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Printed cotton: America Presenting at the Altar of Liberty Medallions of her Illustrious Sons

Made up of three pieces joined together, printed in red. Fame with a trumpet holds a wreath over the head of Washington, America kneeling at the Altar of Liberty presents medallions with double portraits.


"America, presenting at the Altar of Liberty, Medallions of her Illustrious Sons" (after Pierre Eugene du Simitière)

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Gift of Mrs. Phillips Ketchum

English, about 1785

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Cotton plain weave; copperplate printed


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