In the words of JT on your birthday…
George Washington by Valentine Green after Charles Willson Peale (1785)
This portrait just makes me laugh. There are lots of problems I could point out, but I think you guys can discover them on your own. Unfortunate aspects aside though, our oldest president almost pulls off dashing, especially when compared with “I’ve lost me teeth” portrait we all know and probably don’t love.
Today’s historical trivia
Is today George Washington’s birthday? My ICal says it is but sadly, it’s wrong. Georgie’s birthday actually falls on February 22nd. So why do calendars (and many people) still think it’s George Washington’s birthday today? Read here.