Dolley Madison Comes to the Rescue

Dolley Madison Comes to the Rescue

Although the Burning of Washington transpired long after George Washington’s death, the first president played an important part; Dolley Madison chose to rescue his portrait from the White House just before the building went up in flames.

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Artists Exalt George Washington

Artists Exalt George Washington

Washington's sudden death on December 14, 1799, occurred at a critical point in American history and occasioned an unparalleled show of artistic admiration aimed at a stunned and sorrowful public.

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