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Kerchiefs (two uncut)

Object Number: 
1941.128
Date: 
1824
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 x 29 1/2 in. ( 35.6 x 74.9 cm )
Marks: 
printed: right kerchief, all over: "General LaFayettes arrival at Independence Hall Philad Sept 28th 1824/ Gen LaFayette/ The Nation's Guest/ The arrival of Genl LaFayette at the Port of New York in the Ship Cadmus, Capt' Allyn Aug 17th 1824. printed: l
Description: 
Two uncut cotton copperplate-printed kerchiefs; left kerchief has central oval scene of William Penn's Treaty with the Indians and an image of the Friend's Meeting House across the top, surrounded by text; on the right kerchief is a central portrait of General Lafayette in a medallion and vignettes of his arrival by ship at New York and his arrival at Independence Hall, Philadelphia above and below; center also has text describing the events; decorative border; sepia ink printed on 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.

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

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