Kerchief

Object Number: 
1942.534
Date: 
1800-1820
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 33 x 27 3/4 in. ( 83.8 x 70.5 cm )
Marks: 
printed: in medallion: "IN CONGRESS, JULY 4th. 1776./ THE UNANIMOUS DECLARATION OF THE THIRTEEN UNITED STATES./ OF AMERICA/ When in the course of human events, ..." printed: above portraits: "JEFFERSON/ WASHINGTON/ ADAMS" printed: below vignettes: "Gen.
Description: 
Copperplate-printed cotton kerchief with a facsimile of the Declaration of Independence and signatures in a medallion of oak leaves with the state seals of the thirteen original colonies and portraits of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams; flags and an American bald eagle at the top; images of the Boston Tea party and the Surrender at Saratoga in the bottom corners; border of cannons and anchors; printed in sepia ink on a white ground.
Gallery Label: 
A privately owned copy of this kerchief has a history of being purchased in Boston in 1797/8.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group