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The image of this silk was very kindly donated by Mary Brittan, UK.
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|Printed at bottom of card mount:-|
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Brocklehurst-Whiston, Macclesfield, 1960
The Home of George Washington's Ancestors
Legend printed on inside cover of card mount:-
George Washington, the first President of the United States of America, was a great-grandson of Colonel John Washington who left England to settle in Virginia in 1656. For almost a century before then, Sulgrave Manor in Northamptonshire, England, had been the home of the Washington family.
19.5 cm deep by 24.5 cm wide
7.4 cm high by 15.0 cm wide
Technical Details supplied by Lewis Cowen:
|First Sketch: ||Mr Cyril Holland|
|Design Draft:||Mr Wm Hine|
|Card Cutter:||Mr William Stubbs|
|Weavers:||Miss Pauline Ridgeway|
Miss Ethel Garside
by Lewis Cowen:
In 1960 SULGRAVE MANOR, a house in Northamptonshire became the third woven silk picture to feature a subject not directly connected with Macclesfield. It was probably created as another attempt to break into the American market, and might well have fared only marginally better than the Avro York of 1946, on which similar hopes had been pinned.
This page was created on 14 March 2004
new image added 4 September 2008 © Peter Daws
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