I’m pouting because no one attempted to guess who was America’s most famous silhouette. But here he is. George Washington himself. Not surprising, since the silhouettes were the rage in his lifetime.
Here’s the identities of the silhouettes. Some were easy, several were much tougher. Two, no one guessed correctly.
#1 – Benjamin Franklin
#2 – Jane Austen
#3 – Abraham Lincoln (who could miss that bearded chin?)
#4 – Abe and his family. That chin again.
#5 – Marie Antoinette
#6 – George and Martha Washington
#7 – Queen Elizabeth
#8 – Beethoven
He DID look like an African-American female with that curly hair, didn’t he? But it must’ve been the way the light shined behind him, and the details his artist took time to incorporate into the silhouette. He was young here, too.
And there you go. Hope you enjoyed skipping down memory lane with me!