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Kerchief

Object Number: 
1941.106
Date: 
ca. 1800
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 23 x 25 1/2 in. ( 58.4 x 64.8 cm )
Marks: 
printed: all over: "SACRED/ TO THE MEMORY/ OF THE LATE GREAT & GOOD/ GEORGE WASHINGTON/ First President of the Thirteen United/ STATES of AMERICA,/ and Refpectifully Addressed to the people of/ ..." printed: on banners: "NEW HAMPSHIRE/ MASSACHUSSETTS/ CO
Description: 
Copperplate-printed cotton kerchief eulogizing George Washington; mourning scene surrounding tomb with weeping willows, a preacher, weeping woman, kneeling Native American, and two men, one lounging on a flag; surrounded by a banner with the states names, and eulogies; printed in black ink on white ground.
Bibliography: 

Anderson, Patricia A. Promoted to Glory: The Apotheosis of George Washington. Northampton, MA: The Museum, 1980.

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