c. 1830, George Washington Printed Textile Number 77 Shown in Threads of History
Historic Circa 1830 “George Washington” Printed Textile Listed as Number 77 In “Threads of History”. c. 1830, Historic Section of an American Cotton “George Washington” Printed Textile, Listed as Number 77 in “Threads of History,” Very Fine.. This is an original 19" x 12" section of a “George Washington” Printed Textile roller-printed in Blue and Browns upon White Cotton, Period Textile known as “Yard Goods” or “Chintz.”The design is Listed and Illustrated as number 77 on page 81 in “Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth 1775 to the Present,” published by the Smithsonian Institution. A small section of the upper right corner is missing, as well as an even smaller piece at the upper left and a few nearly invisible tiny holes and edge splits. Accompanied by two small separate pieces of fabric from this design.The design is described in “Threads” as an “Overall pattern of floral, fruit and grain with portraits of George Washington under Crossed Flags and a Spread Eagle (upper part of the eagle is missing due to trim) and the Legend: “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”( above Washington’s head). This portrait design is based upon a print of General Washington holding his sword, as engraved after Gilbert Stuart. A nice example of this very scarce Historic Printed Textile that would display well properly matted and framed..