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Sat May 15, 2021, 03:09 AM

What would George Washington look like today? A pandemic creation draws attention.

By HEATHER MURPHY
THE NEW YORK TIMES |
MAY 14, 2021 AT 6:53 PM

What would George Washington look like if he were a modern-day politician? That question occurred to George Aquilla Hardy, a musician, 14 months into the pandemic. There he was at 23, stuck in his childhood bedroom in Dorset, England, instead of playing music festivals.

Because he had nowhere to be and he was sick of “looking at the same four walls,” Hardy said, he decided to try to answer his question with Photoshop. He posted his result on Reddit on May 2.

Since then he — and others — have posted and reposted it thousands of times on just about every social media platform. Many of the comments are silly. But Hardy’s creation — which he mocked up in about three hours — has also sparked genuine interest in the question that he started with: What would the first president of the United States look like if he were living in the era of online suit ordering and Instagram campaign ads?

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An image provided by George Aquilla Hardy shows a photorealistic portrait that imagines what
George Washington would look like if he were alive today. Since then Hardy -- and others -- have
posted and reposted it thousands of times on just about every social media platform.
(George Aquilla Hardy via The New York Times)

More:
https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-nyt-george-washington-modern-portrait-20210514-bdhwys56ufevpojj55fzjffndu-story.html

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What is accurate, she said, assuming that time travel did not somehow fix this for him, is the tight-lipped smile. The founding father had terrible teeth. He wore dentures cobbled together from ivory from walruses and hippopotamuses as well as slaves’ teeth procured by dentists who specialized in such things, she said. But even with the dentures in, he was self-conscious about opening his mouth.

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Sat May 15, 2021, 04:17 AM

1. I disagree with that, he would certainly not look like that today.

Hed be darn near 300 years old by now, i dont care how well he took care of himself, he would not look nearly that young.

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Sat May 15, 2021, 10:56 AM

2. He was also very tall and buff

especially for his time, 6'2" when most American men were 5'8" or so.

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