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Washington and the Whiskey Rebellion

Washington reviewing the troops at Fort Cumberland before departing for western Pennsylvania to quell the Whiskey Rebellion. Attributed to Frederick Kemmelmeyer, 1795.

Fracas in the House

Roger Griswold beating Matthew Lyon with his cane. Lyon defends himself with fireplace tongs. The print was made in Philadelphia in 1798.

President Washington

One of the many portraits of George Washington painted by Gilbert Stuart. Washington sat for Stuart twice toward the end of his presidency; giving Stuart the opportunity to paint the president from opposite angles. Deciding this was his good side, Stuart reproduced this angle in most of his portraits.

President Adams

John Trumbull's portrait of John Adams is less famous than Gilbert Stuart's. But painted in 1793, while Adams was vice-president, Trumbull's better captures how Adams looked during his presidency.

Alexander Hamilton

John Trumbull painted more than one portrait of Alexander Hamilton. But this portrait, painted in 1806, two years after Hamilton's death, perhaps best captured Hamilton as he saw himself—intellectually superior, a leader of men, and something of a ladies' man.

Caricaturing the Jeffersonians

This Federalist cartoon caricatures the riff-raff attracted to Thomas Jefferson (standing on the table). To Jefferson's right, holding the paper, is Edmund Genet.

XYZ Outrage

This cartoon captures American outrage over the XYZ Affair. Here, the French agent, his five heads representing the French Directory, demands a bribe from the American delegation.

Apotheosis of Washington

George Washington's extraordinary place in Americans' hearts is reflected in this engraving made shortly after his death—the Apotheosis of Washington, by David Edwin after Rembrandt Peale, ca.1800.

Holy Washington?

The deification of Washington persisted well into the nineteenth century as reflected in this painting by an unknown artist.

Our Father...

This fresco painted by Constantino Brumidi in 1865 in the Capitol dome, reflects the century's continuing deification of George Washington.

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