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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2248

Portraits of George Washington

Overview

12 prints of American president George Washington.

Dates

  • 1781-1804

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Extent

2 linear feet (3 portfolio boxes, and 4 framed and hung items)

Collection of mostly portrait prints of American president George Washington, including engravings,etchings, stipple engravings, and mezzotints. Some are framed.

Biographical / Historical

George Washington (1732-1799) was the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War and later became the first president of the United States of America.

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

44WM-19, 44WM-20, 44WM-21, 44WM-22, 44WM-23, 44WM-24, 44WM-25, 44WM-26, 44WM-27, 44WM-28, 44WM-29. Deposited by W. B. O. Field, Westfield, Lake Mohegan, New York; received: spring 1944; gift 1949 June 7.

Bibliography

  • For additional information on these portraits see: Charles Henry Hart. Catalogue of the engraved portraits of Washington. (The Grolier Club, New York. Publications; no. 42 : 1904).

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt and Evelyn Walker

Title
Portraits of George Washington, 1781-1804: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description
und
EAD ID
hou00166

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, archives, and more. Houghton Library's collections represent the scope of human experience from ancient Egypt to twenty-first century Cambridge. With strengths primarily in North American and European history, literature, and culture, collections range in media from printed books and handwritten manuscripts to maps, drawings and paintings, prints, posters, photographs, film and audio recordings, and digital media, as well as costumes, theater props, and a wide range of other objects. Houghton Library has historically focused on collecting the written record of European and Eurocentric North American culture, yet it holds a large and diverse number of primary sources valuable for research on the languages, culture and history of indigenous peoples of the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania.

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