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The Eisenhower Toile

Object Name: Yardage sample with swatches
Date: 1952
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Medium: Cotton
Dimensions: Overall: 36 x 35 1/2 in. ( 91.4 x 90.2 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Cotton screen-printed yardage sample with nine color swatches sewn to the back; six images of President Eisenhower's homes: Abilene, Denver, Columbia University, West Point, the White House, and Gettysburg; surrounded by garlands of oak leaves and roses and three emblems of the military, an emblem of painting and an elephant; printed in pink and grey on a white ground.
Credit Line: Gift of F. Schumacher & Company
Object Number: 1956.36
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Marks: printed: below images: "ABILENE/ DENVER/ COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/ GETTYSBURG/ WEST POINT/ WHITE HOUSE"

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The pattern of this yardage sample was designed for draperies to be hung in President Dwight D. Eisenhower's home in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.