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Archive: April 2014 (2 Posts)

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George Washington and the Inaugural Inauguration

Posted by: Barbara Orbach Natanson

George Washington delivered the country’s first inaugural address 225 years ago on April 30th, 1789. Just as the legends pertaining to Washington have grown and persisted since his lifetime, so has the iconography. Throughout the years, artists have provided their own conceptions of the first presidential inauguration, as in this print published in 1849, which …