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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Art
Decorative Arts
American Revolutionary War ➔ Framed, Engraving of George Washington And Family

Identifier:
138161
Description:
This engraving of George Waashington and family is set in an oval frame and has been cut down in order to fit the oval format. The print was published by John Dainty of Philadelphia, PA.

George & Martha had no children between them. Martha had two children from her marriage to Daniel Parke Custis. 1773, Martha's daughter, Martha, passed away age 17. Son, John was killed at age 26 while serving as an aide to Washington during seige of Yorktown 1781
Date:
circa 1860
Materials:
paper, cardboard, gesso wooden frame
Dimensions:
10"" h 8"" w
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Apted, Mrs. D. Bradford
Rights:

Makers/Donors
Mrs. D. Bradford Apted

James A. Straub
James A. Straub was a Collections department volunteer and Collection Committee Member at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, offering his services as an art historian. Among his many life accomplishments were his family, and serving in the United States Marine Corps, including a 13-month tour of duty in Vietnam. His list of achievements include 27 years as Detective Lieutenant from the Kent County Sheriff's Department, Original Catalogue Director of the Mathias Alten Catalogue Raisonne, and providing significant contributions to the book, Mathias Alten: Journey of an American Painter.

Jim was honored to have been appointed by Gov. Milliken to the Board of Forensic Polygraph Examiners and by the GR mayor to the GR Historical Commission. Additionally, Jim served as President of the Command Officers Bargaining Unit at the Kent County Sheriff's Department and Vice President of the GR Historical Society. Along with his dedicated service to GRPM Jim was also a member of the Board of Kent County Employees Credit Union, the Kent County Pension Board, the Art Advisory Committee for Butterworth Hospital, the Acquisitions Committee at the Grand Rapids Art Museum and the GVSU Gordon Gallery Advisory Committee.


Washington, George
George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was an American political leader, military general, statesman, and Founding Father who served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797.
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