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Printed cotton: inauguration of President Jackson

American
About 1829–30


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

49 x 79 cm (19 5/16 x 31 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

51.530

Medium or Technique

Printed cotton

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Fragment of pinkish red printed cotton commemorating the election of Andrew Jackson to the presidency. One selvedge present and one and a half repeats of design. Design: bust of Jackson in medallion with inscription “Magnanimous in Peace/Victorious in War”; around medallion: “President of the United States from March 4th, 1829 to - . Supreme Commander of the Army and Navy.” Ground filled with busts of prior presidents, and eagles floating against a cloud-strewn sky.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection