21 September 2009

Capitol lawn statue of George Washington as Zeus

While preparing for our upcoming fall field trip to Boston, I was reminded of this classic photograph from the Library of Congress showing a school group studying statue of George Washington as Zeus that spent some time on the US Capitol lawn. The story goes that the topless founding father had already been booted out of the Rotunda for his inappropriate dress and onto the lawn before he got a home in the Smithsonian.

Of course, as we think ahead to the trip, I hope that our school group can dress as nattily as this one with sun hats and carefully ironed knickers.

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