Historical scene depicting George Washington's return to Mount Vernon after the Revolutionary War. George Washington is just arriving in the central passage at Mount Vernon, where he greets and greating Martha Washington and a young Nelly Custis. Behind Washington are two men dressed in cloaks and military uniforms. Behind Martha on the stairs are four women in gowns, and standing in a doorway is an African-American enslaved man. As this is a cigarette advertisment, there is an image of a package of cigarettes inserted into the scene in the bottom right corner of the image.

Date

1916


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Ink on tin-plated iron, possibly offset lithograph


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 19 7/8 in. x 26 3/4 in. (50.48 cm x 67.95 cm)


Credit

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley DeForest Scott, 1985


Marks

Printed at top of image on left in cursive script: "Piedmont".
Printed at top of image on right in italic script: "The Cigarette of Quality".
Printed at bottom of image centered in block script: "Washington returns to Mt. Vernon".
Printed at bottom of image on right in block script: "Copyrighted 1916 by Liggett & Myers Tobacco Co. New York/ E-2409".


Signed

Printed in bottom left corner of image: "Percy Moran" followed by a swastika


Object Number

SC-157


Colors


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