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Washington, George (1732-1799) Small rectangular piece of silver brocade

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07858.02 Author/Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799) Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Object Date: [n.d.] Pagination: 1 item 2.5 x 2 cm

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

People: Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: TextileMilitary UniformsPresident

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