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 signed...

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