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Hatchet: Washington inauguration... Apr. 30, 1789

Hatchet: Washington inauguration... Apr. 30, 1789
Title
Hatchet: Washington inauguration... Apr. 30, 1789
Date 
ca. 1889
Medium 
Metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 5/8 x 9 x 1/2 in. ( 6.7 x 22.9 x 1.3 cm )
Description 
Cast metal souvenir wall hook in the form of a hatchet from the centennial of Washington's inauguration; hatchet with an image of George Washington on the blade in a scrolled border with a bunch of cherries below; the handle is textured to look like wood and is inscribed, "WASHINGTON INAUGURATED PRESIDENT OF THE U.S./ Apr. 30th 1789.;" metal hook soldered to handle below "PRESIDENT."
Object Number 
INV.3568
Marks 
cast: on handle: "WASHINGTON INAUGURATED PRESIDENT OF THE U.S./ Apr. 30th 1789."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group