Objects Owned or Used by George & Martha Washington Photos

George and Martha Washington were held in such high esteem for their role as revolutionary and American leaders that many of the objects they owned or used have been preserved.

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Buttons with initials GW made for George Washington's Presidential inauguration in private collection. CA.Judgment Room with chair used by Nathan Hale when he taught school & table used by George Washington on Nov. 9, 1789 at Nathan Hale Homestead Museum. Coventry, CT.Table used by George Washington on Nov. 9, 1789 when he breakfasted at Nathan Hale Homestead Museum. Coventry, CT.Candlestick owned by William Dandridge, father of Martha Washington, at Monument House Museum. Groton, CT.
Buttons with initials GW made for George Washington's Presidential inauguration in private collection. CA.Judgment Room with chair used by Nathan Hale when he taught school & table used by George Washington on Nov. 9, 1789 at Nathan Hale Homestead Museum. Coventry, CT.Table used by George Washington on Nov. 9, 1789 when he breakfasted at Nathan Hale Homestead Museum. Coventry, CT.Candlestick (18th C) owned by William Dandridge, father of Martha Washington, at Monument House Museum. Groton, CT.
Silver camp cup made for George Washington by Richard Humphreys of Philadelphia at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Porcelain plate with Society of Cincinnati crest made for General George Washington from Jingdezhen, China at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.George Washington's Revolutionary War camp stool at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Glass & plates used at Mt. Vernon obtained by Thomas Peter who handled estate of Martha Washington at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.
Silver camp cup made for George Washington (1780) by Richard Humphreys of Philadelphia at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Porcelain plate with Society of Cincinnati crest made for General George Washington (c1785) from Jingdezhen, China at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.George Washington's Revolutionary War camp stool at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Glass & plates used at Mt. Vernon obtained by Thomas Peter who handled estate of Martha Washington at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.
Objects from Mt. Vernon obtained by Thomas Peter who handled estate of Martha Washington at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Cup & saucer from George Washington's Mt. Vernon at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Porringer from Mt. Vernon & silver cup which Peter family at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Cruet set from George Washington's Mt. Vernon at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.
Objects from Mt. Vernon obtained by Thomas Peter who handled estate of Martha Washington at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Cup & saucer from George Washington's Mt. Vernon at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Porringer from Mt. Vernon & silver cup which Peter family at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Cruet set from George Washington's Mt. Vernon at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.
Bottle carrier from George Washington's Mt. Vernon at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Chest on chest once owned by George Washington at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Chinese export plate with logo of Society of the Cincinnati was gift to George Washington at Anderson House Museum. Washington, DC.Chinese export plate with logo of Society of the Cincinnati was gift to George Washington at Anderson House Museum. Washington, DC.
Bottle carrier from George Washington's Mt. Vernon at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Chest on chest once owned by George Washington at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Chinese export plate with logo of Society of the Cincinnati was gift to George Washington at Anderson House Museum. Washington, DC.Chinese export plate with logo of Society of the Cincinnati was gift to George Washington at Anderson House Museum. Washington, DC.
Table lamp bought by George Washington in American History Museum. Washington, DC.Porcelain bowl owned by Martha Washington in American History Museum. Washington, DC.Commemorative clothing buttons made for George Washington's first inauguration at National Museum of American History at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.George Washington's portable writing case used during Revolutionary War at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Silver-plated Argand table lamp probably bought by George Washington from Philadelphia silversmith Joseph Anthony in 1792 in American History Museum. Washington, DC.Niderviller porcelain bowl given to Martha Washington by Comte de Custine-Sarreck in 1782 in American History Museum. Custine-Sarreck was a French officer who fought in the American Revolution. Washington, DC.Commemorative clothing buttons made for George Washington's first inauguration at National Museum of American History at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.George Washington's portable writing case used during Revolutionary War at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
George Washington's field telescope used during Revolutionary War at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Small trunk used by George Washington to store papers of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Silver-plated breadbasket used by Washington in the presidential mansion at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Brass candelabrum used by George Washington while writing his farewell address at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
George Washington's field telescope used during Revolutionary War at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Small trunk used by George Washington to store papers of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Silver-plated breadbasket used by Washington in the presidential mansion at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Brass candelabrum used by George Washington while writing his farewell address at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Easy chair in which George Washington sat shortly before his death at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Surveying compass used by George Washington from 1782 until his death at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Porcelain from Sèvres banquet service & glassware used by George & Martha Washington in New York & Philadelphia at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Whist counter used by George Washington at Mt Vernon at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.
Easy chair in which George Washington sat shortly before his death at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Surveying compass used by George Washington from 1782 until his death at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Porcelain from Sèvres banquet service & glassware used by George & Martha Washington in New York & Philadelphia at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Whist counter used by George Washington at Mt Vernon at Eisenhower Museum. Abilene, KS.
Spode cup & saucer used by George Washington while President at Naval Academy Museum. Annapolis, MD.Stone upon which George Washington stood to take oath as first American President at Federal Hall. New York, NY.Bible used by Washington, then Harding, Eisenhower, Carter & Bush Sr. to take Presidential oath at Federal Hall. New York, NY.Silver shoe buckle worn by President George Washington at his inauguration at Federal Hall. New York, NY.
Spode cup & saucer used by George Washington while President at Naval Academy Museum. Annapolis, MD.Stone upon which George Washington stood to take oath as first American President (April 30, 1879) at Federal Hall. New York, NY.Bible (1767) used by Washington, then Harding, Eisenhower, Carter & Bush Sr. to take Presidential oath at Federal Hall. New York, NY.Silver shoe buckle worn by President George Washington at his inauguration at Federal Hall. New York, NY.
Two copper buttons from Washington's waistcoat during American Revolution at Federal Hall. New York, NY.Washington Inaugural Centenary medal & pin at Federal Hall. New York, NY.George Washington's watch key with arms of the United States at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Silver shoe buckles said to have been worn by George Washington at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.
Two copper buttons from Washington's waistcoat during American Revolution at Federal Hall. New York, NY.Washington Inaugural Centenary medal (April 30, 1889) & pin at Federal Hall. New York, NY.George Washington's watch key with arms of the United States at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.Silver shoe buckles said to have been worn by George Washington at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.
George Washington's razor at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.George Washington's corkscrew at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.China used by George Washington in Liberty Museum. Philadelphia, PA.States saucer made in China owned by Martha Washington & later Mary Custis Lee in Arlington at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.
George Washington's razor at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.George Washington's corkscrew at Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga, NY.China used by George Washington in Liberty Museum. Philadelphia, PA.States saucer (1796) made in China owned by Martha Washington & later Mary Custis Lee in Arlington at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.
Coach like one used by George Washington made by carriage makers David & Francis Clark of Philadelphia at Mt Vernon. Washington, VA.Telescope used by George Washington to survey his & other lands in present Eastern Panhandle at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.

Coach like one used by George Washington made by carriage makers David & Francis Clark of Philadelphia at Mt Vernon. Washington, VA.Telescope used (1740s-70s) by George Washington to survey his & other lands in present Eastern Panhandle at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.


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