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Byline: Eils Lotozo
PHILADELPHIA _ When the White House marks its bicentennial next month, the festivities will include a gala birthday dinner, a reenactment of President John Adams' arrival at the half-finished residence, and the unveiling of a new painting of the iconic building by James "Jamie" Wyeth, son of Andrew.
But there's another Wyeth work that organizers would dearly love to make part of the celebrations. Commissioned by the Pennsylvania Railroad and painted in 1930 by art dynasty patriarch and Brandywine Valley resident N.C. Wyeth, it's a rare image of George Washington in front of a White House still shrouded in scaffolding.
There's just one problem.
The painting, a reproduction of which was pictured on Richard Nixon's 1971 White House Christmas card …