L.
    University of Illinois
  2. Date: 1912
    Type: text
    Also published in English under same title.
    University of California
  3. Date: unknown
    Type: image
    Drawing & Facts about George Washington
    Duke University Libraries
  4. Date: c. 1786
    Dallas Museum of Art
  5. Date: 1929
    Type: text
    Bibliography: p. 465-473.
    University of California
  6. Date: 1886
    Type: text
    New York Public Library
  7. Date: [1963]
    Type: text
    First published in 1896.
    University of California
  8. Date: no date
    Type: image
    CDV, George Washington, head and shoulders; vignette; photograph of a painting
    Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
  9. Date: [1921]
    Type: text
    Sources": p. 105.
    Library of Congress
  10. Type: text
    Printed in red and blue ink.
    University of South Carolina. Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
  11. Type: text
    Printed in black ink on canary paper.
    University of South Carolina. Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
  12. Date: 18--?
    Type: image
    No place, unknown, or undetermined
    Archives of American Art
  13. Date: c. 1783-1786
    Type: image
    National Portrait Gallery
  14. Date: c. 1851
    Type: image
    In 1851 engraver Thomas B. Welch traveled to Boston to create a portrait print that would faithfully reproduce the Athenaeum's 1796 painting of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart. Welch examined the original portrait but ultimately succeeded in producing his Washington print (issued in 1852) by working from three Southworth & Hawes daguerreotypes of the painting and utilizing the daguerreians' "new apparatus for enlarging and tracing upon transparent paper, a copy of the exact size of his intended picture." One of three surviving Southworth & Hawes whole plates of the Athenaeum portrait, this laterally reversed daguerreotype may have been among those that Welch employed.
    National Portrait Gallery
  15. Date: 1840
    Type: image
    Smithsonian American Art Museum
  16. Date: c. 1845-1850
    Type: image
    National Portrait Gallery
  17. Date: 1793
    Type: image
    Paine, in the fifth number of his Crisis essays (1778), had defended General Washington when he was being criticized in Congress and in danger of losing his command. In 1796, bitter that President Washington had done nothing to effect his release from prison, he taunted, "You slept away your time in the field, till the finances of the country were completely exhausted, and you have but little share in the glory of the final event.
    National Portrait Gallery
  18. Date: 1810
    Type: image
    National Portrait Gallery
  19. Date: 1791
    Type: image
    Although any fictitious face would have passed as a likeness of Washington at the start of the American Revolution, an authentic image, based on a 1776 portrait by Charles Willson Peale, soon spread rapidly in prints and illustrations. Peale's own modest little mezzotint engraving of "His Excellency Gen. Washington" featured a long nose, almond-shaped eyes, and curls of hair at either side. That face was copied so frequently over the next two decades-appearing in engravings, books, magazines, almanacs, broadsides, and children's primers-that Washington's contemporaries recognized even the crudest versions. Various prints by engraver John Norman added cannon, banners, drums, and swags to the Peale image and were subsequently copied in relief for such ephemeral publications as The Federal Almanack. This unprecedented dissemination of a famous face suggests that Washington's legendary symbolic status began during his own lifetime.
    National Portrait Gallery
  20. Date: 1778
    Type: image
    National Portrait Gallery
  21. Date: 1780
    Type: image
    National Portrait Gallery
  22. Date: 1797
    Type: image
    National Portrait Gallery
  23. Date: c. 1803
    Type: image
    National Portrait Gallery
  24. Date: 1795
    Type: image
    National Portrait Gallery
  25. Date: 1773
    Type: text
    Manuscripts and Archives Division. The New York Public Library
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