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Kerchief celebrating the 50th anniversary of WBAI Radio

Classification: 
Date: 
2011
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 21 x 21 in. (53.3 x 53.3 cm)
Description: 
Square aqua-blue kerchief printed in black and white with central diamond, "50 Years / wbai.org WBAI 99.5 FM / PACIFICA / LISTENER-SPONSORED COMMUNITY RADIO" with radiating lines of text listing the station's radio shows and braodcast schedule.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Hillary Weiss
Object Number: 
2012.7
Gallery Label: 
This kerchief commemorates the 50th anniversary of WBAI Pacifica radio, a progressive and independent listener-sponsored station based in New York City. WBAI is one of five non-commercial, multicultural Pacifica network stations whose flagship program is the acclaimed "Democracy Now" with Amy Goodman. The kerchief was designed by Hillary Weiss, a Manhattan graphic designer and author of the book "The American Bandanna: Culture on Cloth from George Washington to Elvis" (Chronicle Books, 1990).
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
2011
eMuseum Object ID: 
68195
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Flag of Heroes

Classification: 
Date: 
2002
Medium: 
Polyester
Dimensions: 
Overall: 45 x 62 in. (114.3 x 157.5 cm)
Description: 
Printed U.S. flag with two metal grommets on hoist; names of emergency personnel listed within red stripes; printed in blue at bottom: "Flag of Heroes TM / This flag contains the names of the emergency services personnel who gave / their lives to save others in the terrorist attacks of 9.11.* / Now and forever it will represent their immortality / We shall never forget them"; printed in lower right: "NYC 9/11 Memorial Field / Seventh Anniversary / Battery Park, Manhattan / September 8-14, 2008"; printed along bottom edge: "As of 09-11-2003 - Copyright 2002 BIE www.flagofheroes.org e-mail: biellc5@aol.com. Signature of John Michelotti below bottom stripe.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Holly Nedelka
Object Number: 
2011.19
Gallery Label: 
The Flag of Heroes was created to honor the emergency services personnel who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. It is a companion to the Flag of Honor (2003.7), which lists the victims of the attacks. Both flags were created and distributed by Greenwich, Connecticut, resident John Michelotti.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
2002
eMuseum Object ID: 
67917
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Sampler made at the New York African Free School

Classification: 
Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Date: 
1820
Medium: 
Silk on wool
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 x 13 in. (30.5 x 33 cm) Frame: 14 x 15 in. (35.6 x 38.1 cm)
Description: 

Wool sampler worked with silk thread; central verse, "Truth," surrounded by Quaker-style motifs, including baskets of fruit, flower urns, and vines.

Credit Line: 
Purchased through the generosity of the Monsky family, the Coby Foundation, Barbara Knowles Debs and Richard A. Debs, Patricia D. Klingenstein, Nancy Newcomb and John Hargraves, Charles Phillips, Pam B. Schafler, Sue Ann Weinberg, and the Goins Family Fund
Object Number: 
2011.9
Marks: 
Stitched below verse: "Rosena Disery, aged 15 years, / New York African Free / school. April 1820"
Gallery Label: 

This sampler was stitched by Rosena Disery (1805-1877) in 1820 when she was a student at the New York African Free School. Although both girls and boys attended the African Free School from its founding in 1787, needlework instruction was not added to the curriculum until 1791. The sewing program was modeled closely on the curriculum at the Quaker-run Female Association Schools. Rosena's sampler was produced under the tutelage of Miss Mary Lincrum, who had been educated at a Female Association School. The verse stitched by Rosena was excerpted from the poem "Self-Love and Truth Incompatible," originally penned by the French mystic Madame Guyon (1648-1717) and published by William Cowper (1731-1800) in 1779. Surrounding the poem are Quaker-style motifs, such as baskets of fruit, flower urns, and vines. Student needlework was regularly exhibited at the African Free School's public examination days as proof of the students' accomplishments. A schoolgirl's sampler was akin to her diploma, and would later be proudly displayed in her home. In addition to improving manual dexterity, the stitching of samplers provided moral instruction and encouraged literacy. Rosena Disery prospered after graduating from the African Free School. She married Peter Van Dyke (1796-1869), a successful cook and caterer who owned a house at 133 Wooster Street. Van Dyke was a prominent figure in New York City's black community and a member of the vestry at St. Philip's Church. The couple became tremendously wealthy and left their son an inheritance of $120,000 in 1877. The family's prominence is also manifest in the soaring obelisk in Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery that marks the grave of Peter and Rosena Van Dyke.

Provenance: 

Rosena Disery Van Dyke (1805-1877); descent unknown; purchased by a private collector at a Texas shop between 1930 and 1950; bequeathed by the collector to her granddaughter; consigned by her to M. Finkel & Daughter, Philadelphia; purchased by N-YHS, 2011.

Date End: 
1820
eMuseum Object ID: 
67210
Exclude from TMS update: 
OFF
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Patch

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1914-1918
Medium: 
Textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (3.8 x 3.8 cm)
Description: 
Circular patch with metallic thread; stars and stripes in shield. 2 of 2
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ivan C. & Marilynn Gelfman Karp
Object Number: 
2010.26.60
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1918
eMuseum Object ID: 
66937
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Patch

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1914-1918
Medium: 
Textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (3.8 x 3.8 cm)
Description: 
Circular patch with metallic thread; stars and stripes in shield. 1 of 2.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ivan C. & Marilynn Gelfman Karp
Object Number: 
2010.26.59
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1918
eMuseum Object ID: 
66936
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Kerchief

Classification: 
Date: 
1889
Medium: 
Cotton, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall (including backing board): 24 3/4 × 19 1/2 in. (62.9 × 49.5 cm) Overall (image): 22 × 16 3/4 in. (55.9 × 42
Description: 
Glazed printed cotton swallowtail pennant (vertical orientation) with central portrait bust of George Washington; border of blue with white stars; wooden rod attached at top.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Object Number: 
2010.24.163
Gallery Label: 
The centennial of George Washington's swearing in as President was a widely celebrated event. In New York, cloth banners with Washington's portrait were put up throughout Manhattan, especially around Washington Square. Originally erected as part of the celebration activities, the arch in Washington Square displayed this banner. This pennant was probably carried in a parade celebrating of the centennial of George Washington's inauguration as president on April 30, 1789.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1889
eMuseum Object ID: 
66869
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Kerchief

Classification: 
Date: 
1904
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall (including backing board): 29 1/2 × 26 1/2 in. (74.9 × 67.3 cm) Overall (image): 25 × 22 in. (63.5 × 55.9 c
Description: 
Red, white, and blue printed cotton campaign kerchief depicting patriotic symbols, including a bald eagle resting on a shield flanked by American flags, and stars and banners throughout. Portraits of Roosevelt and Fairbanks with text: "FOR / PRESIDENT/ THEODORE ROOSVELT/ 1904", "FOR / VICE PRESIDENT / CHAS-W-FAIRBANKS / 1904", "PROTECTION TO AMERICAN INDUSTRIES".
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Object Number: 
2010.24.162
Gallery Label: 
This campaign bandanna is from Theodore Roosevelt's first presidential campaign of 1904. This cotton bandana features images of Roosevelt and his vice presidential running mate, Charles Fairbanks, a U.S. Senator from Indiana
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1904
eMuseum Object ID: 
66868
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Campaign kerchief

Classification: 
Date: 
1888
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall (including backing board): 27 3/4 × 27 in. (70.5 × 68.6 cm) Overall (image): 24 1/4 × 22 in. (61.6 × 55.9 c
Description: 
Red, white, and blue printed cotton campaign kerchief depicting portraits of Grover Cleveland and Allen Thurman with patriotic symbols including bald eagle and American flag. Four corners with crossed flags; left side text: "TARIFF REFORM/ FOR REVENUE ONLY", right side text: "NO SURPLUS/ LOW TAXES"; center text surrounding portraits: "FOR PRESIDENT/ GROVER CLEVELAND/ OF/ NEW YORK", "FOR VICE PRESIDENT/ ALLEN G. THURMAN/ OF/ OHIO", "THE/ UNION/ FOR/ EVER/ PUBLIC OFFICE/ A/ PUBLIC TRUST". Mounted onto fabric covered board.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Object Number: 
2010.24.161
Gallery Label: 
Cleveland (1837-1908) and Thurman (1831-1895) were defeated in the presidential campaign of 1888. According to Hillary Weiss in "The American Bandanna," "one night at a Democratic rally, vice-presidential nominee Allen Thurman pulled a red bandana from his pocket, complaining it would have been cheaper without the import tariff. He was dubbed 'Old Pockethandkercheif,' ... and the red bandanna itself, became the Democrats' 1888 symbol of consumer rights."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1888
eMuseum Object ID: 
66867
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Crocheted bedcover

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1876
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 80 x 61 in. (203.2 x 154.9 cm)
Description: 
White cotton filet crochet handmade bedcover commemorating the American Centennial. Worked into the open mesh that serves as the ground is an image of Lady Liberty surrounded by portraits of the first eighteen U.S. presidents. Liberty holds the staff of an unfurling American flag and a shield, which bears the dates 1776 and 1876. She is flanked by an American eagle and standing on a base emblazoned with the legend "Genius of America." Above her, float the letters "U.S." Arranged clockwise around the border are busts of the American presidents from Washington to Grant, indicating their dates of inauguration. Each presidential portrait is enclosed in an eight-pointed star. The circle of presidents is wreathed by a pattern of stylized leaves and berries. The entire coverlet is fringed with a crocheted border.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Linda Cassidy
Object Number: 
2010.20
Gallery Label: 
Crochet, a decorative form of knitting that produced durable lace, was often referred to as the pastime of German women. By the mid-ninetenth century, the industrial revolution had made readily available the tools and printed patterns necessary for crochet, which became a craze among society ladies as well as schoolgirls. Women expressed themselves through "fancywork," endowing these objects with their own values and sentiments. This crochet bedcover was made from a pattern (at least one other example from the same pattern is in the collection of the Smithsonian). The patriotic design reflects the first round of the Colonial Revival movement that swept the nation in 1876. The maker, Anna Mary Schroeder Schweckendick, was born in Germany in 1829 and came to New York as a young woman in 1844. She married Henry A. Schweckendick, also a German immigrant, who arrived in New York in 1849. He became a prosperous entrepreneur in the liquor trade and came to own many properties in the city, including the family home at 467 West 57th Street. The bedcover descended in the family to the donor.
Provenance: 
Anna Mary Schweckendick (1829-1909); to her youngest daughter, Lillian Schweckendick Fastenau (1875-1919); to her daughter, Florence Fastenau Lord (1894-1969) to her daughter, Geraldine Lord Weller (1924-1995); to her cousin Mary McGowan Laird (b. 1928); to her daughter Linda Laird Cassidy (b. 1948), the donor.
Date Begin: 
1876
Date End: 
1876
eMuseum Object ID: 
66539
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Handkerchief

Classification: 
Date: 
1940-1945
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 1/8 x 11 1/4 in. (30.8 x 28.6 cm)
Description: 
Red, white and blue striped bordered white handkerchief with red, white, and blue center circle with red "V" with text below letter: "for VICTORY".
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ivan C. and Marilynn Gelfman Karp
Object Number: 
2009.52.156
Date Begin: 
1940
Date End: 
1945
eMuseum Object ID: 
65765
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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