silk in matt with printed title
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
portrait image of Mr Cleveland
same silk but mounted in matt with no printed title
 
same portrait image of Mr Cleveland but no printed title
 

Mr. Cleveland.


Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
so 198 not recorded not recorded
 
Words:
Woven on silk:-
 
signature of Grover Cleveland
 
 
 
 

Printed at bottom of card-mount:-
WOVEN IN PURE SILK
AT WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION
CHICAGO 1893

Mr. Cleveland.

Size:
Right hand Card-mount:
18.1cm deep by 14.0cm wide

silk:
10.2cm deep by 6.4cm wide

Comments:
by Sprake:
Sprake does not record this title.

by Godden:
Godden does not record this title, only the one as President, recorded as so200 on this site.

Other comments:
The reverse of the silk on the left has a printed label which would have been used only at the Exposition; whilst the silk on the right has a normal Stevens advertising back label:

 
reverse label on silk above on the left
which was probably only used at the Exposition
 
reverse label of silk above on the left
reverse label on the silk above on the right
which was a standard STEVENS advertising label
 
standard Stevens advertising lable on reverse of silk above on the right
 

This link between manufacturer and the back label though is of importance.
This site records a bookmark still attached to the stiff backing paper with the exact same printing as the portrait above on the left - sb4: 1492 - 1892 400th Anniversary in Commemoration of the discovery of America 1492 / . . .. This bookmark however has the JJ Mannion credit woven on the reverse.

It is a long held believe that Mannion was an agent for Stevens, and this adds support to that.

 


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This page was created on 21 November 2016
image of silk with no printed title, and its reverse label added 24 September 2017 © Peter Daws
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