Sidewall (USA), ca. 1800
Block-printed on handmade paper. Gift of The Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology. 1998-75-144
What is this?
Pillar and arch design, featuring a memorial to George Washington. A bust of Washington is centered on a pyramid upon a pedestal. Trophies of war sit upon the plinth, including cannon cannon balls, drum, and flag. Many symbols of the Masons are contained in this design, including the all-seeing eye and the checkerboard floor. The pedestal sits between two columns. To the left are floral vines forming a pointed arch.