Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Presidential Suite (of objects!)

Happy Presidents Day!
Presidents de Etats Unis Print Quilt

Quilt detail: Portrait Heads of George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe and John Quincy Adams surrounding the eagle

I suppose the theme of this week's post is already clearly evident. What I will say, however, is that one of coolest things about our collection is that we have something for almost every occasion. I've been having a lot of fun discovering interesting objects to share on this blog, and this week is certainly no exception! At the moment, we're celebrating Presidents' Day--thank you, George Washington! Our collection certainly honors multiple presidents, but we've got several things to celebrate President Washington, specifically.

Portrait of George Washington, Oil on Canvas (Artist Unknown), 1870-1889

Folk Art Sculpture of George Washington on Horseback, circa 1785

Can anyone else tell that spring is on the way? Soon there might be loads of cherry trees in bloom. Let's just try not to cut any of them down...

1 comment:

  1. This is an example of a "whole cloth quilt." Does the Shelburne Museum currently have on display examples of early 19th century wool whole cloth quilts?