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George Washington - the farmer
Life of George Washington--The farmer / painted by Stearns ; lith. by Régnier, imp. Lemercier, Paris.
Paris : Lemercier, c1853.
Prints & Photographs Division.
Reproduction Number:
LC-USZC4-723

Related Resources

America's Story

Meet Amazing Americans: George Washington

Designed for elementary and middle-school students, America's Library provides a variety of stories about George Washington, including information about the Declaration of Independence, his marriage, and his life as a soldier.

Jump Back in Time: Commander in Chief George Washington Resigned

Jump Back in Time: Washington Wrote a Letter to the Continental Congress

Exhibitions

American Treasures of the Library of Congress

Declaring Independence: Drafting the Documents

This exhibition includes a timeline; an essay on the drafting of the Declaration of Independence; and related documents, manuscripts, and prints such as Thomas Jefferson's "original Rough draught" and George Washington's personal copy of the Dunlap Broadside of the Declaration of Independence.

"I Do Solemnly Swear..." Inaugural Materials from the Collections
of the Library of Congress

Items from eighteen presidents are featured in this exhibition, including a manuscript letter to Henry Knox in the hand of Washington's secretary, April 10, 1789.

Religion and the Founding of the American Republic

Explores the role religion played in the founding of the American colonies, in the shaping of early American life and politics, and in forming the American Republic. This exhibition includes information on many items related to the Founding Fathers and religion, including a letter from George Washington to George Mason in support of tax-supported religion.

Temple of Liberty: Building the Capitol for a New Nation

George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were the Founding Fathers most responsible for overseeing the initial design and direction of the U.S. Capitol. This exhibition includes original prints, drawings and documents, including Jefferson's Capitol competition guidelines printed in the American Daily Advertiser (Philadelphia) on March 24, 1792.

Library of Congress Information Bulletin

Prints and Photographs Division

Prints and Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)

Search PPOC using the phrase Washington, George, 1732-1799 to find digital images related to Washington such as prints, photographs, and political cartoons.

Presidents of the United States Selected Images From the Collections of the Library of Congress

This guide presents portraits of U.S. presidents and first ladies, including images of George Washington and Martha Washington.

Today in History

February 22

George Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia.

April 30

On April 30, 1789, George Washington delivered his first inaugural address to a joint session of Congress, assembled in Federal Hall in the nation's new capital, New York City.

July 4

On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence, announcing the colonies' separation from Great Britain.

December 14

At 10:00 P.M. on December 14, 1799, George Washington died at his Mt. Vernon home after five decades of service to his country.

Virtual Programs and Services

Digital Reference Section Web Guides

The American Founders Online: An Annotated Guide to Their Papers and Publications

The digital resources described in this guide provide online access, in varying degrees, to the personal papers and/or publications of the major founders of the American Republic. In some cases, official compilations of government documents are also included because of the prominence of a particular founder in the recorded activities of the governing body in question.

Presidents as Poets: Poetry Written by United States Presidents

Many presidents of the United States, including George Washington, have turned to poetry at certain points in their lives as an outlet for their feelings and thoughts, or to explore the resources of the English language.

Primary Documents in American History

This site offers a list of some of the most important documents in American history from 1763 to 1877. Each document has a page with background information, links to digital material associated with the documents, and bibliographies for both adult and young readers. Many of the documents contain information related to Washington, including his commission as commander-in-chief, and his inaugural and farewell addresses.

Webcasts

An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America

Historian Henry Wiencek discussed his book, which focuses on the life of Washington and explores early slavery in America.

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