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1915

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1925

  • Work on this object ended.

1941

  • We acquired this object.

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Commemorative Bookmark, President Abraham Lincoln, ca. 1920

This is a Commemorative bookmark. It was manufactured by Warner Company. It is dated ca. 1920 and we acquired it in 1941. Its medium is silk and its technique is discontinuous supplementary wefts in a predominantly warp-faced plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

The identities of public figures, such as Abraham Lincoln, were transformed by mass-produced memorabilia and portraiture. They fed the intense demand among the general public, whose imagination was stoked by questions of whether Lincoln was handsome; demand for his image reached a peak after his assassination.

This object was donated by Mrs. S. W. Fairchild. It is credited Gift of Mrs. S. W. Fairchild from the collection of Louis Harmuth.

Its dimensions are

Warp x Weft: 28.8 x 6.5 cm (11 5/16 x 2 9/16 in.) Tassel: 4.8 cm

Cite this object as

Commemorative Bookmark, President Abraham Lincoln, ca. 1920; Manufactured by Warner Company ; USA; silk; Warp x Weft: 28.8 x 6.5 cm (11 5/16 x 2 9/16 in.) Tassel: 4.8 cm; Gift of Mrs. S. W. Fairchild from the collection of Louis Harmuth; 1941-114-1-a

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