Pewterers' banner

Title:
Pewterers' banner
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Bibliography: 
Bach, Debra Schmidt. "Witness to history: Furniture and historic relics." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 162-167.
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28 593
Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Date: 
1788
Medium: 
Silk, paint
Classification: 
Collections: 
Dimensions: 
Frame: 92 x 120 x 2 3/4 in. (233.7 x 304.8 x 7 cm)
Description: 
Painted silk banner with fringe on top, bottom, and right sides; painted American flag with 13 stars in upper left corner; pewterers' arms below flag, with two figures on either side of a shield and banner reading "SOLID AND PURE."; at right, painted image of interior of a pewterer's shop, with "SOCIETY of PEWTERERS" painted above shelf of three pewter objects; four figures at work making pewter objects.
Date End: 
1 788
Credit Line: 
Gift of James S. Haring
Object Number: 
1903.12
Gallery Label: 
This banner was carried by the Society of Pewterers of the City of New York in the Federal Procession of July 23, 1788, which celebrated the ratification of the Constitution of the United States. It is one of the only banners known to have survived from celebratory parades held in such cities as Baltimore, Charleston, Philadelphia, and Boston. The banner descended in the family of pewterer William J. Elsworth (1746-1814), who presumably carried the banner in the New York procession.
Date Begin: 
1788
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group