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circa 1790: The 1st President of the United States George Washington (1732-1799). The painting is similar to the one used for United States postage stamps by Gilbert Stuart and is known as a 'Stuart Type'. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)

circa 1790:  The 1st President of the United States George Washington (1732-1799). The painting is similar to the one used for United States postage stamps by Gilbert Stuart and is known as a 'Stuart Type'.  (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)