The storied blue sash worn by George Washington during the Revolutionary War has gone on display at Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution.
The sash, on loan from Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Ethnography and Archaeology, was rediscovered several years ago by Dr. Philip Mead, chief historian and director of curatorial affairs at the Museum of the American Revolution. Mead found the artefact at the Peabody Museum, where it had essentially been hidden in plain sight for decades.
Although the sash was suspected to have belonged to Washington, it had never been confirmed, according to the Museum of the American Revolution. Mead spent years studying the sash before concluding that it was indeed the one worn by Washington.
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