Embroidery of Columbian World's Fair

Object Number: 
1940.35
Date: 
1893
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 x 7 in. ( 38.1 x 17.8 cm )
Marks: 
woven: bottom left: "JOHNSON, COWDIN & CO. / NEW YORK & PATERSON, N.J." woven: bottom right: "J.J. JORDAN / DESIGNER." woven: bottom center, on medallion under eagle: "CITY OF CHICAGO / DED 4th MARCH 1837" woven: center bottom, beneath medallion: "
Description: 
Vertical rectangular machine woven souvenir picture for the Columbian World's Fair in various colors of silk; at top center is the image of Columbus in an oval frame with a ship on it, held in the clouds by three cherubs, image of the exhibition site in center with female personification of America holding a flag on the left, and two American Indians on the right, American bald eagle holding crest and Chicago city emblem against a floral pattern, inscription across bottom.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Alfred M.F. Kiddle
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group