George Washington shoulder portrait. Brown jacket, lace jabot, pink lips, blue eyes. Facsimile signature, Geo Washington, at bottom center.
As the first president of the United States, George Washington was distinguished as the father of the new nation and greatly respected for his wisdom, honesty and leadership during the Revolution. Currier & Ives created numerous images of Washington’s life, creating a visual history that established Washington as one of the nation’s earliest heroes. In this bust-length portrait, the young president gazes out with confidence and strength, two important qualities in his role as leader.