Jacquard Woven Portraits of American Presidents

ID: SIA2009-0442

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Exhibit

Date: c. 1950

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 285, Box 18, Folder 3

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Summary

Exhibit of Jacquard woven portraits of American presidents. The Jacquard Loom invented in 1801 by Joseph-Marie Jacquard of France enabled extremely intricate patterns and pictures to be automatically woven into cloth. The portraits are from left to right, top row: President George Washington, President Abraham Lincoln, President Woodrow Wilson and two portraits of President Theodore Roosevelt. The bottom row has three portraits of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and one of President Harry S. Truman.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Wilson, Woodrow 1856-1924
  • Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919
  • Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D (Franklin Delano) 1882-1945
  • Truman, Harry S. 1884-1972
  • Washington, George 1732-1799
  • Jacquard, Joseph-Marie 1752-1834
  • United States President (1861-1865 : Lincoln)
  • United States President (1933-1945 : Roosevelt)
  • United States President (1901-1909 : Roosevelt)
  • United States President (1945-1953 : Truman)
  • United States President (1789-1797 : Washington)
  • United States President (1913-1921 : Wilson)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

This exhibit's location is unknown. Probably in the Arts and Industries Building.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 285, Box 18, Folder 3

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

c. 1950

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • History of Technology
  • Portraits
  • Exhibitions
  • Jacquard knitting machines
  • Weaving
  • Presidents
  • Presidents--Biography--Exhibitions

Place

United States

Form/Genre

  • Exhibit
  • Photographic print

ID Number

SIA2009-0442

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white Size: 10w x 8h Type of Image: Exhibit Medium: Photographic print

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