Scarf: Centennial Inter. Exh., Philadelphia, 1876
Overall: 23 1/2 x 28 in. ( 59.7 x 71.1 cm )
Cotton copper-engraved souvenir kerchief from the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, PA; central oval medallion is an image of the Main Building overlapped by two smaller oval medallions with images of the Art Gallery and the Horticultural Building; Greek key border with portraits of George Washington and Ulysses S. Grant garlanded in the upper corners; garlanded seals commemorating the birth of the nation and congresses act to hold the exhibition; printed in black on a white ground.
Gift of Miss Madeleine Riker
printed: in center: "THE ART GALLERY/ INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION, 1876./ MAIN BUILDING/ HORTICULTURAL BUILDING."
printed: on border: "Washington/ Grant/ 1776/ 1876/ PHILADELPHIA/ IN COMMEMORATION OF THE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE/ ACT OF CONGRESS JUNE 1874/ THE UNITED COLONIES ARE, AND OF RIGHT OUGHT TO BE, FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATES"
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