Washington Watercolor

Washington Watercolor

Washington’s Birthday had, by the early 19th Century, taken firm root in American culture as a national day of celebration. The traditions and celebrations of the day included speeches and receptions given by prominent local and national figures, fireworks and Birth Night Balls throughout the country with the taverns across the country filled with revelers celebrating the birth of the nation’s hero as well. Celebrations included grade school children completing watercolors onto printed sketches provided by schoolmaster. This one has a cheerful yellow background and a glimpse of (presumably) the local school. Period tenon and mortise frame. Sight size: 7″ x 9.25.” Period embossed paper mark visible in right top corner.