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What Did George Washington Look Like?
ABC News ^ | 2/19/06 | ABC News

Posted on 02/20/2006 9:46:42 AM PST by FormerACLUmember

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To: FormerACLUmember
he wears that white wig

Washington DID NOT wear a wig. That was his real hair, and yes, he had a ponytail.

51 posted on 02/20/2006 10:38:01 AM PST by AFreeBird (your mileage may vary)
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To: FormerACLUmember
What Did George Washington Look Like?

I would assume he looked like a young Yassir Arafat.

52 posted on 02/20/2006 10:40:41 AM PST by normy (Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.)
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To: zarf

"The more I read about GW, the more I'm convinced of his rank as the #1 president. If ever there was an indispensible man in this county's history...GW was it.

The force of his good character is beyond measure."

Yes, so true.

That must be why our kids' public schools are ignoring him on his Day. God Forbid they stir up any patriotism.


53 posted on 02/20/2006 10:49:13 AM PST by WOSG
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To: WOSG; zarf

It is a disgrace and a sign of America's decline . . .

that Washington's birthday and Lincoln's birthday are no longer national holidays, which they should be,-

And should be on the whatever day of the week they fall.


54 posted on 02/20/2006 10:57:55 AM PST by Age of Reason
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To: oyasuminasai
The way these 'studeis' usually seem turn out I'm surprised that someone isn't saying he was really african american.

You mean a gay African American right?

55 posted on 02/20/2006 10:59:03 AM PST by Woodstock
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To: FormerACLUmember


MS SAWN A-SAY,

" HE LOOK-A LIKE-A MAN "


56 posted on 02/20/2006 10:59:04 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: WOSG

Not that I agree with Lincoln about many things--but I greatly admire him nonetheless.


57 posted on 02/20/2006 11:01:00 AM PST by Age of Reason
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To: WOSG
Our country will also never be able to thank him enough for the precedent that he set on giving up power. That is what now distinguishes our Presidency from all the trivial power mongering Prime Ministers around the world.

Twice the most powerful man in the country, and twice he gave it up by only his own will.
58 posted on 02/20/2006 11:02:24 AM PST by burzum (A single reprimand does more for a man of intelligence than a hundred lashes for a fool.--Prov 17:10)
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To: Woodstock

Darn, you're right. I should have known. Gay African American and undeniable proof of the homo gene. ;p


59 posted on 02/20/2006 11:02:59 AM PST by oyasuminasai
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To: FormerACLUmember

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60 posted on 02/20/2006 11:07:40 AM PST by Age of Reason
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To: BigBobber
Washington was very tall (6'-3") and a very imposing figure. I'm sure his physical stature helped him in his role as leader of the revolution and the infant country.

Especially as at the time the average man was only 5'5" or so.

61 posted on 02/20/2006 11:16:02 AM PST by Red Boots
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To: FormerACLUmember; SunkenCiv

Ping


62 posted on 02/20/2006 11:21:24 AM PST by DaveLoneRanger (I'm currently debating a big-time peace activist. I'll post it, so ping/mail me to read it when I do)
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To: FormerACLUmember

Scientific American had a very deatiled article about the methods used to produce these likenesses. It was written by the team leader and is an interesting melding of forensic science and period art pieces. It turns out that a bust of Washington was based on a life-mask molded from his face. THey also learned that, when he was a child, Washington was 'corseted. It was a practice of upper level families to to this to their boys in order to give them a distinct posture. That why when you se pictures of the FOunding Fathers, they all have their shoulders back in what looks like an artificial, forced position. It's not. That's the result of this childhood corseting and how people could easily spot a 'man of society' or a 'man of stature' without previous knowledge.


63 posted on 02/20/2006 11:37:52 AM PST by doc30 (Democrats are to morals what and Etch-A-Sketch is to Art.)
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To: Pharmboy

right up your alley... he did look a lot like barry bostwick. go figure.


64 posted on 02/20/2006 11:40:18 AM PST by thefactor
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To: FormerACLUmember

i love that pic, but i really love the other one in the field of snow on his horse. i'll find it and post it.


65 posted on 02/20/2006 11:42:40 AM PST by thefactor
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To: Diamond

brent spiner's mouth. i see it. same expression too.


66 posted on 02/20/2006 11:43:40 AM PST by thefactor
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To: FormerACLUmember

The nation NEEDS reminding of that incident....daily!


67 posted on 02/20/2006 11:45:04 AM PST by litehaus
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To: thefactor

Yes--there had been a few articles about this. Great stuff...


68 posted on 02/20/2006 12:00:36 PM PST by Pharmboy (The stone age didn't end because they ran out of stones.)
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To: FormerACLUmember
An interesting tidbit:

"Most portraits of George Washington show him majestically mounted on a brilliant white charger. But in fact, Washington's favorite mount was a chestnut hunter named Nelson who was a gift from the Governor of Virginia, Thomas Nelson, Jr. Washington rode Nelson to fox hunts for ten years before the Revolution and took his horse with him on his many campaigns during the war. Some of General Washington's other mounts died from exhaustion carrying him through furious battles. But Nelson survived the rigors of near-starvation at Valley Forge and relentless marches from Boston to the Carolinas. During Washington's term as first U.S. President, Nelson remained his favored horse. He too remained "first in war, first in peace..." - if not first in the memory of history."


69 posted on 02/20/2006 12:01:59 PM PST by texasbluebell
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To: FormerACLUmember

I love it too, in fact I have it framed, but that horse is way too fat for that time and that place. The Army was starving, after all.


70 posted on 02/20/2006 12:02:10 PM PST by squarebarb
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To: texasbluebell

Link for above:

http://www.imh.org/imh/kyhpl3b.html


71 posted on 02/20/2006 12:02:20 PM PST by texasbluebell
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To: FormerACLUmember
The History Channel decided to try to figure out what the first president looked like.

Why didn't they just look at a dollar bill? ;)

72 posted on 02/20/2006 12:03:13 PM PST by Alouette (Psalms of the Day: 106-107)
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To: FormerACLUmember
I don't know but Mr. and Mrs Washington seemed to grow to look like each other.

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73 posted on 02/20/2006 12:07:13 PM PST by mware (The keeper of the I's once again.)
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To: oyasuminasai

He always wore rouge in his portraits, probably because he was so gay.


74 posted on 02/20/2006 12:07:30 PM PST by Old Professer (Fix the problem, not the blame!)
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To: FormerACLUmember
Good morning.

But, but, but, wasn't George black?

Michael Frazier
75 posted on 02/20/2006 12:14:36 PM PST by brazzaville (no surrender no retreat, well, maybe retreat's ok)
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To: MamaTexan; 80 Square Miles; FormerACLUmember
Sorry. Brent Spiner has lower cheekbones and a much bigger schnoz.

If one of these men robbed you would you be able to pick them out of a lineup?


Cordially,

76 posted on 02/20/2006 12:14:52 PM PST by Diamond
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To: MamaTexan

Agreed. I remember watching Trek back 15 years ago and wondering why, if someone went to all the trouble of creating an android, they gave him such a long beak.
(BTW, in Gore Vidal's book Burr, the mischevious duelist comments that Washington had a really broad ass. Seems like the sort of detail Vidal would comment on, though).


77 posted on 02/20/2006 12:21:16 PM PST by MajorityOfOne
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To: php5
It's actually an article written in the 1880s, probably in an excess of patriotism a la Parson Weems . . .

Snopes status: false.

Snopes leans liberal, but in this case it's correct. The language is the giveaway - it's flowery late 19th century, not the more direct language of Washington's time.

78 posted on 02/20/2006 12:28:07 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: php5
It's actually an article written in the 1880s, probably in an excess of patriotism a la Parson Weems . . .

Snopes status: false.

Snopes leans liberal, but in this case it's correct. The language is the giveaway - it's flowery late 19th century, not the more direct language of Washington's time.

79 posted on 02/20/2006 12:28:09 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: squarebarb
Oh, I don't know. You could hang a hat on his hipbones . . .

But he's no hunter such as a Virginian would own. He looks like a warmblood.

There are so few historical painters who are really up on horses. Some Civil War artists can't even draw a horse correctly.

80 posted on 02/20/2006 12:30:44 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Alouette
Here he is with his little-known twin brother:

;-)

81 posted on 02/20/2006 12:47:15 PM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: FormerACLUmember

I'm surprised nobody's recommended digging up his skull to do a forensic reproduction of his facial features. Does anybody know if they ever did a plaster cast of GW. I know they've done plaster casts of other famous folks like Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.


82 posted on 02/20/2006 1:27:09 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayneuee)
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To: mewzilla

Looks to me like General Washington dropped a contact lens and is hoping it will catch a ray of sunlight so he can see where it is.


83 posted on 02/20/2006 1:34:08 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: dangus

thank your for that service


84 posted on 02/20/2006 1:36:32 PM PST by bigsigh
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To: battlegearboat
I thought he looked alot like Kelsey Grammer.

I always thought Louis Rukeyser looked a bit like Washington.

85 posted on 02/20/2006 1:40:43 PM PST by speedy
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To: FormerACLUmember

I thought of Chad Lowe when I saw the youthful picture.

86 posted on 02/20/2006 1:41:09 PM PST by Albion Wilde (The best service a retired general can give is to...mothball his opinions. Omar Bradley)
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To: FormerACLUmember

A movie star? Nah. Washington wouldn't waste his time with Hollyweird. He'd be too busy kicking Islamofascist ass!


87 posted on 02/20/2006 1:50:06 PM PST by WestVirginiaRebel (Islamofascists don't need cartoons. They're already caricatures.)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel
A movie star? Nah. Washington wouldn't waste his time with Hollyweird. He'd be too busy kicking Islamofascist ass!

You are 100% correct. Washington would never be associated with Hollywood maggots.

88 posted on 02/20/2006 1:53:10 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (No program, no ideas, no clue: The democrats!)
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To: php5

That is an excellent site.


89 posted on 02/20/2006 2:01:00 PM PST by Lancer_N3502A
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To: Liz; Joe 6-pack; woofie; vannrox; giotto; iceskater; Conspiracy Guy; Dolphy; Intolerant in NJ; ...

Art ping!

Let me, Republicanprofessor or woofie know if you want on or off the art ping list.


90 posted on 02/20/2006 2:06:17 PM PST by Sam Cree (absolute reality) - ("Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." Albert Einstein)
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To: Albion Wilde

Actually I was thinking more of Jeff Daniels and his excellent portrayal of George Washington in A&E Network’s “The Crossing”. I haven’t learned out how to post a picture yet – can anyone help me out here and post a pic of Jeff Daniels?


91 posted on 02/20/2006 2:23:31 PM PST by Caramelgal (I don't have a tag line.... I am a tag line. So tag, you are it.)
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To: php5

Thanks for the Link. Very good read.


92 posted on 02/20/2006 2:23:57 PM PST by auggy ( http://www.wtv-zone.com/Mary/THISWILLMAKEYOUPROUD.HTML)
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To: FormerACLUmember
Here's an unusual Silver Cerificate from 1896. These are worth a few bucks uncirculated. The only American ever to appear on our currency with his wife:


93 posted on 02/20/2006 2:24:37 PM PST by Pharmboy (The stone age didn't end because they ran out of stones.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

George Washington will come back from the dead and kick your @$$ for that. I guarantee it.


94 posted on 02/20/2006 2:25:24 PM PST by Hardastarboard (HEY - Billy Joe! You ARE an American Idiot!)
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To: FormerACLUmember

That was at Valley Forge...and after Trenton. Not trying to be a wiseguy, just want you to have the best data.


95 posted on 02/20/2006 2:26:36 PM PST by Pharmboy (The stone age didn't end because they ran out of stones.)
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To: Sam Cree
at Did George Washington Look Like?

The good news, it's OK to draw a picture of him.

96 posted on 02/20/2006 2:28:03 PM PST by SJackson (There is but one language which can be held to these people, and this is terror, William Eaton)
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To: FormerACLUmember; All
He looks familiar.

I enjoyed the comments on this thread.

97 posted on 02/20/2006 2:44:04 PM PST by Jane Austen
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To: FormerACLUmember

Interestingly enough, the modern man I think looked the most like Geo. Washington was David Packard. Same great height, long nose, big forehead, wide hips. Same reputation too for honesty and character. Every time I met Packard I felt like I was looking at U.S. quarter dollar (minus the ponytail). Wonder if it is a gene?


98 posted on 02/20/2006 2:47:31 PM PST by giant sable
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To: Pharmboy

Facinating, what does one of those silver certificates go for?


99 posted on 02/20/2006 2:51:47 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (No program, no ideas, no clue: The democrats!)
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To: FormerACLUmember; Pharmboy; KneelBeforeZod
Looks more like Terrance Stamp to me:


100 posted on 02/20/2006 2:54:46 PM PST by Clemenza (I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked...)
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