Size: 24x36 inchesSubstrate: Premium Matte paperBleed: full bleed (image goes edge to edge)Why all the posters of Washington: Working on a series for posterattic.com on artwork, portraits and jewelry created during George Washington's lifetime that is currently on display at The Met in NYC, The National Gallery of Art in DC, Chicago Institute of Art, and The Cleveland Museum of Art.About This Piece: On October 16, 1794, President George Washington called on the militia at Fort Cumberland, Maryland, to suppress a rebellion in western Pennsylvania. The conflict was precipitated by the 1792 excise laws regarding the sale of distilled spirits. The Scotch-Irish immigrants who made their living from the sale and barter of whiskey deemed the laws discriminatory, and their protests turned into full-scale riots. Upon Washington’s arrival to review his troops, the resistance vanished. The episode went down in history as one of the crucial early tests of centralized government and as a reminder of Washington’s power.On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 719
Washington Reviewing the Western Army (MD), 1795 (Kemmelmeyer) - 24x36"