Needlepoint rug: Staten Island

Object Number: 
1973.37
Date: 
ca. 1940
Medium: 
Cotton, wool yarn
Dimensions: 
Overall: 37 3/4 x 52 1/2 x 1/2 in. ( 95.9 x 133.4 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
needlepoint: in banner in upper left corner: "MAP / OF / STATEN / ISLAND" needlepoint: in text block below banner: "THE ISLAND WAS HELD BY THE RARITANS SUBJECT TO THE WILL / OF THE MOHAWKS . . . [etc.]" needlepoint: at center: "J. K. O." needlepoint: v
Description: 
Rectangular needlepoint rug or wall hanging with map of Staten Island; green ground with a circular beige and white seal in each corner and vignettes representing the old Perrine home, the Billop house, St. Andrew's Church, and Todt Hill; white cotton backing.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Jeannette Olyphant
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group