Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition Medallion

Description
This needle lace medallion was made to commemorate the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in 1909 held in Seattle, Washington. The lace was designed and made by Eduord Marie Verpoorten (Edy Verporte) a native of Belgium, living in Spokane. The medallion depicts the official seal of the exposition. One of the three women is holding a steamship carrying goods from the Orient, another is holding gold from Alaska and the third holds a locomotive bringing wealth to the American Continent. Mrs. Verpoorten was awarded the Grand Prize for her lace.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lace medallion
date made
1909
maker
Verporte, Edy
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
needle lace, point de gaze (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall diameter: 5 in; 12.7 cm
place made
United States: Washington, Spokane
ID Number
2003.0186.1
accession number
2003.0186
catalog number
2003.0186.1
subject
Lace
Lace Making
Needle Lace
related event
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Art
Lace
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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