Vertical, rectangular print of George Washington’s new tomb. Three men, two standing and one sitting, are pictured in the foreground looking at the tomb. The tomb, illuminated by sunlight, is shown in the center of the image. The tomb is illustrated as a small rectangular structure with a sign reading “WASHINGTON FAMILY”. An unusual depiction of Washington’s new tomb, the print may portray an early version of the tomb.

The image is printed on a page from the American Magazine of Useful and Entertaining Knowledge. The reverse side of the page contains a printed image of a tulip captioned by two columns of text.






Ink on paper, engraving


Overall (H x W): 11 in. x 6 7/8 in. (27.94 cm x 17.46 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 5 15/16 in. x 5 1/2 in. (15.08 cm x 13.97 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Fields, 1994


Printed above image in center: “OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE. / THE NEW TOMB OF WASHINGTON.” Printed in upper right: “105”. Two columns of text printed below the image.

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Colors (Beta)

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