NYC History Focus: George Washington Centennial

Here is a token from the event you will read about in this article. These were sold during the event and usually had a ribbon tied into the small hole in the token. On the front it mentions the anniversary of Washington assuming the office as the first President. On the reverse is the Brooklyn Bridge which was said to be the 8th wonder of the world. Here is a wonderful and large story in the Magazine of American History of the 100th anniversary of the start of George Washington’s term as President. He took the oath of office in New York City on April 30, 1789. 100 years later President Benj. Harrison came to honor that very important event, where it happened. This magazine of course was made on rather acidic paper, which was in pieces. I have tried to put it together as well as I could. However, there are places where I just could not. But in this way I can preserve it well as I can. Enjoy this large and very detailed article.

From Jack Stanley over at Edison Effect.


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