Once a year Mount Vernon flies in a few good experts to take care of their three forensic wax figures of George Washington.
How Forensic Anthropology, Art, and Historical Research Created the “Real” George Washington
Three wax statues of George Washington at ages 19, 45 and 57 were created based on the research of a forensic anthropoligist working with teams of art historians and computer modeling specialists. They studied paintings, statues and a life mask casting that had been done during Washington’s lifetime, plus things like his dentures, his spectacles, and locks of his hair. The one thing they did not do was disturb his remains. The wax statues are considered the most accurate representations of what our first President actually looked like in existence.
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