Unattributed. “Memorial Hall Art Gallery. 1776. Centennial. 1876.”
Philadelphia, 1876. Cotton bandanna, printed in blue and brown on fabric. 19 3/4 x 22 1/2. Collins, Threads of History: 429.
Souvenir images of the Centennial appeared in many other forms besides prints. These souvenirs ranged from poorly made items to those of considerable quality and beauty. One type of the latter were cotton bandannas upon which were printed views of Exhibition buildings. These colorful kerchiefs were purchased by fair-goers both for practical use and for decorative purposes. As with many types of ephemeral souvenirs, few of these linens have survived. This attractive kerchief depicts the Art Gallery. The image is topped by an eagle with the United States shield and surrounded by a striped border with stars.