Washington death bed memorial handkerchief
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- The Tradition of Anglo-American Mourning Jewelry: 17th to 19th Centuries
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[ This description is from the project: MHS 225th Anniversary ]
One of several types of handkerchiefs printed to commemorate the death of George Washington, this Philadelphia piece draws on artist Amos Doolittle's engraving of the death scene for its central motif. Surrounding the image are quotations from Henry Lee's December 1799 Congressional eulogy of Washington.