Objects & Places from Washington: A Life

Ron Chernow
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War Papers - Washington had these copied and preserved in bound books for use later in the writing of biographies and other historical volumes.

Portraits - With the understanding that he would be a historical figure to future generations, Washington sat for these artistic works from the time he became leader of the Continental Army until his death.

Spectacles - This item is featured in a popular anecdote about Washington and his speech to a group of disgruntled officers in the Continental Army toward the end of the war.

Teeth - Washington had notorious difficulty with these during his adulthood.

Mount Vernon - After the death of his half-brother, his wife, and child, Washington inherited this farm and eventually expanded it to include five farms.

Constitution - Washington was president of the committee formed to revise the Articles of the Confederation, a committee that eventually wrote and...

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