silk with Stevens credit printed on card matt:
 
 
Image of Columbus with crossed flags, woven at the Columbian Exposition, 1893
the image of this silk portrait was kindly
donated by John Hartwig, USA
silk with no credit printed on card matt,
but back label attributed to Mannion:
 
Image of Columbus with crossed flags, woven at the Columbian Exposition, 1893
 

Columbus


Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
so 214 not recorded not recorded
 
Words:
 
Woven on silk:-
 
COLUMBUS  
 

Printed at bottom of card-mount:-
 
WOVEN IN PURE SILK
AT THE

Columbian Exposition 1893
BY THE
STEVENGRAPH WORKS, COVENTRY, ENG.

 
Woven on silk:-
 
COLUMBUS  
 

Printed at bottom of card-mount:-
 
 
WOVEN IN PURE SILK
AT WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION

CHICAGO 1893

 
 
Size:
Card-mount:
cm deep by cm wide

silk:
cm deep by cm wide

Comments:
by Sprake:
Sprake does not record this title.

by Godden:
Godden does not record this title as a portrait.

Other comments:
Two identical portrait images are recorded above, the one on the left having the STEVENS credit printed on the front card mount, the one on the right with no printed credit.
However, the portrait on the right has a printed rear label, shown below.

From research conducted by members of the Stevengraph Collectors Association on the stiff backing papers used to support BOOKMARKS, they concluded that where the printing was " SOUVENIR WOVEN AT THE WORLDS . . . ", the bookmark had been woven by STEVENS. Where however the printing was " SOUVENIR OF DISCOVERY . . . ", the bookmark was attributed to Mannion. {The unresolved issue though was that it was probable Stevens had actually woven many of the Mannion silks, and simply attached them to the relevant stiff backing paper.}

Following this logic, it would seem that of the PORTRAITS above, the one on the left is definately STEVENS, whilst the one on the right should be attributed to MANNION.

 
 
Image of Columbus with crossed flags, woven at the Columbian Exposition, 1893
{typical J.J. Mannion printing.}
 


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Mannion portrait added 11 February 2018 © Peter Daws
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