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Kerchief

Object Number: 
1944.271
Date: 
1876
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 23 1/2 x 27 1/2 in. ( 59.7 x 69.8 cm )
Marks: 
printed: in center: "THE ART GALLERY/ INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION, 1876./ MAIN BUILDING/ HORTICULTURAL BUILDING." printed: on border: "Washington/ Grant/ 1776/ 1876/ PHILADELPHIA/ IN COMMEMORATION OF THE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE/ ACT O
Description: 
Copperplate-printed cotton souvenir kerchief from the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philedelphia, PA; central oval medallion is an image of the Main Building overlapped by two smaller oval medallions with images of the Art Gallery and the Horticultural Building; Greek key border with portraits of George Washington and Ulysses Grant garlanded in the upper corners, garlanded seals commemorating the birth of the nation and congresses act to hold the exhibition; printed in blackand orange on a white ground.
Bibliography: 

Herbert Ridgeway Collins, Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979), 203.

Credit Line: 
Purchase
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group