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Washington and the Cherry Tree

Washington and the Cherry Tree

George Washington as a young boy caught in the act of chopping down the cherry tree. This story first appeared in Parson Weems' LIfe of Washington, but has not been verified in any other source. According to Weems, the confrontation between the young Washington and his father took place inside their house and George is reported to have said, "I can't tell a lie, Pa; you know I can't tell a lie. I did cut it with my hatchet." Illustration from the book, The Life of George Washington in Words of One Syllable by Josaphine Pollard, New York: McLoughlin Brothers.
Galleries: Boys, George Washington
Keywords: boy, cherry tree, george washington, hatchet, man, president, presidents, truth, united states presidents, washington
Photographer: Unknown illustrator
Device Make: Canon
Device Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Original Dimensions: 3276×4140
Picture Orientation: Portrait
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Picture Number: 6124