Horizontal, rectangular print of George Washington’s new tomb. The tomb is pictured in the lower left with several figures near its entrance. In the center foreground is a man riding a horse with a dog to his left and a large tree to his right. In the background, Mount Vernon’s east front is on the left, the summer house is shown near the center, and the Potomac River can be seen on the right.


29 October 1853



Ink on paper, engraving


Overall (H x W x D): 15 in. x 11 in. (38.1 cm x 27.94 cm)

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Purchase, 1995


Printed in center below image: “MOUNT VERNON, THE BIRTHPLACE AND RESIDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON.” Three columns of newspaper text above image. Printed above text: “F. GLEASON,{CORNER OF TREMONT AND BROMFIELD STS. BOSTON, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1853. $3.00 PER ANNUM. 6 CENTS SINGLE} VOL. V No. 18. –WHOLE No. 122”. Printed at top of page: “GLEASON’S PICTORIAL.”

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