Cherishing the legacy of George and Martha Washington, descendants frequently cut keepsakes from the couple's clothing. This fragment of wool cloth, which descended through Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis, was believed to have come from a cloak given to George Washington by the king of Spain. Its royal and presidential associations ensured its survival in spite of its simplicity. More

Date

1750-1800


Geography


Material/Technique

Wool


Dimensions

Overall: 1 15/16 in. x 1 1/8 in. (4.93 cm x 2.87 cm x 0.08 cm)


Credit

Gift of the Maryland Historical Soceity, 1953


Object Number

W-1881/A


Colors


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