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Artist or CreatorLeslie Gibbard
Title or Caption[no caption]
Extent1 item
Published byThe Guardian
Date02 May 1973
Embedded text or transcriptI cannot tell a lie - this axe chopped down the cherry tree...... so I suppose I must accept responsibility for it...
Presidential purity
Person DepictedNixon; Richard M. (Richard Milhous), (1913-1994)
Implied textArt: John McRae, "Father, I Can Not Tell a Lie; I Cut the Tree," 1867 engraving after a painting by G.G. White
The story of Washington and the Cherry Tree, was invented by a parson named Mason Locke Weems in a biography of Washington published directly after his death. A History of the Life and Death, Virtues and Exploits, of General George Washington(1800) and The Life of George Washington, with Curious Anecdotes Laudable to Himself and Exemplary to his Countrymen(1806)
SubjectsPresidents USA
Watergate conspiracies
White House
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