Apron: cotton centenary, 1790-1890

Apron: cotton centenary, 1790-1890
Title
Apron: cotton centenary, 1790-1890
Date 
1890
Medium 
Cotton
Dimensions 
Overall: 34 1/2 x 32 in. ( 87.6 x 81.3 cm )
Description 
Cotton lithographed souvenir apron celebrating the Cotton Centennary 1790-1890 with a reapeating pattern of red, white and blue stripes with stars in each overlayed with a medallion portrait of Samuel Slater and a medallion with an image of the Old Slater Mill, both within laural garlands, image of Pawtucket at time of production below with American flags on either side; printed in sepia, red and blue on a white ground.
Object Number 
INV.11478
Marks 
printed: center: "1790/1890/ NEW IDEA STORE/ PAWTUCKET R.I./ COTTON CENTENNARY/ PRODUCED AT HOME/ BY DUNNELL MANFC. Co./ 1890/1790"
Gallery Label 
Samuel Slater established the first factory for spinning yarn in the United States in 1790, and later perfected spinning machinery.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group