'Saint Patrick - Pray For Us'

Woven by John Rogers, Coventry.

Reference Number:-  
oro 8  
 

Large ribbon or bookmark with title words of Saint Patrick
 

Words:

 

SAINT PATRICK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

image of the Saint
commanding the snakes into the sea,
with sprig of shamrock by his side
(snakes and shamrock being his emblems).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRAY FOR US.

JOHN ROGERS.
MANUF-R.
 
COVENTRY.
WELCH & LENTON.
DESIGNERS.
Size of Silk:

cm long by cm wide

Alternative back-ground colours:
 
Comments:

by Godden:
Godden does not record anything about John Rogers.

Other comments:
This silk is large, and better described as a ribbon rather than a bookmark, and could possibly be an unmounted silk picture.

Thomas Stevens is credited with producing the first of these coloured silk bookmark type ribbons in 1862, so it assumed the silk above was made after that date.

John Rogers junior is to be found in the 1871 Coventry census, described as a ribbon manufacturer, aged 26. His father, also John, was recorded in the 1851 census as a ribbon weaver, but with no age given.

A John Rogers is found in the Coventry directories of 1874, 1881, 1883 and 1886, with the address of 46 East Street. This John could be either the father or the son.


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