William H. Harrison Memorial Cushion

Object Number: 
INV.4289.2
Date: 
1841
Medium: 
Silk, organic matter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/4 x 2 3/4 x 9/16 in. ( 10.8 x 7 x 1.4 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular cream silk satin cushion printed in black; obverse depicts engraved shoulder-length portrait of Harrison within imitation picture frame; inscription above: "IN MEMORY/OF"; reverse contains inscription: "PRESIDENT/WM. H. HARRISON,/WHO DEPARTED/THIS LIFE,/APRIL 4, 1841,/AGED 68,/Deeply lamented/by 16 Millions of/people"; all within thick black line border.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Rear Admiral Reginald Rowan Belknap
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group