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Kerchief

Object Number: 
1952.62
Date: 
ca. 1815
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 33 1/2 x 25 in. ( 85.1 x 63.5 cm )
Marks: 
printed: all over: "LIBERTY and INDEPENDENCE our COUNTRY'S Pride and Boast/ E PLURIBUS UNUM/ JEFFERSON/ WASHINGTON/ MADISON/ PERRY/ LAKE ERIE/ September 10, 1813/ LAKE CHAMPLAIN/ SEP.T 11, 1814/ MACDONNOUGH/ PLATTSBURGH./ CHIPPAWA./ BRIDGEWATER./ The Glor
Description: 
Copperplate-printed kerchief with three central vignettes with battles from the War of 1812 with a portrait of George Washington and a spread eagle armorial above; on either side are four smaller vignettes of naval battles from the War of 1812 capped by portraits of James Madison and Thomas Jefferson; in lower corners are a man with a flag seated on a cannon, and a personification of Liberty holding a scroll; printed in maroon 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.

Montgomery, Florence M. Printed Textiles: English and American Cottons and Linens, 1700-1850. New York: Viking, 1970.

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