Printed textile

Object Number: 
INV.1143
Date: 
April 21, 1820
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 21 x 14 1/2 in. ( 53.3 x 36.8 cm )
Marks: 
printed: all over: "SACRED TO THE MEMORY/ OF THE LATE/ COMMODORE STEPHAN DECATUR./ High on the wave the warrior rode,/ As rushing o'er the billowy flood,/ ..." printed: bottom: "Washington City, April 21, 1820...Printed and published by J. McLAUGHLIN"
Description: 
Copperplate-printed silk broadside with a poem eulogizing Commodore Stephen Decatur; headship of a monument with naval emblems and frigates with the poem in two columns below within a decorative collonade; printed in black ink on a white ground.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac F. Wood, 1881
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group