A two-part image shows George Washington on horseback leading Continental Army troops, and Thomas Jefferson with architectural plans in front of the Rotunda at the Univeristy of Virginia
Original Author: Francis Simkins, Sidman Poole, and Spotswood Hunnicutt, text
Created: 1957
Medium: Illustrated book cover

Cover of Seventh-Grade Textbook

The cover of the state-sanctioned seventh-grade textbook, Virginia: History, Government, Geography (1957), features the accomplishments of George Washington as the commander of the Continental Army during the American Revolution and Thomas Jefferson's creation of the University of Virginia. Washington sits astride his horse while his soldiers march beneath him, and Jefferson consults his architectural plans in front of the university's Rotunda.

Citation: Virginia: History, Government, Geography. F226 .S5 1957. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA