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St. Patricks Cathedral

Classification: 
Date: 
1940
Medium: 
Linen
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 1/2 x 12 3/4 in. ( 34.3 x 32.4 cm )
Description: 
Linen printed kerchief with an image of St. Patricks Cathedral, New York City, printed in blue ink on a white ground.
Credit Line: 
Gift of M. Eaton & Co.
Object Number: 
1941.778a
Marks: 
printed: lower left corner: " 'SAINT PATRICK"S/ CATHEDRAL, NEW YORK. ' / W. J. J."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1940
eMuseum Object ID: 
6876
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Scarf: New York World's Fair, 1939

Classification: 
Date: 
1939
Medium: 
Rayon
Dimensions: 
Overall: 19 x 19 1/2 in. ( 48.3 x 49.5 cm )
Description: 
Rayon printed kerchief with images of the exhibits from the 1939 New York World's Fair, including the Trylon and Perisphere, Railroad Building, R.C.A. Building and others; border of more exhibits with people walking past and the New York City skyline in the four corners; printed in white, navy, aqua, and purple on a chartreuse ground.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Ellen Oakley
Object Number: 
1941.293
Marks: 
printed: in each corner: "NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR/ 1939" printed: in center: in script, "Chemical and Plastics/ Building/ R. C. A./ Building/ Railroad Building/ Consumers/ Building/ Fisheries/ Aviation/ Building/ Food Building/ Missouri/ Building"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1939
eMuseum Object ID: 
6874
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Scarf: Constitution-preamble and 10 original amendments

Classification: 
Date: 
1936-1941
Medium: 
Rayon
Dimensions: 
Overall: 25 1/2 x 26 in. ( 64.8 x 66 cm )
Description: 
Rayon printed kerchief with the preamble and ten original amendments to the Constitution printed in blue on a white ground; red border.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edgar C. Hyman
Object Number: 
1941.890
Marks: 
printed: center: "CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES/ PREAMBLE/ We the people of the United States , in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquillity, provide for the common defense, premote the general welfare..."
Bibliography: 

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

Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1941
eMuseum Object ID: 
6873
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Flag:guidon

Classification: 
Date: 
1861-1865
Medium: 
Cotton chintz
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 x 17 in. ( 27.9 x 43.2 cm )
Description: 
Cotton chintz Confederate "Stars and Bars "guidon; blue canton with a wreath of eight stars around three stars; two red stripes on either side of a white stripe; swallow tail fly.
Object Number: 
INV.5747
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
6855
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Banner w/dowel: First Division Monument

Classification: 
Date: 
1900-1940
Medium: 
Cotton, wood, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 63 x 43 x 1 in. ( 160 x 109.2 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Orange cotton pennant with the inscription, "FIRST/ DIVISION/ MONUMENT" sewn on in white cotton letters; a wooden pole is strung through the top with metal acorn finials at each end; a metal ring is attached at the center for hanging.
Object Number: 
INV.11616
Marks: 
sewn: center: "FIRST/ DIVISION/ MONUMENT"
Gallery Label: 
This pennant is part of a set made with all of the names of the buildings designed by Cass Gilbert (1859-1934). Gilbert was an architect and surveyor. He worked early in his career as a draftsman for McKim, Meade and White. He later moved to Minnesota, and in 1882 won the competition for his design of the State Capitol. He returned to New York and is best known for the Woolworth Building (1913) in lower Manhattan.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1940
eMuseum Object ID: 
6818
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Linen curtain

Classification: 
Date: 
1840-1870
Medium: 
Linen
Dimensions: 
Overall: 74 x 32 x 1/8 in. ( 188 x 81.3 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Linen bed curtain panel with machine-stitched hem and casing.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1379b
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1870
eMuseum Object ID: 
6815
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Panel: image of George Washington w/horse

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1876
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 24 x 17 1/4 in. ( 61 x 43.8 cm )
Description: 
Printed cotton kerchief with a full length equestrian portrait of George Washington in a medallion with a shield of America above and below printed in red, blue, sepia, tan, and pink on a white ground; red and white striped background; red, white, and blue border.
Object Number: 
X.106
Marks: 
printed: above portrait: "WASHINGTON" printed: on shields: "SHIELD OF U.S. AMERICA"
Bibliography: 

Herbert Ridgeway Collins, Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth, 1775 to the Present (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979), 188.

Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1876
eMuseum Object ID: 
6813
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Valance fragment

Classification: 
Date: 
1700-1800
Medium: 
Linen, wool
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 49 x 1/2 in. ( 20.3 x 124.5 x 1.3 cm )
Description: 
Fragment of homespun linen valance with crewel embroidered floral vine motif and green, greenish-yellow, and lavender tassels.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number: 
1944.308
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
6812
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Coverlet

Classification: 
Date: 
1815-1830
Medium: 
Wool, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 94 x 76 1/2 x 1/4 in. ( 238.8 x 194.3 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Blue wool and white cotton double-woven19 coverlet composed of two vertical sections hand-sewn together; decorated grid at center with pine tree border on three sides.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. R. W. G. Vail
Object Number: 
1959.93
Marks: 
cross stitched: in upper left corner: "AM / HEM"
Gallery Label: 
The initials stitched on this covelet are those of Amy (Coleman) Mills (1797-1828) and Harriet Elizabeth Mills (Mrs. Enos Smith Vail, 1821-1876), great-grandmother and grandmother of the donor.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1830
eMuseum Object ID: 
6811
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Kerchief

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1848
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 24 3/8 x 31 in. ( 61.9 x 78.7 cm )
Description: 
Copperplate-printed cotton campaign kerchief; center depicts the planting of the flag at Palo Alto, flag with soldier against blue background; paisley border includes portraits of General Zachary Taylor at bottom center, and C.A. May, General Wool, General Scott, and General Patterson in the four corners; printed in sepia, brown, and blue on a white ground.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number: 
1941.103
Marks: 
printed: below portraits: "GEN. Z. TAYLOR/ Rough and Ready/ PALO ALTO/ LIF. COL. C.A. MAY/ GEN. WOOL/ GEN. SCOTT/ LUNDYS LANE/ GEN. PATTERSON"
Gallery Label: 
This kerchief was probably made for the 1848 presidential campaign of Zachary Taylor.
Bibliography: 

Herbert Ridgeway Collins, Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth, 1775 to the Present (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979), 126.

Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1848
eMuseum Object ID: 
6792
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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