Brooklyn-Born Painter
Calls His More Accurate

By Verena Dobnik
Associated Press

NEW YORK — One of America’s most famous images, a painting of George Washington crossing the Delaware River, got much of the story wrong: The American commander wouldn’t have stood triumphantly on a rowboat in daylight, but on a ferry bracing himself against a fierce snowstorm on Christmas night.

That’s the historic scene depicted in a new painting that went on display this week at the New York Historical Society museum in Manhattan.

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