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Scarf: Pan American Exposition, 1901

Object Number: 
1968.16
Date: 
1901
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 20 3/4 x 20 3/4 in. ( 52.7 x 52.7 cm )
Description: 
Square silk commemorative kerchief with studded brocading bordering all sides, woven picture in the center depicting the Electric Tower of the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, 1901; a hot-air balloon floats in the sky to the left, a water fountain is situated in front of the structure, and a milling crowd fills the foreground.
Gallery Label: 
The term "Pan-American" dates back to 1889 to express a relationship between the independent republics in both North and South America. "Pan-Americanism" as a movement for greater cooperation among the Pan-American nations dates back to 1901, the year of Buffalo's Exposition.
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Creative: Tronvig Group