Junius B. Stearns / Library of Congress

George Washington points at some plants

George Washington gestures to his crops with a pointed stick in "Life of George Washington: The Farmer." The artwork is a black-and-white print of a full-color painting by Junius Brutus Stearns, circa 1853. Washington stands among workers harvesting hay; the workers are almost certainly slaves, since Washington was a slaveholder. His home, Mt. Vernon, is visible in the background.

Image from the U.S. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs division. Reproduction ID LC-USZ62-3912 DLC.

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