George Washington – Daydream Tourist
A George Washington we are not used to seeing – 19 year old likeness reconstructed from historical and scientific evidence by Mount Vernon.
A Vintage Cottage Home
From the SNOW PEOPLE collection by Darling & Company, Seattle, WA. Snowmen first came on the scene, according Bob Eckstein, in his "History of the Snowmen" in the 16th century. They became especially popular in the Victorian era. He writes, "The picturing of snow people flourished in the penny-postcard era (1890-1920) when many thousands of cards were made." (Watch for more Snowmen from the collection of Darling & Company!)
WHAT DID GEORGE WASHINGTON REALLY LOOK LIKE?
Despite the many variations in the manner that George Washington was portrayed in paintings, there are also many consistent features in such paintings. These include the Roman shaped nose, the crea…
George Washington at Madame Tussauds in London 3
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Weekends on Wednesdays
Courtesy: Mountvernon.org This Weekend: American Craft Council's Baltimore Show (Baltimore) Join us for three days of festivities celebrating all things handmade! More than 650 top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists from across the country will gather under one roof. MAGFest (Oxon Hill) The 14th annual music and gaming festival will feature music, video gaming, arcades, consoles, live video game cover bands, vendors, guest speakers and more. This year's event…
Through My Eyes: Martha's Arrival
By Elizabeth Keaney, Character Interpreter Martha Dandridge Custis was a young woman of 26 when her first husband, Daniel Parke Custis, died from a fever. People often reference Martha as the “wealthiest young widow in all of Virginia," although she technically only received one third of the estate to support herself and the children. However, we should…
The Many Faces of George Washington
By Carla Killough McClafferty. ISBN: 978-0-7613-5608-0. Copyright 2011. Hardcover with 120 pages including 57 color illustrations, bibliography, and index. In 2005, a team of historians, scientists, and artisans at Mount Vernon researched paintings and sculptures of George Washington. They examined letters to his ta