Home of George Washington

Home of George Washington Mount Vernon Virginia Tuck's Oilette Series


Stock #: 650156
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
City: Mount Vernon
State: Virginia (VA)
County: Fairfax
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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Mount Vernon-Home of George Washington. George Washington, first president of the United States, was born Feb. 2nd. 1732, on the banks of the Potomac, Virginia. Mount Vernon was built by his half-brother Laurence, who died in 1752, when George went to Mount Vernon to live. The house contains about twenty rooms; in the dining room (on the right) is the Carrara marble mantel sent to George Washington from Italy. On Jan. 6th 1759, Washington married Mrs. Martha Curtis, a young widow. he died of pneumonia on Dec. 14th, 1779, his wife surviving him three years.