Printed textile of Declaration of War of 1812

Object Number: 
1963.184
Date: 
ca. 1815
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 x 33 in. ( 76.2 x 83.8 cm )
Marks: 
printed: all over: "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA/ HUZZA FOR THE NAVY/ RODGERS/ PERRY/ HULL/ BRILLIANT NAVAL VICTORY on LAKE ERIE/ SEPR 15 1814/ WAR DECLARED/ AGAINST GREAT BRITIAN JUNE 12 1812/ FIRST NAVAL VICTORY AUGT 19 1812/ SINCE WHICH PERIOD UNTIL, THE S
Description: 
Copperplate-printed, glazed cotton kerchief memorializing the victories of the War of 1812; central vignettes of the Battle of Lake Erie and Champlain surrounded by six vignettes of other naval battles, the signing of the peace at Ghent, portraits of MacDonough and Perry, and two American bald eagle armorials; laurel leaf background; printed in turkey red on a white ground; decorative border.
Bibliography: 

Herbert Ridgeway Collins, Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth, 1775 to the Present (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979), 67

Credit Line: 
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group