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

Object Number: 
INV.3568
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 )
Marks: 
cast: on handle: "WASHINGTON INAUGURATED PRESIDENT OF THE U.S./ Apr. 30th 1789."
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."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group