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Object Name: Textile fragment
Date: ca. 1830
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Medium: Cotton
Dimensions: Overall: 48 x 24 in. ( 121.9 x 61 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Roller-printed cotton textile fragment with a central portrait medallion of Andrew Jackson with an American bald eagle to his right, a frigate (U.S.S. Constitution) to his left, and portraits of the first six presidents of the United States below; all on a ground of clouds; printed in blue ink on a white ground.
Object Number: X.61
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Marks: printed: around medallion: "SUPREME COMMANDER OF THE ARMY & NAVY * PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES FROM MARCH 4 1829 T0" printed:

Gallery Label:

This textile was adapted from an earlier French toile with the inscription, "Les Presidents des Etats-Unis". The French version includes the eagle, but the frigate and Jackson are not printed.

Bibliography:

Collins, Herbert Ridgeway. Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth, 1775 to the Present. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979.

Montgomery, Florence M. Printed Textiles: English and American Cottons and Linens, 1700-1850. New York: Viking, 1970.