Historical scene image of a young George Washington and several other children. In the background can be seen a cabin, while in the foreground are the five young boys. In the center of the image stands Washington, with long hair and dressed in a long coat, waistocat, and a shirt with a wide collar, breaking up an argument or fight, with arms outstretched, between two other boys. To the left of the argument is a boy with a straw hat sitting against a rock facing Washington, and one standing and leaning against the same rock. In the background can be seen a cabin.

Date

1840-1860


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Ink on paper, engraving, etching


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 19 1/8 in. × 24 in. (48.58 cm × 60.96 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 14 7/8 in. × 18 1/4 in. (37.78 cm × 46.36 cm)


Credit

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


Marks

Printed below image on right in block script: "Painted by H. Inman"
Printed below image centered in block script: "Pub. by C. Mc.Curdy & Co. Philada"
Printed below image on right in block script: "Engraved by A. B. Walter".
Printed below image centered in block script: "Early Days of Washington".


Object Number

SC-172


Colors


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