Monday, August 5, 2013

Goodbye General Washington.

An overcast then rainy morning was fitting weather to start a sketch crawl at Fraunces' Tavern.
It was there, on the second floor, as described on the brass plaque securely fastened to the wall with bolts and steel channel, that Washington bid farewell to his troops. An end to battle, fought mostly at a disadvantage in numbers and in adverse weather.

"[w]ith a heart full of love and gratitude, I now take leave of you. I most devoutly wish that your latter days may be as prosperous and happy as your former ones have been glorious and honorable." G. Washington, December 4, 1783.

Fraunces included

Trinity Church from Wall Street

Federal Hall-Statue of Washington


  1. Cool stuff. Some good sketches. Sorry I wasn't there.

  2. Wonderful group of sketches. I'll put this on my list for my next visit to NYC!
    I really liked seeing your thumbnails.