Silk, silk chenille thread
Overall: 74 1/2 x 75 in. ( 189.2 x 190.5 cm )
embroidered: center: "Presented by their Ladies to the / Thomas Jefferson Club 21st Ward/ New York December 26th, 1872"
Blue silk embroidered flag of the Thomas Jefferson Club with greens and brown silk chenille embroidered oak leaf garland below two shaking hands; embroidered inscription in gold highlighted with red across the top and bottom: "Presented by the Ladies to the/ Thomas Jefferson club 21st Ward/ New York December 26th 1872"; gold fringe trim around the three sides of the fly; four green ribbons sewn along the hoist.
The Thomas Jefferson Club was a civic and community organization dedicated to spreading the principles of Thomas Jefferson. The donor's grandfather was the Captain of the 21st Ward. During the Jefferson Centennial in 1926, it was exhibited in a window of Saks Fifth Avenue.
Gift of Mrs. Robert J. MacMichael
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