Dolley Madison Saved THIS

...Gilbert Stuart's portrait of Washington

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Paul Brandus (Mar. 11, 2013)
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Just hours before the British set fire to the White House, First Lady Dolley Madison fled - but not before saving this Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington. Then, as now, it is the most famous piece of artwork in the White House. Today, it hangs proudly in the East Room. 

-Paul Brandus

(Photo/West Wing Reports)

 

 

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