Historical memorabilia

Object Number: 
2002.1.4679
Date: 
1952
Medium: 
Cloth
Dimensions: 
30 x 10 1/4 x 1/8 in.
Description: 
A large scrap of heavy woven off-white cloth, reportly sail cloth, with a single black thread marking each selvage and a hand written note attributing this object to the collection of Howard Townsend III, donated in 1952 along with manuscripts and purported to be, according a handwritten note "Here is the original and only genuine Jamestown sailcloth-still with us!".
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group