Textile fragment

Object Number: 
1941.110
Date: 
ca. 1876
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 12 in. ( 14 x 30.5 cm )
Marks: 
printed: below portrait: "1776" printed: on shield: "& PEACE"
Description: 
Cotton copperplate-printed textile fragment with a repeating pattern of a medallion portrait of George Washington with "1776" below, surrounded by garlands in sepia ink and alternating with a red and sepia shield with an image of scales "& PEACE."
Gallery Label: 
This textile was probably made around the time of the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia.
Bibliography: 

Herbert Ridgeway Collins, Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth, 1775 to the Present (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979), 191.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group