"The Love of Truth Mark the Boy"
Overall: 12 3/4 x 11 1/2 in. ( 32.4 x 29.2 cm )
Cotton copper-engraved kerchief with a scene depicting the folktale of George Washington and the cherry tree with an inscribed banner above and the folktale in three columns below; printed in blue on a white ground; decorative border.
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
printed: across top: "THE LOVE OF TRUTH/ MARK THE BOY"
printed: below scene: "At six years old George, full of boyish tricks,/ Would often please himself by chopping sticks;/ ... / Afterwards the celebrated WASHINGTON./ ISAAC K. PHILLIPS"
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