Printed textile of War of 1812 battles
Overall: 33 1/2 x 25 in. ( 85.1 x 63.5 cm )
Cotton copper-engraved kerchief with three central vignettes with battles from the War of 1812 with a portrait of George Washington and a spread eagle armorial above; on either side are four smaller vignettes of naval battles from the War of 1812 capped by portraits of James Madison and Thomas Jefferson; in lower corners are a man with a flag seated on a cannon, and a personification of Liberty holding a scroll; printed in maroon ink on a white ground.
Bequest of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
printed: all over: "LIBERTY and INDEPENDENCE our COUNTRY'S Pride and Boast/ E PLURIBUS UNUM/ JEFFERSON/ WASHINGTON/ MADISON/ PERRY/ LAKE ERIE/ September 10, 1813/ LAKE CHAMPLAIN/ SEP.T 11, 1814/ MACDONNOUGH/ PLATTSBURGH./ CHIPPAWA./ BRIDGEWATER./ The Glorious/ Finishing/ NEW ORLEANS/ Without the advantages of discipline/ We have CONQUERED the CONQUERERS/ JACKSON/..."
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