Enjoy this portrait of George Washington, by Charles Willson Peale, 1780. In the midst of our government shutdown, it might be a good moment to contemplate some of our tumultuous history and iconic heroes. The Google projects lets you get up close and personal by clicking on any image. You can get close enough to see Washington's button holes and look him in the eye.
And, of course, there are many, many more wonderful images from all around the world.