Needlework picture

Object Number: 
1933.143
Date: 
ca. 1912
Medium: 
Silk, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 17 1/4 x 20 3/4 x 1/8 in. ( 43.8 x 52.7 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Horizontal rectangular needlework picture in various colors of silk floss and silver metallic thread on black silk ground, depicting an eagle with a banner in its beak with a motto on it, the eagle stands on a crest of the American flag, with arrows and laurel leaves near the bottom, in front of four American flags with 48 stars. Horizontal rectangular needlework picture in various colors of silk floss and silver metallic thread on black silk ground, depicting an eagle with a banner in its beak with a motto on it, the eagle stands on a crest of the American flag, with arrows and olive branches near the bottom, in front of four American flags with 48 stars.
Gallery Label: 
The style of embroidery used on this patriotic picture suggests it was made in Japan or China for the American market.
Credit Line: 
Gift of E. B. Child
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group