Printed textile of Philadelphia Centennial
Overall: 19 x 24 in. ( 48.3 x 61 cm )
Cotton copper-engraved kerchief with a portrait of George Washington at center surrounded by six images representing exhibits at the Centennial Exposition: Centennial Art Gallery, Agricultural Hall, Main Building, Machinery Hall, Original Independence Hall, and Horticultural Hall; printed in black ink on a white ground; decorative red border.
printed: at center: "CENTENNIAL/ INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION./ THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY/ 1799/ PHILEDELPHIA,/ 1876."
printed: below vignettes: "CENTENNIAL ART GALLERY./ PHILADELPHIA/ AGRICULTURAL HALL./ LENGTH 820 FEET, WIDTH 520 FEET/ MAIN BUILDING./ LENGTH 1580 FEET WIDTH 464 FEET/ MACHINERY HALL./ LENGTH 1420 FEET WIDTH 360 FEET/ ORIGINAL INDEPENDENCE HALL./ PHILADELPHIA/ HORTICULTURAL HAL./ LENGTH 353 FEET WIDTH 183 FEET"
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