Monday, February 15, 2010

President's Day

Gilbert Stuart and Rembrandt Peale's Portrait of George Washington (Born Feb 22, 1732), the First President of the USA (President 1789 - 1797).
Surrender of Lord Cornwallis after the American Revolutionary War. (John Trumbull 1817)
Today is President's Day

President's day is the third monday of February and dates back to 1880 as the first US holiday celebrating an individual. Washing ton was the first commander of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War (1775 - 1783).

These beautiful images of the original oil on canvas are both in the public domain.

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