|Description||English: Washington Crossing the Allegheny, 1854 engraving|
|Source||American Scenery, Illustrated (https://archive.org/details/americansceneryi00rich/page/n87/mode/1up)|
English: Allegorical image of America inscribing George Washington’s epitaph on a stone memorial
|Source||Biographical Memoirs of the Illustrious General George Washington (https://archive.org/details/biographicalmemo00corr)|
The background has been made transparent.
From Gleason’s Pictorial, 1853. —The tomb of Washington is in the foreground. The caption reads “Mount Vernon, the Birthplace and Residence of George Washington”; but in fact Washington had the good sense to be born at the George Washington Birthplace National Monument. When this engraving was made, Mount Vernon was for sale, and was in serious danger of being turned into a commercial resort. Five years later it was rescued by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, who still own it today.
English: Birthplace of George Washington, from an 1860 engraving
|Source||Life of George Washington by Washington Irving, 1860 (https://archive.org/stream/lifeofgeorgewash01irvi#page/n5/mode/2up)|
Illustrating a scene in Cooper’s Spy. —From The Gift, 1845.
From the Life of Washington by Washington Irving, 1860.
From The Gift, 1845. —The spelling of “Allegheny” is still not standardized: it is “Allegheny” in Pennsylvania, “Allegany” in Maryland, “Alleghany” in Virginia and North Carolina, and “Alleghany” or “Allegany” in New York.
From the Musée universel, 1872.