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Printed textile of Columbian Exposition

Printed textile of Columbian Exposition
Title
Printed textile of Columbian Exposition
Date 
1892
Medium 
Cotton
Dimensions 
Overall: 21 1/2 x 35 in. ( 54.6 x 88.9 cm )
Description 
Cotton copper-engraved kerchief printed as a flag with a central circular medallion with a tree and two garlands printed within; printed in blue, red, green, and black on a white ground.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. William Millerd Morgan
Object Number 
1948.17
Marks 
printed: in medallion: "THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA./ ROOTED IN THE VIRGIN SOIL, OF THE NEW WORLD, EXPANDED IN THE GENIAL ATMOSPHERE OF/ THE PRIDE AND GLORY OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY./ COLUMBIAN SOUVENIER/ DEDICATED TO THE YOUTH OF AMERICA/ In Commemoration of the Four Hundredth Anniversary of the International Exposition./ COPYRIGHT J. C. DEMING 1892" printed: in garlands: "DISCOVERY/ OF/ AMERICA/ 1492./ COLONIAL/ PERIOD,/ 1607-1775./ REVOLUTIONARY/ PERIOD,/ 1775-1783. / CONSTITUTIONAL/ PERIOD,/ 1787-1892." printed: on tree: "CONSTITUTION/ DECLARATION/ 1776/ OF/ INDEPENDENCE" (all the states in the leaves, all the presidents names in the branches)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group