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George Washington's last birthday: Washington is shown preparing to escort Nelly Custis at her wedding on February 22 1799, as she descends a staircase at Mount Vernon, in her wedding gown. Photogravure after a painting by H. A. Ogden, 1899.

Ogden, Henry Alexander, 1856-1936.
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1899

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Credit: George Washington's last birthday: Washington is shown preparing to escort Nelly Custis at her wedding on February 22 1799, as she descends a staircase at Mount Vernon, in her wedding gown. Photogravure after a painting by H. A. Ogden, 1899. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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Nelly Custis was the granddaughter of Martha Washington, (wife of the first President of the United States, George Washington). She spent much of her childhood at the home of the Washingtons, Mount Vernon, and in 1799, on the General's last birthday, married George's nephew, Lawrence Lewis there

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Washington's last birthday (Nelly Custis' Wedding Day. February 22nd 1799). Painted by H. A. Ogden

Publication/Creation

Paris : Jean Boussod, Manzi, Joyant & Co., 1899.

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1 print : photogravure ; sheet 65.6 x 50.8 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 575284i

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