National Geographic : 1929 Apr
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE g lNationaiaeograpnic society Natural Color Photograph by Edwin L. Wisherd THE BAPTISMAL FONT AT POHICK CHURCH HAS BEEN REINSTALLED Friends and relatives from near and far were invited to the colonial baptismal ceremony. One of George Washington's ancestors considered his son's baptism of sufficient moment to take pre cedence over a summons from the Governor of Maryland for his appearance at Provincial Court. This old stone font of Pohick Church was lost for many years. It was finally discovered in a farm yard where it had been doing duty as a watering trough.