George Washington coach panel and label, Washington, D.C.

President George Washington’s state coach featured four side panels representing the seasons. This panel, encased in an oak frame, depicts “Spring.” Washington used the coach to travel between the capital and Mount Vernon and on two presidential tours, to the northern and southern states, in 1789 and 1791. Mrs. Mary Dunlap of Georgetown presented the panel to John Varden at the National Institute for the Promotion of Science. The Smithsonian accessioned the panel, along with the rest of the Patent Office’s historical relic collections, in 1883.
Transfer from the United States Patent Office, undated
Object Name
coach panel
associated person
Washington, Martha
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 17 in x 15 in; 43.18 cm x 38.1 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Government, Politics, and Reform
Souvenir Nation
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Political History: Political History, General History Collection
Souvenir Nation
Souvenir Nation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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