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  • Maine Historical Society

    Locket of George Washington's hair. This lock of George Washington's hair was given by Martha Washington to Miss Eliza Wadsworth on April 5, 1800. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow had the hair encased in this gold locket with an inscription about its provenance. Item # 7280 on Maine Memory Network

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George Washington (President) - opposed British colonial policy and was a delegate to the Continental Congress. His strong military leadership was rewarded with election as the first President of the new United States of America. As President, he was a conciliator between liberal and conservative factions. The lone medal he wears was from the Society of Cincinatti, founded in 1783 for officers who served in the Revolutionary War.

*BENJAMIN FRANKLIN's: 18kt gold pocket watch, c.1770. The watch exchanged hands several times. Engraved below the key hole reads: This watch firs owned by: Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 ? to Timothy Folger 1732-1814 / To Benjamin Franklin Folger / 1769-1836 / to James Athern Folger / 1835-1889

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George Washington- velvet and silk ensemble made between 1760 - 1770 in England. In 2001 it was estimated to be valued between $300,000 to $500,000.

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Lithograph of Martha and George Washington. The President and First Lady are pictured seated in their Mount Vernon Estate. Mr. Washington is shown with a book in his hand, and Martha is knitting. The two grandchildren are pictured in the background.