George Washington Memorial Handkerchief

Glazed cotton handkerchief, 11.625 x 12 in. (sight), inscribed "The Effect of Principle / Behold The Man." With standing portrait of George Washington at center, an American eagle, the British lion, and ships at sea ("Commercial Union") below, as well as Washington's birth and death dates and a lengthy quote from his farewell address in which he asks that "... the faults of incompetent abilities will be consigned to oblivion." Germantown Print Works, Pennsylvania, ca 1806. See Collins' Threads of History, fig. 38. Framed, 12.5 x 13 in. 


Not examined outside frame. Some staining on textile, especially along lower portion. 

Estimate: $500 - $700
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