Kerchief

Kerchief
Title
Kerchief
Date 
1800-1820
Medium 
Cotton
Dimensions 
Overall: 33 x 27 3/4 in. ( 83.8 x 70.5 cm )
Description 
Cotton copper-engraved kerchief with a facsimile of the Declaration of Independence and signatures in a medallion of oak leaves with the state seals of the thirteen original colonies and portraits of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams; flags and an American bald eagle at the top; images of the Boston Tea party and the Surrender at Saratoga in the bottom corners; border of cannons and anchors; printed in sepia ink on a white ground.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number 
1942.534
Marks 
printed: in medallion: "IN CONGRESS, JULY 4th. 1776./ THE UNANIMOUS DECLARATION OF THE THIRTEEN UNITED STATES./ OF AMERICA/ When in the course of human events, ..." printed: above portraits: "JEFFERSON/ WASHINGTON/ ADAMS" printed: below vignettes: "Gen.l Burgoyns Surrender to Gen.l Gates at Saratoga/ The patriot Bostonians discharging the British ships in Boston harbor."
Gallery Label 
A privately owned copy of this kerchief has a history of being purchased in Boston in 1797/8.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group