1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition Medallion


This cotton, point de gaze style, 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.

Date Made: 1909

Maker: Verporte, Edy

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Washington, Spokane

Subject: LaceLace MakingNeedle LaceRelated Event: Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition


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Credit Line: Gift of Margaret Lee Feliz Sherlock & Warren C. Sherlock

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2003.0186.1Accession Number: 2003.0186Catalog Number: 2003.0186.1

Object Name: lace medallion

Physical Description: cotton (overall material)needle lace, point de gaze (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall diameter: 5 in; 12.7 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-43b3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1322190

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