Doll's bedspread fragment

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

ca. 1785

GUSN

GUSN-10401

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

Descriptive Terms

bedspreads
miniatures (toys)
copper engraving (printing process)
cotton (textile)
hand weaving
tabby (textile)
copper (metal)
childhood
Classical
floral patterns
figure- and animal-derived motifs
panthers (leopards)
Native American
patriotism
wars
Cotton
Woven
Stipple Engraved
Floral
Leopard
Classical
Childhood
Revolutionary War
Patriotism
Native Americans
Novelty Weave
Bedspread

Inscription

In shield: American/Independ/ance/1776

Associated Person

Washington, George, 1732-1799
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

16.5 x 19.75 (HxW) (inches)

Accession Number

1935.394

Reference Notes

Collins, H.R.. Threads of History: America Recorded on Cloth. [No Publisher].