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Object Name: Tablecloth
Date: 1939
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Medium: Linen
Dimensions: Overall: 52 x 52 in. ( 132.1 x 132.1 cm )
Place made: Europe, Ireland, Belfast
Description: Linen printed tablecloth commemorating the visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to the United States and Canada in 1939; crossed U.S. and Canadian flags in the four corners with an inscribed ribbon behind; on opposing sides are the emblems of both nations, the American bald eagle with lightning bolts and laural leaves and two crowned lions on their hindlegs; maple leaf border; printed in red and orange on a white ground.
Credit Line: Gift of Henry R. Hopkinson
Object Number: 1941.666
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Marks: printed: on ribbon behind flags: "CANADA/ 1939 U.S.A." printed: above U.S. emblem: "E PLURIBUS UNUM" printed: on Canadian emblem: "HONI SOIT MALYENSE/ DIEU ET MON DROIT"