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Washington's Headquarters, 1780

This colored lithograph depicts Washington’s Headquarters in 1780 at Newburgh on the Hudson. In 1780, the American government began to lay to groundwork for a new economy. With money borrowed from France and Spain, Congress was able to redeem Continentals. The bills were then destroyed.

Credit: Washington's Headquarters, 1780, At Newburgh, on the Hudson, by an unknown artist, after 1876. Smithsonian American Art Museum, gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr., and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson