Coming Soon to Mount Vernon, 3 Georges

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The images are familiar, yet different. Looking more than two centuries into the past, scientists have created what they say are the most accurate depictions of George Washington at three critical stages in his life, ages 19, 45 and 57.

After almost two years of forensic research, historical delving, computer manipulation and work by a team of artists, Washington comes alive in three sculptures that are supposed to be the most accurate images of what he actually looked like.

The Mount Vernon Ladies Association, custodians of his estate in Virginia, have not yet received the statues, but they released pictures Thursday.

The statues show Washington as a young surveyor before he fought in the French and Indian War, the general as he took command of the Continental Army at the beginning of the Revolutionary War and the older statesman as he became the first president of the United States.

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