Commemorative handkerchief: "The resignation of George Washington"
Printed by W. Gillespie & Co.
Object Place: Glasgow, Anderston, Scotland
54 x 49.5 cm (21 1/4 x 19 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Cotton plain weave, copperplate printed
Not On View
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 address (?). Base of medallion blanked, on the right, by military trophies and, on the left, by artifacts of domestic prosperity. “W.G. and Co. Anderston N. Britain” appears at the center bottom. The initials “SS” and “IG” are embroidered on either side of the medallion. Red ink on a cotton ground.
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; gift to the MFA, April 10, 1952
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection