Textile fragment

Object Number: 
1942.537
Date: 
ca. 1815
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 33 x 27 3/4 in. ( 83.8 x 70.5 cm )
Marks: 
printed: allover with scenes labelled: "Defeat of the British at Baltimore/ Defeat of the British before the Town of New Orleans/ Prevost's retreat from Plattsburg and the capture of the British Fleet/ Surrender of Genl. Burgoyne & Army at Saratoga/ The G
Description: 
Roller-printed cotton textile fragment with repeating vignettes representing, "The Gallant Decature and his Brave Tars Capturing the Algerine Admiral" and the Boston Tea Party, ect. with medallions with images of La Fayette, General Jackson and others represented; printed in turkey red on white ground.
Bibliography: 

Collins, Herbert Ridgeway. Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth, 1775 to the Present. Washington, DC: Smitsonian Institute, 1979.

Montgomery, Florence M. Printed Textiles: English and American Cottons and Linens, 1700-1850. New York: Viking, 1970.

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