No matter what the mattress sale ad reads, it's NOT President's Day. Since 1885, it has officially been called 'Washington's Birthday', a national federal holiday in honor of the Father of Our Country. Originally it was celebrated on Washington's true birthday, February 22, until 1968 when some lawmakers wanted to celebrate generalized presidential achievement, particularly those of Abraham Lincoln. The Uniform Monday Holiday Act was passed, which created three day weekends along with the sales-a-thons we are bombarded with by retailers. Because many jurisdictions celebrated Lincoln's birthday on February 12, which is so close to Washington's, a general perception grew that the birthday of the Great Emancipator was an inclusion to the Act, though it was not. Today is "Washington's Birthday". Today is the day to celebrate all things Washington.
Since my blog is 90% about a particular subject, you can imagine what I'm going to share with you, can't you? Of course you can.
How about beginning with some transferware plates that depict images of Mount Vernon, Washington's home?
This pattern is simply titled Mount Vernon and was produced by Johnson Brothers in a variety of colors.
red/pink transferware dinner plate (for sale HERE)
Brown polychrome salad plate depicting the main entrance to the estate on the West front.
Garden house gazebo
Mount Vernon dish set in blue
s an unparalleled model which will be forever relevant.
George Washington's bravery, leadership, and impeccable character encourages a boldness of spirit that the world seldom sees, but should always remember. His powerful affirmation of faith and patriotic duty are reflected in this ever famous image of The Prayer at Valley Forge, engraved by John C McRae in 1866, based on a painting by Henry Brueckner.
If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.
Here are more of my posts with Patriotic themes and transferware:
Kindest regards, Nancy