Samuel Slater, The Father of American Manufacturers (Handkerchief)
Engraved by James Provan & Son’s (American, active 1890s) after a portrait by James Sullivan Lincoln (American, 1811–1888) Manufactured by Cranston Print Works Co. (American, active 1890) United States, Rhode Island, Cranston
"Samuel Slater the Father of American Manufacturers. / Crescit Subpondere Virtus / Pawtucket Falls and Bridge.1890. / Old Slater Sunday School Pawtucket, R.I. First Sunday School in America / David Harley & Co., Merchants Exhange Park Place and Main Street Pawtucket, R.I. / Old Slater Mill. Pawtucket, R.I. First Cotton Mill in America. / Engrved at James Provan & Sons, Prov. R.I. / Cranston Printworks Co. Cranston, R.I. Printers."
58.15 x 66.7 cm (22 7/8 x 26 1/4 in.)
Restricted gift of Mrs. Howell B. Erminger, Jr.
Extended information about this artwork
Mayer, Christa Charlotte, Masterpieces of Western Textiles from the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, 1969, p. 213, no. 168.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Masterpieces of Western Textiles, January 25–March 2, 1969
The Art Institute of Chicago, American Textiles, May 12–October 31, 1971
The Art Institute of Chicago, Commemorative Printed Fabrics from the Permanent Collection, August 31, 1987–January 15, 1988
The Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, America the Beautiful: Textiles from the Permanent Collection, March 6–July 21, 1996
The Art Institute of Chicago, Gallery 141, “Commemorative Events on Cloth,” May 6–July 16, 2006
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