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Handkerchief commemorating the resignation of George Washington

Handkerchief commemorating the "The Resignation of President Washington". Central oval medallion with a full figure of George Washington holding a scroll. Seven numbered cartouches surround this containing a history of Washington's life and exploits plus a quoted passage from his farewell...

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Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; gift to the MFA, April 10, 1952

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Scottish (Glasgow), after 1796

Object Place

Glasgow, Scotland

Accession Number

51.562

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, copperplate printed

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes