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Printed textile of Tripoli expedition and Decatur

Object Number: 
ca. 1815
Overall: 28 x 24 1/2 in. ( 71.1 x 62.2 cm )
printed: all over with scenes labelled: "Defeat of the British at Baltimore/ Defeat of the British before the Town of New Orleans/ Prevost's retreat from Plattsburg and the capture of the British Fleet/ Surrender of Genl. Burgoyne & Army at Saratoga/ The
Copperplate-printed, glazed cotton textile fragment with repeating vignettes representing "The Gallant Decature and his Brave Tars Capturing the Algerine Admiral" and the Boston Tea Party, etc., with medallions with images of Lafayette, General Jackson and others represented; printed in turkey red on white ground.

Herbert Ridgeway Collins, Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979), 66.

Credit Line: 
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group