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Embroidered emblem

Object Number: 
1948.435
Date: 
1876
Medium: 
Cardboard, silk, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 20 5/8 in. ( 20.3 x 52.4 cm )
Marks: 
embroidered: left center in various colors: "1776" embroidered: right center in various colors: "1876" printed: reverse, top center: "FROM / ABRAHAM AND / STRAUS / BROOKLYN / PICTURES / PICTURE FRAMES / AND / ARTISTS' MATERIALS / ...HAND AND TO ORDER
Description: 
Horizontal rectangular centennial emblem with eagle, U.S. flags, cannon, cannonballs, and sword, embroidered in various colors of silk thread onto perforated cardboard; eagle has glass bead eye.
Gallery Label: 
The picture frame, probably original, bears a label from Abraham and Straus in Brooklyn.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elizabeth Morris Bennet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group