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This undated photo provided on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, by the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia shows a bonneted Martha Washington on a nonsense test piece. The Mint has been testing different materials to fiend less expensive ways to make coins. (AP Photo U.S. Mint)

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This undated photo provided on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, by the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia shows a bonneted Martha Washington on a nonsense test piece. The Mint has been testing different materials to fiend less expensive ways to make coins. (AP Photo U.S. Mint)

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Exhibit: Hoecakes & Hospitality: Cooking with Martha Washington

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Long before the advent of photography and funding by the White House Historical Association, Rembrandt Peale painted first lady Martha Washington, allowing people through the centuries to see what she looked like. (Photograph provided by the National Portrait Gallery)

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Martha Washington, aka Lalie Tongour, of Washington cools off her dog, Huxley, while marching with the St. Patrick's Episcopal Church contingent in the 45th annual Palisades July Fourth parade. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)