minutemanworld: “Martha Washington’s mourning jewelry. On the death of George Washington in 1799 she had a snippet of his hair put in this locket. When she died a snippet of her hair was added. Mourning jewelry was a fairly common thing in the
Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier, Washington Square, Philadelphia: built in the memorial honors the thousands of soldiers who died during the American Revolution, many of whom were buried in mass graves in that park
April 1789 George Washington took office as the first elected president of the United States of America. This portrait of President Washington was painted by James Peale in Washington was the only president to never live in the White House in D.