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Doll's bedspread fragment

Description

T-shaped bedspread fragment; red and white copperplate image of Washington standing on Chariot of America; two leopards. Two Indians trumpet his arrival; flags attached to trumpets. In rear view of American dragoons.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1785
Inscriptions
In shield: American/Independ/ance/1776
Material
copper (metal)
copper engraving (printing process)
cotton (textile)
hand weaving
tabby (textile)
Object type
Bedding
Descriptive terms
Bedspread
bedspreads
Childhood
childhood
Classical
copper (metal)
copper engraving (printing process)
Cotton
cotton (textile)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Floral
floral patterns
hand weaving
Leopard
miniatures (toys)
Native American
Native Americans
Novelty Weave
panthers (leopards)
patriotism
Patriotism
Revolutionary War
Stipple Engraved
tabby (textile)
wars
Woven
People and organizations
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Dimensions
16.5 x 19.75 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1935.394
GUSN
10401
Reference Notes
Collins, H.R.. Threads of History: America Recorded on Cloth. [No Publisher].

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