Image: Seal of Washington
Description: The Seal of the State of Washington
Title: Seal of Washington
Credit: Own work based on work located at the Office of the Secretary of State's page on the Seal of the State of Washington Design of the Seal: Art. 18 Section 1. State seal: RCW 1.20.080.
Author: Gilbert Stuart
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