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Needlepoint rug: Staten Island

Needlepoint rug: Staten Island
Title
Needlepoint rug: Staten Island
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 )
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
Object Number 
1973.37
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: various other inscriptions handwritten in ink: on one corner reinforcement on obverse: "Cleaned [and] / Stretched on Mad Ave / 1973"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group