Author Washington Irving is quoted “One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning more and growing is doing more.”
|Diedrich Knickerbocker (right) is Washington Irving's narrator in "A History of New York.". Culture Club / Hulton Archive / Getty Images
|Washington Irving was in London when his artist-friend Charles Leslie painted this portrait of him in 1820. The New York Public Library / public domain
|Washington Irving's Sunnyside estate in Tarrytown New York
|In 1940, Irving was the first author
to be featured on the
“Famous Americans” series stamps.