George Washington Historical Figure

Image

George Washington Historical Figure
George Washington Historical Figure bust
George Washington Historical Figure Valley Forge foot on rock in snow closeup

Title

George Washington Historical Figure

Identifier

1977-103.13

Source

Accession No.: 1977-103.13

Description

George Washington (c. 1775), received his early military training as an officer in the colonial militia and saw action in the French and Indian Wars. When the united colonies searched for a military leader, Washington was an easy choice. Named Commander in Chief of the Continental forces in 1775, he led the ragged army to a difficult victory with the aid of the French.

Washington's military accomplishments and steady demeanor later led to his election as President. He and his wife Martha gave their adult lives to serving the colonies and the fledgling cause. The battle sword is now in the Smithsonian.

This sculpture is part of American Revolution! George Stuart Historical Figures ® on display at the Museum of Ventura County 2021-2022. More on the figures at the George S. Stuart Historical Figures, US Patriots and Founders webpage.

Creator

Stuart, George S.

Date

1960s-1970s

Format

Figure

Subject

Washington, George--1732-1799
Presidents--United States
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783

Coverage

California
Ventura County (Calif.)
Ojai (Calif.)

Publisher

Museum of Ventura County

Rights

Historical Figures® by George S. Stuart
Images © copyright Peter d'Aprix & Dee Finning

Type

Physical Object (Figure)

Language

English

Collection

Citation

Stuart, George S., “George Washington Historical Figure,” Research Library at The Museum of Ventura County, accessed November 28, 2022, http://photographs.venturamuseum.org/items/show/4636.