VIRGINIA Mount Vernon Tomb of G. Washington and 50 similar items
More details about this item!!! NOTE !!! if the image(s) in the description shows a broken image icon(s), right click on the icon(s) and open in new tab to see the larger image(s). The Tomb of Washington Another Fine Quality Print from Martin2001 Print Specifics: Type of print: Steel engraving - Original antique print Year of printing: not indicated in the print - actual: 1855 Condition: 1 (1. Excellent - 2. Very good - 3. Good - 4. Fair) Dimensions: 7 x 10.5 inches, including blank margins (borders) around the image. Only the image and partial blank margins shown in the photo. Image dimensions: 4 x 6 inches. 1 inch = 2,54 cm. Paper weight: 2-3 (1. Thick - 2. Heavier - 3. Medium heavy - 4. Slightly heavier - 5. Thin) Reverse side: Blank Narrative: The tomb where rest the ashes of WASHINGTON was constructed some fifteen years ago on a spot which he himself had long before chosen for the purpose. It stands on a hill-side overlooking a woody dell not far from the mansion of Mount Vernon, and is built of brick covered in front with a simple rough-cast coating that is much damaged by the influence of the weather. The pillars on each side the doorway are of freestone; on a panel fixed over the iron door the visitor may read these words: "I am the Resurrection and the Life; He that believeth in me though he were dead, yet shall he live." Our engraving presents a view of the walls enclosing the tomb. These walls are of brick twelve feet high; upon a slab above the iron gate is the simple inscription: "WITHIN THIS ENCLOSURE REST THE REMAINS OF GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON. The body of Washington was deposited, here in 1837 in a marble sarcophagus prepared for the purpose. It had previously remained in the vault occupied by the mortal relics of the various members of the Washington family. On removing it, the leaden coffin was found to have sunken in and become somewhat fractured, so as to expose to view the head and breast of its tenant , which seemed but little affected by the influence of time. The forehead was still broad and massive, the eye sockets were spacious and profound, and the chest that of a man of unusual size. The grave-clothes had disappeared. The removal, which was performed by torch-light and without any ceremony, lasted but a short time; the leaden coffin was closed again and finally deposited in the sarcophagus, no more, as we trust, to be disturbed. [from an old description] Martin2001 Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy! Any print purchased from me may be returned for any (or no) reason for a full refund including all postage. seller since 1998. Five-star service. Powered by Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.
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