Apron: 1789-1889 L.O.I.
Overall: 13 1/8 x 14 7/8 x 1/8 in. ( 33.3 x 37.8 x 0.3 cm )
printed: center, in gold: "1789 - 1889 / L. O. I."
Blue linen Orange Order apron with yellow linen edging and V-shape at the center to; portrait of George Washington in the center, surrounded with laurel leaves and stars, inscription at the bottom; two cotton twill tape ties.
This apron was worn by Matthew Patterson in parades of the Loyal Orange Institution, a Protestant fraternal organization.
Gift of Dr. Samuel White Patterson
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.