Today is America’s first President George Washington’s birthday. Born on 22 February 1732, Washington was a legendary political leader, general, statesman, and was the Founding Father of the United States of America who served as the country’s first president from 1789 to 1797. 

Did you know that the image of George Washington has probably appeared in more advertisements than that of any other president, endorsing and selling everything — from coffee to soap to baking powder to soft drinks! Washington was advertising’s first presidential poster boy.

Look up some of the advertising posters from a different era and age…