"George Washington and the 13 States" Historic poster
A small poster showing a hand-colored engraving dated March 1, 1794 with a head-and-shoulders portrait of George Washington as the "President of the United States" and "The protector of his country, and the supporter of the rights of mankind.” Includes an inter-looped circle of the Seal of the United States and 13 state seals encompass the portrait; the state seal of Vermont appears on the right, just below the circle.
From an exhibit at the Library of Congress: "Amos Doolittle (1754-1832), an enterprising printer and engraver in New Haven, Connecticut, exploited the commercial potential of George Washington's likeness following the 1788 election campaign the country's first to create one of the earliest American presidential political prints. This unusually large and ambitious print by a native-born, apparently self-taught engraver represents a significant achievement in American popular printmaking and marked George Washington's passage from military command to civilian rule. The engraving proved commercially successful and Doolittle later created similar engravings portraying John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.”
Size: 11" x 13.5”. (The original was 17 3/4” x 21 1/2”.)
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About the paper weight and printing process: Printed on a 10 pt. Cardstock matte using standard inks. (This makes it much more affordable than an archival print, archival inks on archival paper.)