Wooden George Washington plaque from James Crutchett’s Mount Vernon Factory, Washington, D.C., 1852

Description
Inspired by patriotic interest in the construction of the Washington Monument, Englishman James Crutchett produced souvenir George Washington keepsakes in his “Mount Vernon Factory.” In 1852 Crutchett contracted with John Augustine Washington to harvest wood from Mount Vernon for the purpose of making souvenirs. Crutchett’s souvenirs came with a certificate of authenticity issued under the authority of Crutchett; the Mayor of Washington, D.C.; and John Augustine Washington.
Purchase, 2010
Object Name
plaque
date made
1859-11-14
associated date
1859
1935
maker
America Bank
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
paper (overall material)
brown (overall color)
white (overall color)
black (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 3 1/8 in; x 7.9375 cm
place made
United States: Virginia
used
United States: Virginia
ID Number
2011.0013.01
catalog number
2011.0013.01
accession number
2011.0013
subject
Presidents
Politics
Government, Politics, and Reform
Souvenir Nation
See more items in
Political History: Political History, General History Collection
Souvenir Nation
Exhibition
Souvenir Nation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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