David and Rumaan’s Brooklyn home uses an impressive collection of George Washington portraits to make a bold statement in the family’s dining room.
But did George Washington actually wear a powdered wig? Even though wigs were fashionable at the time, George Washington kept his own hair. He kept it long and tied back in a queue, or ponytail. Although he didn’t wear a wig, George Washington did powder his hair, giving it the iconic white color seen in famous portraits. Powdering ones hair was a custom of the time.