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Printed textile

Object Number: 
1949.104
Date: 
1800
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 23 3/4 x 24 5/8 in. ( 60.3 x 62.5 cm )
Marks: 
printed: all over: "PLAN/ of the City of Washington/ in the Territory of Columbia./ ceded by the states of/ VIRGINIA and MARYLAND/ to the United States of America/ and by them established as the/ Seat of their GOVERNMENT/ after the year/ M D C C C./ ..."
Description: 
Copperplate-printed cotton kerchief of a map of Washington, D.C.; printed in turkey red on white ground; decorative border with images of a Native American, a schooner, personifications of Liberty and Justice, and a cornucopia at the four corners.
Bibliography: 

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

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