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Object Name: Kerchief
Date: 1876
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Medium: Cotton
Dimensions: Overall: 24 3/4 x 25 3/4 in. ( 62.9 x 65.4 cm )
Place made: Europe, Germany, Dusseldorf
Description: Copperplate-printed cotton kerchief from the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, PA; central image of the Memorial Art Gallery with four overlapping medallions at the corners with images of the Main Building, the Machinery Hall, the Agricultural Hall and the Horticultural Hall; at the top is an American bald eagle holding a U.S. armorial, at the bottom an exhibition placard; printed in black ink on a white ground; red ground border.
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Stanley Herzman
Object Number: 1976.20
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Marks: printed: on placard: "EXHIBITION/ FAIRMOUNT PARK/ PHILADELPHIA/ 1776/ 1876" printed: on armorial: "E PLURIBUS UNUM/ CENTENNIAL INTERNATIONAL" printed: below images: "MAIN EXHIBITION BUILDING/ THE MACHINERY HALL/ THE AGRICULTURAL HALL/ THE HORTICULTURAL HALL"

Exhibitions:

"Homefront and Battlefield: Quilts and Context in the Civil War," New-York Historical Society, April 4-August 24, 2014.