Us Treasury Building State Of Louisiana 1889 Painted Shield Washington Centennia For Sale
US TREASURY BUILDING STATE OF LOUISIANA 1889 PAINTED SHIELD WASHINGTON CENTENNIA
This listing is for 1 of 5 original shield form panels that was hand painted on tin for the decoration of the Sub-Treasury Building at Wall Street, New York for the Washington Centennial Literary Exercises in celebration of George Washington’s inauguration as the first President of the United States. This is the Great Shield for the state of Louisiana. All of the shields are quite large and have the samemeasurement and measure 28 by 25 ¼ inches or 71 by 64 cm.
This piece features a gold background with a round cartouche at the center. The cartouche features the state flag emblem for Louisiana; which features a mother pelican wounding her breast to feed her young from the blood. Below this is the state motto "JUSTICE UNION & CONFIDENCE."
The back of the panel is marked “THIS SHIELD WAS USED IN THE DECORATION OF THE SUB-TREASURY BUILDING WALL ST, NEW YORK AT THE WASHINGTON CENTENNIAL LITERARY EXERCISES APRIL, 30, 1889 PRESENTED BY DUNCAN & JOHNSTON THE DECORATORS”. The Washington Centennial Celebration in New York City during April 29, April 30, and May 1, 1889, was an elaborate affair commemorating the inauguration of George Washington as first President of the United States. Government, the military, civic, and business interests combined efforts to showcase the prominence of New York City. Three days of celebratory events were held, including: the arrival and reception of President Harrison and his party, the naval parade, public reception at the City Hall, the Centennial ball, services at St. Paul’s Chapel, literary exercises at the Sub-Treasury, military parade, and banquet at the Metropolitan Opera House, and an industrial and civic parade.
The piece is in it's original condition; there is wear to the paint at the corners and paint loss throughout the piece. Please see the many photographs.
There is . Please see my other listings for the other 4 shields from this collection.
Please note; I will combine shipping if you win more than one of these shields. Shipping and handling anywhere in the US via UPSGround with full insurance is $25.00. To Canada with USPSPriority Mail with full insurance is $55.00. International buyer’s postage will be $70.00 by USPSPriority Mail with full insurance.
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Us Treasury Building State Of Louisiana 1889 Painted Shield Washington Centennia: $1,915