"Washington Taking Leave of His Mother"

George Washington visits his elderly mother for the last time before riding north to his inauguration. This wood engraving is an illustration from the 1859 book "The Illustrated Life of George Washington" by J. T. Headley. The illustration is typical of the Civil War era prints which were part of the myth-making of American history.

Date:
1789
Original Format:
Fine Print Illustration
Item#:
1.055B
Height:
1776px
Width:
1204px
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