Browse Items (116 total)

George Washington by Gilbert Stuart, 1797

22 George Washington by Gilbert Stuart, 1797.jpg
Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828)
George Washington, 1797
Oil on canvas

The Federalist, 1788

Hamilton_Federalist_v2_Wellesley College.jpg
Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804)
James Madison (1751-1836)
John Jay (1745-1829)
The Federalist
New York, J. and A. McLean, 1788

Con-g-ss embark'd on board the ship Constitution of America bound to Conogocheque by way of Philadelphia, 1790

Con-g-ss Embark'd on board the ship Constitution.jpg
In July 1790 Congress decided to move the seat of the federal government from its original site in New York to Washington, with Philadelphia as an interim capital. The unidentified satirist gives a cynical view of the profit opportunity which this…

Convention at Philadelphia, 1787

7 Constitutional Convention at Philadelphia by Elkanah Tisdale, 1787.jpg
Detail of Convention at Philadelphia. 1787. Elkanah Tisdale (b. 1771). Engraving, in A History of the United States, 1823.

Inauguration of George Washington at the Federal Hall, 1789

Federal Hall NY  GW becomes president 1789.jpg
Detail of Diorama of the First Inauguration of George Washington at the Federal Hall in New York, April 30th, 1789

First Cabinet

First Cabinet.jpg
First Cabinet Cigar Box Label by Van Dam Cigar Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1920s

Aaron Burr by John Vanderlyn, 1802

Aaron Burr by John Vanderlyn, 1802.jpg
John Vanderlyn (1775-1852)
Aaron Burr, 1802
Oil on canvas

Hamilton Bookplate (closeup)

Hamilton Bookplate Columbia 3-23-12.jpg
Bookplate of Alexr. Hamilton Esqr. of Grange Advocate
From Hamilton's copy of The Federalist, v. 2