George Washington Jumping Jack
An adorable stocking stuffer or birthday gift for kids young and old. Jumping jack toys were very popular with children of all ages in both the 18th and 19th centuries. This charming wooden jumping jack was created in the image of George Washington from a picture in the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation collections. All paints and other materials meet American Society for Testing and Materials f963-11 standards. Made of wood. 8"H
In 1759, 27-year-old George Washington took a seat in the House of Burgesses in the Capitol and helped shape the idea of self-government for the next 16 years. He dined with such locals as George Wythe and Peyton Randolph. He worshipped at Bruton Parish Church. He enjoyed congenial evenings at the Raleigh, King's Arms, and Christiana Campbell's taverns. He attended the theater and once viewed four performances in a row, to see a particular red-haired actress deliver her lines. He supped with the governor and attended balls at the Palace and the Capitol. He patronized Williamsburg's tradesmen.