Washington at Princeton

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Nathaniel Currier (1813-1888), Washington at Princeton January 3d 1777, 1846. Color lithograph. Gift of Edward L. Howe. Graphic Arts Portraits of George Washington Collection.

Inscribed: “At this important crisis, the soul of Washington rose superior to danger, seizing a standard he advanced uncovered before the columns and reigning his steed towards the emeny with his sword flashing in the rays of the rising sun, he waved on the troops behind him to the charge. Inspirited by his example the Militia sprang forward and delivered an effective fire which stopped the progress of the enemy.”

See also: Currier & Ives: a Catalogue Raisonne (Detroit: Galer Research, 1983). No. 5420. Graphic Arts Oversize GA NE2312.C8 A4 1983q

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Thanks for your posting! I've linked one of George Washington's famous quotes about raising a standard to it. Here's the link to my blog: http://waquote.wordpress.com/2011/05/24/if-to-please-the-people/