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Inauguration of George Washington - April 30, 1789, by Currier & Ives

Photograph:George Washington is sworn in as president at Federal Hall in New York City in in a lithograph by Currier & Ives dated

General George Washington's Suit. Worn by George Washington on the day of his inauguration, April 30, 1789. It was not worn during the ceremonies, but sometime during that day.

SUIT worn by US President George Washington's Suit on his inauguration day on April 1789 sometime later in the day)

Sybil Ludington, is considered to be the female equivalent of Paul Revere. At only 16 years old, she made a journey twice as long as Revere’s. Her father, Col. Ludington was the leader of the local militia. In April of 1777, Col. Ludington sent Sybil to warn the militia members in several other towns to prepare for the impending attack by the British. Sybil traveled 40 miles on horseback on a stormy night. Sybil was thanked for her help by George Washington who came to her home personally.

Henrietta Swan Leavitt Working at Harvard College Observatory precisely calibrated the photo magnitudes of 47 stars

George Washington’s Christening cup may look familiar! Our hallmarked silver Christening cup is almost identical to this 18th century version!

George Washington’s Christening cup may look familiar! Our hallmarked silver Christening cup is almost identical to this century version!

Nathan Hale, September 22, 1776 The Art of Don Troiani  At about midnight on April 19th, 1775, Boston silversmith and patriot alarm rider Paul Revere rode into the town of Lexington, Massachusetts to alert Samuel Adams and John Hancock along with local Minute and Militia companies along the way, that British Regulars were on the march to Concord.

Hanging of Nathan Hale 1776 Yesterday, September was the anniversary of this event- of his death. Nathan was a true hero and patriot.

1776 | Trenton: Surrender, 1776 painting - Others Trenton: Surrender, 1776 ...

1776 | Trenton: Surrender, 1776 painting - Others Trenton: Surrender, 1776 ...

Forensically accurate model of General George Washington at 45 when he was Commander of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Mount Vernon, Virginia.

Forensically accurate model of General George Washington at 45 when he was Commander of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.

Martha Washington - Figure from the Museum of Ventura County collection.  Historical Figures Collection by George Stuart.

Martha Washington - Figure from the Museum of Ventura County collection. Historical Figures Collection by George Stuart.

Forensic reconstruction of President George Washington, age 57 -looking rather humourless, I have to say

The Forensic Reconstruction of President George Washington, age 57 Looking Rather Humourless.

July 4, 1754, Fort Necessity, PA.   This was the July 4th when George Washington was overwhelmed and surrendered during the French and Indian War.  The tide turned later in the war and the British won.  If they had lost we would be speaking French.

Washington attacked a detachment of French soldiers, and French fought back. This increasely led to the battle called French and Indian War.

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