"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." -- George Washington
The Real Face of George Washington: Profile. From Life Mask of the 53 year old Washington made by French sculptor, Jean Antoine Houdon. Commenting to a friend, Houdon said he had no idea of the "majesty and grandeur of Washington's form and features" until he studied him as a subject.
Mount Vernon as it was when bought by the Mount Vernon Ladies Association� Albumen print. Ca. 1860. The neglected Mount Vernon is pictured as it appeared when acquired by the Mount Vernon Ladies Association in 1858, with architectural features added after Washington's death, and since removed.