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Kerchief

Object Number: 
1910.29
Date: 
ca. 1814
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 21 1/2 x 26 1/2 in. ( 54.6 x 67.3 cm )
Marks: 
printed: in center: "CITY - HALL NEW - YORK" printed: in ovals: "PINE APPLES fine PINE APPLES/ Here's fine ripe WATERMELONS/ Sweet potatoes Carolina potatoes/ Baked PEARS/ Fine ripe STRAWBERRIES/ ..."
Description: 
Copperplate-printed cotton kerchief depicting City Hall in the center surrounded by fourteen scenes of New York City street life in ovals divided by leaves; decorative border; printed with brown ink on a white ground.
Gallery Label: 
This printed kerchief features New York's City Hall at center, surrounded by fourteen scenes depicting New York City street life. The scenes are based on the "Cries of New York," first published in 1808. City Hall, designed by J. F. Mangin and John McComb, Jr., was completed in 1811.
Bibliography: 

Collins, Herbert Ridgeway. Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth, 1775 to the Present. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Pelham W. Warren
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group