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George Washington Quilt

Date:
about 1876
Culture:
American
Medium:
Wholecloth printed cotton
Dimensions:
89 1/2 x 79 1/2 in. (227.3 x 201.9 cm)
Classification:
Textiles
Credit Line:
Gift of Helen W. Hughart, 1985
Accession Number:
1985.347
Not on view
The front and back of this whole-cloth quilt are constructed of two complete width and one cut-width lengths of fabric seamed at their selvedges. The front is a multicolored roller-printed cotton showing medallions with trompe-l'oeil relief busts of George Washington. Each medallion is topped with an eagle and surrounded with a wreath of flowers. The back is of a dark brown calico with a lozenge design in brown and red. The piece is fan quilted overall.
Inscription: printed in GW medallion: WASHINGTON and INDEPENDENCE / 4th July 1776
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