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The Death of General Washington

Object Number: 
1942.536
Date: 
ca. 1800
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 19 1/2 x 21 3/4 in. ( 49.5 x 55.2 cm )
Marks: 
printed: all over: "THE DEATH of GENERAL WASHINGTON/ This most illustrious and much lamented Personage died on the 15th of Dec.r 1799, .../..."
Description: 
Copperplate-printed cotton kerchief with an image of the death of George Washington in a central medallion surrounded by his doctors, Craik and Dick, and Martha; six boxes with eulogies around the vignette; printed in sepia ink on a white ground.
Bibliography: 

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

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