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Commemorative circular medallion lithograph in oak frame w/ picture of Washington in front of Mount Vernon. Head and shoulders portrait of Washington above a slate stating his birth and death date. Mt. Vernon is seen on a hill in the background.
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paper (fiber product)
Printed on front of medallion: ""Designed by H. Billings. Engraved by the American Bank Note Co./ Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1859 by H. Barnes in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts."" ""Washington D.C. 14th, Nov. 1859./ I hereby certify that the/ picture frame stamped/ From Mount Vernon, J. Crutchett.""/ (to which this is attached,) ""was manufactured/ at the Mount Vernon Factory, from wood/ grown at Mount Vernon, the home and rest-/ ing place of the immortal George Washington,/ in agreement with the accompanying printed cer-/ tificates of John A. Washington Esq., proprietor of/ Mount Vernon, and his Hono-- the Mayor of Wash-/ ington City, dated Nov. 12th 1856./ This beautiful GEM give an artistic likeness/ of General Washington, together with a view of the/ Mansion of Mount Vernon and tomb of Washington-/ J. Crutchett./ It is Beautiful Gem,/ Framed in Mt. Vernon wood,/ Can only be had, wholesale/ and retail at Horace Barnes & Co./ at their principal Depot in Washington, D.C./ or their Agents throughout/ the United States.""
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),
Horace Barnes & Co.
Washington, George, 1732-1799
American Bank Note Co. (Engraver)
Billings, Hammatt, 1818-1874 (Designer)
Boston, MA, USA
3.25 (diameter) (inches)
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
Massachusetts (United States)