Printed textile of Washington and Lincoln

Object Number: 
1941.113
Date: 
ca. 1860
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 21 1/2 x 23 1/4 in. ( 54.6 x 59.1 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on ribbon: "THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY/ THE SAVIOR OF HIS COUNTRY"
Description: 
Cotton lithographed kerchief with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln above laurel branches tied with inscribed ribbon; American bald eagle above portraits; American flag in corners; border of stars; purple on white ground.
Bibliography: 

Herbert Ridgeway Collins, Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979), 150.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group