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Object Name: Textile fragment
Date: ca. 1876
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Medium: Cotton
Dimensions: Overall: 5 1/2 x 12 in. ( 14 x 30.5 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Cranston
and: Fall River
Description: Cotton copperplate-printed textile fragment with a repeating pattern of a medallion portrait of George Washington with "1776" below, surrounded by garlands in sepia ink and alternating with a red and sepia shield with an image of scales "& PEACE."
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number: 1941.110
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Marks: printed: below portrait: "1776" printed: on shield: "& PEACE"

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This textile was probably made around the time of the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia.

Bibliography:

Herbert Ridgeway Collins, Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth, 1775 to the Present (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979), 191.