Scarf: the Union Constitution and the flag...
Overall: 28 x 32 in. ( 71.1 x 81.3 cm )
Silk lithographed campaign kerchief with an image of a smoking cannon and an American flag with 30 stars; inscription above and below; red wavy striped border with blue cantons with 13 stars in the corners; printed in red, blue and sepia on a white ground.
The kerchief is a full loom-width with selvedges at the right and left sides; the upper and lower edges are turned and hand-stitched. A series of very small holes near the selvedge at the lower left suggest that a fabric or paper may have been stitched to the silk at some time but these holes are not visible along any other edge. The N-YHS identification tag is stitched to the reverse at the upper left corner.
Gift of Mrs. J. George R. Graham
printed: above and below image: "THE/ UNION,/ CONSTITUTION/ AND THE/ FLAG/ MUST/ AND/ SHALL BE/ UPHELD/ REGISTERED BY FOSTER PORTER & Co. LONDON"
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