Kerchiefs (two uncut)
Overall: 14 x 29 1/2 in. ( 35.6 x 74.9 cm )
Two uncut cotton copper-engraved kerchiefs; left kerchief has central oval scene of William Penn's Treaty with the Indians and an image of the Friend's Meeting House across the top, surrounded by text; on the right kerchief is a central portrait of General Lafayette in a medallion and vignettes of his arrival by ship at New York and his arrival at Independence Hall, Philadelphia above and below; center also has text describing the events; decorative border; sepia ink printed on white ground.
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
printed: right kerchief, all over: "General LaFayettes arrival at Independence Hall Philad Sept 28th 1824/ Gen LaFayette/ The Nation's Guest/ The arrival of Genl LaFayette at the Port of New York in the Ship Cadmus, Capt' Allyn Aug 17th 1824. printed: left kerchief, all over: "Friends Meeting house/ corner of Arch & 4th, Sts. Philada, 1824./ Wm Penn was born 8th Month 14th 1641./ Died 5th Month 15th 1781. Aged 74 Years./.../ Germantown Print Works"
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