• The author, a physical anthropologist, was asked to make the first forensic reconstruction of George Washington. Part of a new education center at Mount Vernon, the project calls for full-length figures of the first president at the ages of 19, 45 and 57.
  • The skeletal remains could not be used to furnish clues. A statue, portraits, a life mask, dentures and clothing--all from the later years of Washingtonfs life--constituted the available evidence.
  • A special three-dimensional computer program allowed the author and his colleagues to combine and manipulate these clues to arrive at the three lifelike reproductions.