Kerchief

Object Number: 
1937.602
Date: 
ca. 1824
Medium: 
Linen
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 1/2 x 14 1/2 in. ( 34.3 x 36.8 cm )
Marks: 
printed: all over: " General LaFayettes arrival at Independence Hall Philad Sept 28th 1824/ Gen LaFayette/ The Nation's Guest/ The arrival of Genl LaFayette at the Port of New York in the Ship Cadmus, Capt' Allyn Aug 17th 1824." printed: bottom right: "
Description: 
Copperplate-printed linen kerchief with a central medallion portrait of General Lafayette and vignettes of his arrival by ship at New York and his arrival at Independence Hall in Philadelphia above and below; center also has text describing the events; decorative border; sepia ink printed on white ground.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Bibliography: 

Collins, Herbert Ridgeway. Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth, 1775 to the Present. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979.

Montgomery, Florence M. Printed Textiles: English and American Cottons and Linens, 1700-1850. New York: Viking, 1970.

Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group