Inaugurations, Pop-Tarts and Miniatures

 

"William Birch miniature of George Washington"

George Washington by William Birch, after Gilbert Stuart

Today is the inaugural day of our first President. On April 30, 1789 George Washington woke up, I’m assuming put in his legendary false teeth, kissed his wife Martha who handed him his briefcase and a couple of Pop-Tarts (my favorite are the brown sugar cinnamon) on the way out the door, and then headed to Federal Hall in New York City to be sworn in as the first President of the United States of America. Continue reading