Monday, May 18, 2009

Money, Honey

From the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, here are pictures of the original paintings that grace some of the money in your pocket. The unfinished portrait of George Washington above is the one that forms the basis of the picture you see on the dollar bill. I'm not sure why it was never finished, but hanging near it is an unfinished portrait of Martha Washington as well. The picture of Abraham Lincoln below is the basis of the image found on the penny. Lincoln would have turned 200 this year, which would have been quite the feat.

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