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18-page 56 George Washington Memorial Printed Silk Broadside Titled "An Elegiac Poem on the Death of George Washington Commander in Chief of the Armies of the United States." Memorial Poem Silk Broadside, printed in black on fine off-white silk, entitled: "An Elegiac Poem on the Death of George Washington Commander in Chief of the Armies of the United States, Who died at Mount Vernon, Virginia, 14th December, 1799, Aged 69 years. Dedicated to the Citizens of the United States." "Printed by R. Aitken, January 1, 1800" (Error spelling "RPINTED"). It measures about 10.25" x 17.25" having with some scattered minor spots, soiling, expected age and some scattered internal splits, primarily at centerfold with all text is clear and fully readable but for the centerfold area. This historic textile is in quite presentable condition, especially considering its importance and rarity. Professionally matted in an modern black decorative wood frame measuring to 22.5" tall x 17" wide. Fine condition. Located in "Threads of History" Item 18, page 56. This design and type is lacking in virtually all private collections, institutions, and museums. This George Washington related textile is one of the very earliest of all American printed historical textiles. This current example is printed in deep black on a fine quality attractive white silk. Remarkable being created so quickly, this Washington Memorial Silk Broadside was issued only about two weeks after George Washington's death on December 14th, 1799.
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January 1, 1800 Threads of History Item

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Minimum Bid: $3,750.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,500
Auction closed on Friday, July 24, 2020.
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