The American Star (George Washington)

Frederick Kemmelmeyer American

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This picture glorifies Washington's achievements as a soldier, statesman, and Freemason by surrounding him with weapons, symbols of nationhood, and a Masonic shield. His association with the star has numerous connotations, including his being a source of guidance or a light in the darkness.

The American Star (George Washington), Frederick Kemmelmeyer (ca. 1755–1821), Oil and gold leaf on paper, American

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