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Printed textile of War of 1812 battles

Object Number: 
1967.52
Date: 
ca.1815
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 28 x 31 in. ( 71.1 x 78.7 cm )
Marks: 
printed: all over: "AMERICAN VICTORIES/ UNITED WE STAND DEVIDED WE FALL./ LIBERTY AND/ INDEPENDENCE/ UNITED STATES & MACEDONIAN/ MAJR GEN BROWN/ WASP & FROLIC/ MAJR GENL JACKSON/ ENTERPRISE AND BOXER/ SUCCESS OF OUR BRAVE TARS/ GLORIOUS/ BATTLE AT NEW ORL
Description: 
Copperplate-printed cotton kerchief with two oval scenes in the center depicting the Battle at New Orleans and Fort Erie being taken, surrounded by six naval battle scenes and four portraits: Andrew Jackson, Jacob Jennings Brown, William Bainbridge, and Stephan Decatur; laurel leaf background; decorative border; printed in red ink on a white ground.
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