George Washington


This 6" x 9.5" original antique plate was recovered from "A Centennial Edition of the History of The United States" by Benson J. Lossing. The book was published in 1876 by the Thomas Belknap Company of Hartford, CT. Lossing's history was revised and prepared for the American Centennial in 1876. Book details U.S. history ”from the discovery of America, to the end of the first one hundred years of American independence. With a full account of the approaching Centennial celebration. Illustrated by four hundred engravings.”


This illustration was engraved by G.R. Hall from the famous portrait by Gilbert Stuart, the same portrait seen on the dollar bill. The paper shows a bit of browning with foxing and light stains towards the edges. Original tissueguard is included. Title page from the original book shown for informational purposes and is not included with the sale.