Washington: A Life Setting & Symbolism

Ron Chernow
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War Papers

Washington generated a great deal of paperwork during the Revolutionary War. Washington had these papers 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 multiple portraits from the time he became leader of the Continental Army until his death.

Spectacles

As Washington aged, his eyesight began to suffer. Toward the end of the Revolutionary War, Washington began to wear spectacles to enhance his ability to read. These spectacles are 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 notoriously bad teeth throughout his adulthood. It is documented that Washington had multiple pairs of dentures made for him out of the...

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