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Textile fragment: top hats and spectacles

Object Number: 
1941.893
Date: 
1872
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/8 x 7 1/4 in. ( 18.1 x 18.4 cm )
Marks: 
printed: all over: "HG" typed: on note found with textile: "Document of Chintz made by the firm of Maqueston & Co./New York, in 1850, to whom the American Institute, New York,/awarded a price (sic) for the design in that year."
Description: 
Cotton lithographed textile yardage fragment with an allover pattern of stripes containing Horace Greeley Presidential campaign motifs: the axe and sickle, white beaver hat and spectacles, and his intials "HG"; sepia, red and tan ink on a white ground.
Gallery Label: 
This textile was made for the 1872 presidential campaign of Horace Greeley (1811-1872).
Bibliography: 

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

Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Florence Peto
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group