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Needlework of George Washington on horseback

Needlework of George Washington on horseback
Needlework of George Washington on horseback
Silk, cotton
Overall: 14 1/4 x 13 1/2 in. ( 36.2 x 34.3 cm )
Nearly square damask kerchief with white cotton warp and olive green silk weft; image of George Washington on horseback in center, banner beneath horse, bordered on all sides by geometric floral pattern.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
woven: bottom center within border: "1776 Gnl WASHINGTON 1876"
Gallery Label 
This object was made for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876. It 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.
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group