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Eight samples of dress fabric, George Washington bicentennial pattern

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Printed silk with needlework-like motifs with dots imitating stitches, forming geometric shapes and flowers, each in a different colorway (yellow, blue, navy, black, purple, red and tan), stapled together with cardboard at one end.


Ex-collection Walter Mitschke, New York; by descent to Ethel B. Adams Waldorf; between 1985-90, gift of Waldorf to her neice Joan Brancale, Hingham, MA; gift of Brancale to the MFA (Accession date: December 31, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert and Joan Brancale

American, 1931–32

Object Place

New York, New York, Untied States


Height x width: 14 x 9 1/2 in. (35.6 x 24.1 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave; printed


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Textiles, Printed