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   LARGE, BLOCK-PRINTED, 1876 CENTENNIAL BANNER WITH EAGLE MEDALLION; ONE OF THREE KNOWN EXAMPLES, THE ONLY ONE IN RED, WHITE, AND BLUE


 

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LARGE, BLOCK-PRINTED, 1876 CENTENNIAL BANNER WITH EAGLE MEDALLION; ONE OF THREE KNOWN EXAMPLES, THE ONLY ONE IN RED, WHITE, AND BLUE:

This extraordinary block-printed textile would have hung at the 1876 Centennial International Exposition in Philadelphia. It�s arguably the most graphic of anything known to exist in centennial textiles and in the only one known of its kind in this color (while two others are known with black backgrounds, one of which is documented in �Threads of History� by Collins, (Smithsonian Press, 1979). The background is white painted muslin or fine painting canvas.

The graphics are dominated by the circular medallion in the center, where there is a large eagle with crossed flags in its talons. The star and stripe counts on these are purely decorative.

Note that there are 37 states represented in the decorative border that surround the center medallion.

Mounting: This is a sandwich mount between 100% cotton velvet and u.v. protective acrylic. The mount has been placed in a black-painted, hand-gilded and distressed, Italian molding.

Condition: There are general losses around the perimeter. Painted patches were placed behind each top corner to mask larger losses.
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Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques, llc
Contact   Jeff Bridgman Phone: (717) 502-1281
Period: 19th Century (1801-1900)
Date: 1876
Origin: American
Condition: see description
Measurements: textile: 45" x 52.5", frame: 56.5" x 64" x 2.5"
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Web-site: http://www.jeffbridgman.com
Price: SOLD
E-mail: Inquire
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