“First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.” George Washington led the Continental Army against the British in the American revolutionary War, securing the fledgling nation’s independence. At the end of the war, he retired his position, but quickly returned to the national spotlight to serve as the nation’s first President at the insistence of his countrymen. The style of dress for George was taken from the famous painting of General Washington crossing the Delaware on Christmas Eve, 1776.
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The style of dress for George was taken from the famous painting of George Washington crossing the Delaware on Christmas Eve, 1776. The General is holding a riding crop, echoing Thomas Jefferson's statement that Washington was "The best horseman of his age, and the most graceful figure that could be seen on horseback."; Proceeds from the sale of this figure will help support the Mt Vernon Ladies Association.