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Washington Crossing the Delaware | BRIdge to the Past: Art Across U.S. History

Emanuel Leutze's "Washington Crossing the Delaware" is an image we see frequently in the
United States from a young age. It has been reproduced and repurposed by artists into the
present day. Washington's decision to cross the river with his men in 1776 was made in
desperation, yet Leutze portrayed it 75 years later as an epic and heroic moment in time.
What can this reveal about interpretations of symbolic events in American history? Join
BRI staff Mary Patterson and Liz Evans to find out.