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Name Washington, George, 1732-1799

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Image of Bottle

Bottle -

This is a flask shaped gray glass bottle is oval in shape. It has a short neck and tall collar. There is an image of George Washington on both sides with "THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY" above it.

Image of Bottle

Bottle -

This is a clear glass wine bottle that seems to commemorate the 200th anniversary of George Washington's birth.

Image of Portrait - George Washington

Portrait - George Washington

This is a bust portrait of George Washington wearing a uniform and hat. The piece is signed in the lower right "Ferd G. Walker."

Image of Handbill

Handbill -

This is a leather handbill souvenir that was created for the Washington National Monument. The leather has been pyrographically altered with inscriptions and images. There is an image of the completed Washington Monument and a portrait of George Washington facing towards the proper left. The inscription reads, "WASHINGTON / National Monument / SOCIETY ORGANIZED - - - - - - 1833. / CORNER STONE LAID JULY 4, 1848. / OBELISK COMPLETED AND DEDICATED / FEBRUARY 21, 1885."

Image of Ribbon, Commemorative

Ribbon, Commemorative -

This 1876 Washington Centennial Ribbon is made of cream colored silk woven with colored threads. Across the top edge, the is a red, green, and purple triangular pattern with the word "Centennial" woven in bright red capital letters in front of two gray woven years that say "1776" and "1876." A filigree decorative pattern fills in the margins around the text in the top 1.8" of the ribbon. There are large letters woven in green, red, and purple spell out "U.S.A." The center of the ribbon contains a black and white portrait of George Washington with a purple title that says "The Father of Our County." Below, there are images of two American flags. The center of the ribbon says "George Washington

Image of Note, Confederate

Note, Confederate -

The note is a 2nd issue $50, plate Bb. The serial number is 7884. It is located on both sides of the central image and is hand written in red ink. In the upper left corner is inscribed "Receivable in payment of all dues except export dues." Below this is an oval with a criss-cross pattern border and the number "50" in it. Below this is an image of Tellus with a globe in her right hand and an spear in her left. The central image is a portrait of George Washington in an oval frame placed over at large number "50." Surrounding the central image in a variety of font is "Two years after date / THE CONFEDERATE / States of America / Will pay to Bearer / FIFTY DOLLARS / Richmond, Va. July 25th 1861."

Image of Note, Confederate

Note, Confederate -

The note is a 2nd issue $50, plate B. The serial number is 35(illegible). It is located on both sides of the central image. In the upper left corner is inscribed "Receivable in payment of all dues except export dues." Below this is an oval with a diamond pattern border and the number "50" in it. Below this is an image of Tellus with a globe in her right hand and an spear in her left. The central image is a portrait of George Washington in an oval frame placed over at large number "50." Surrounding the central image in a variety of font is "Two years after date / THE CONFEDERATE / States of America / Will pay to Bearer / FIFTY DOLLARS / Richmond, Va. July 25th 1861." Below this are the signatu

Image of Money, Paper

Money, Paper -

This is a United States "Educational Series" one dollar silver certificate, issued, plate D150. It is printed in black ink on the obverse and green ink on the reverse with a red overprint on beige paper. The serial number is 31969108. It is located in the upper right and lower left corners and is printed in blue ink. The central image is "History Instructing Youth." History sits left of center with her arm around a boy. She has an apron with stars over her lap. There is a group of arrows behind the boy. History is pointing to the right side of the image where a large book stands open. In the background is a landscape of Washington, D.C. featuring the Capitol building and the Washington Monu

Image of Bottle

Bottle -

This is a molded clear glass bottle/figurine of George Washington. He is depicted holding the hilt of a sword with the point resting between his feet. A band around the base says "Washington."

Image of Note, Private Bank

Note, Private Bank -

This is a Bank of the Commonwealth five dollar note, August 5, 1858 issue, plate D. It is printed in black ink with red overprint on beige paper. The serial number is 872(?). It is located left of the central image and is hand written in ink. The central image is of two men standing with two tobacco barrels looking at a paper or books. Tobacco plants and a steamship is in the background. The top and bottom edge have a border with the word "FIVE" repeated in it. In the upper left corner is a patterned oval in black with an red border overprint with the number "5" in it. In the lower left corner is a bust portrait of George Washington in an oval frame. Surrounding the central image, starti

Image of Lithograph - Birds Eye View of Mt. Vernon, The Home of Washington

Lithograph - Birds Eye View of Mt. Vernon, The Home of Washington

This hand-colored lithograph is titled "BIRDS EYE VIEW OF / MT. VERNON, / THE HOME OF WASHINGTON." It shows a bird's-eye view of George Washington's Mount Vernon estate, with the house, gardens and stables in the upper half and tomb and a wooded area in the lower left. The Potomac River is visible in the lower right. The structures and gardens on the property are numbered and correspond to the legend in the lower margin. Horses, carriages, and people are shown on the paths that run through the estate. The print is outlined in a thin pinstripe that frames the image. Centered below the print, there is small text that that reads "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1859, by G. & F.

Image of Note, United States

Note, United States -

The note is a 50 cent, 1st issue, paper postage currency of the United States. It is printed on beige paper. The obverse is printed with green ink and has a line border with corner decoration that has the number "50" in it in a light color. In the center are five overlapping images of five cent stamps that feature George Washington. Above the stamps in the center is inscribed "POSTAGE CURRENCY / FURNISHED ONLY BY THE ASSISTANT TREASURERS / AND DESIGNATED DEPOSITARIES OF THE U.S." Below the stamps is a shape with "US" intertwined in the center. On both sides of that is "RECEIVABLE FOR POSTAGE STAMPS AT ANY POST OFFICE." The printer's name is at bottom left "National Bank Note Co., N.Y.

Image of Note, United States

Note, United States -

This is a United States one dollar silver certificate, Series of 1928 B, plate E. It is printed in black and green ink with blue overprint on white paper. The serial number is E61632383B. It is located near the lower left and upper right corners and is printed in blue ink. The central image is a bust portrait of George Washington in an oval frame. The note has a wide border with a web pattern. Inscribed in the border at the top is "ONE / SILVER CERTIFICATE / ONE." At the bottom is "ONE / ONE SILVER DOLLAR / PAYABLE TO THE BEARER ON DEMAND / ONE." In the side borders is the word "ONE." In the upper corners is a patterned oval with the word "ONE" in the border and the number "1" in the center.

Image of Note, United States

Note, United States -

This note is a 3rd issue three cent note, fractional currency. It is printed on beige paper. On the obverse in black ink is a line border with corner decorations. The upper corners are more ornate with a shield that has the number "3" on it and a ribbon below that is inscribed "E PLURIBUS UNUM." A portrait of George Washington in an oval frame and a wreath around it is at center. At the top is inscribed in light colored letters with a black outline "ACT OF MARCH 3RD 1863." Above the central image is "United States / RECEIVABLE FOR ALL U.S. STAMPS. On either side of the central image is "THREE CENTS." Below the image is "FURNISHED ONLY BY THE ASSISTANT TREASURERS / & DESIGNATED DEPOSITARIES

Image of Note, United States

Note, United States -

The note is a 10 cent paper postage currency of the United States. It is printed on beige paper and has a line border with corner decoration. In the center is an image of a ten cent stamp that features George Washington. Along the top edge is inscribed "POSTAGE CURRENCY." Above the stamp is inscribed "FURNISHED ONLY BY THE ASSISTANT TREASURERS / and designated Depositaries of / THE U.S." Below the stamps is a shape with "US" intertwined in the center. On both sides of that is "RECEIVABLE FOR POSTAGE STAMPS AT ANY POST OFFICE." On the bottom edge is "NATIONAL BANK NOTE CO, NY." The reverse has an oval shape with large scallops in black ink. In the center is a decorative oval with a bo

Image of Note, Private Bank

Note, Private Bank -

This is a Northern Bank of Kentucky one dollar note, January 12, 1854 issue, plate G, in black ink on beige paper. There is no serial number on this issue. Both the top and bottom edge have a border of a black line with the word "ONE" repeated in it. In the upper left corner is the bust portrait of an unknown man in an oval. The man is dressed in a coat typical of the styles in the 1840s and a large cravat in a bow. In the lower left corner is a patterned circle with the number "1" in it. At the top at center is inscribed "Lexington / 12 Jany. 1854 [the date being hand written except the "185" of 1854." The main engraving is located just below this, left of center. It is an image of Commerce

Image of Note, United States

Note, United States -

This is a United States twenty five cent fractional currency note is in very poor condition and the description has been verified with images of other notes. This note is a fourth issue, series of 1863. It is printed in black and green ink with red overprint on beige paper. The paper has colored lines, apparently fibers in the paper that are visible on the right side of the obverse. The main image is a bust portrait of George Washington located at left. It has a wide border that includes the maker's mark at the bottom "AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY, NEW YORK." In the center is inscribed in a variety of fonts "ACT APPROVED / MARCH 3d 1863 / United States / FRACTIONAL CURRENCY / Twenty five / CEN

Image of Poster

Poster -

This World War II era poster depicts a young boy sitting down at a table reading a book. The background of the poster is blue and has red text with a white border. In the upper right hand corner of the poster it says, "Books build character" in front a white silhouette of the continental United States. Within the blue background are faint white images of George Washington to the left and Abraham Lincoln to the right. The boy is depicted sitting down toward the lower left. He is resting his chin in his right hand with his elbow propped on the table while his left hand is holding a page in the book that he is reading.

Image of Note, Confederate

Note, Confederate -

The note is a 2nd issue $50, series B. The serial number is 46079. It is located on both sides of the central image. In the upper left corner is inscribed "Receivable in payment of all dues except export dues." Below this is an oval with a diamond pattern border and the number "50" in it. Below this is an image of Tellus with a globe in her right hand and an spear in her left. The central image is a portrait of George Washington in an oval frame placed over at large number "50." Surrounding the central image in a variety of font is "Two years after date / THE CONFEDERATE / States of America / Will pay to Bearer / FIFTY DOLLARS / Richmond, Va. July 15th 1861." Below this are the signatures for

Image of Note, Confederate

Note, Confederate -

The bill is a 2nd issue $50, series unmarked, from plate Bb. The serial number is 16230. It is located to the left and right of the central image and written in red ink. In the upper left corner is inscribed "Receivable in payment of all dues except export dues." Below this is a patterned rounded rectangle with the number "50" in it. Below this is the image of Tellus with a spear in her left hand and a globe in her right (a bird is sitting on the globe). The central image is of George Washington surrounded by a decorative frame. Behind this image, partially obscured, is the number "50." Starting at the top edge and surrounding the central image is inscribed "Two years after date/ THE CONFEDER