Washington's Farewell Address, 1796

Allyn Cox

Oil on Canvas

1973-1974

Great Experiment Hall

Cox Corridors

 

In his farewell address at the end of his second term as president, George Washington urged America, "Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all." He is depicted here at his desk with Alexander Hamilton, who helped him write the address.

 

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Left: The sawyer symbolizes Americans' increasing use of the land's natural resources.

 

Right: Sailing ships represent the importance of commerce with other nations.

 

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Taken on October 12, 2011