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Blanket from the British brig "Boxer"

Object Number: 
1964.44
Date: 
1800-1813
Medium: 
Wool
Dimensions: 
Overall: 86 3/4 x 69 x 1/4 in. ( 220.3 x 175.3 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Ivory colored woven wool blanket with a pair of narrow blue bands bordering upper and lower edge; said to have been taken from the British brig "Boxer" during the War of 1812.
Gallery Label: 
On September 5, 1813, the British brig "Boxer" was captured off the Maine coast by the U.S. brig "Enterprise." According to the donor, this blanket was taken from the British ship at the time of its capture.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Jean Conkey
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group