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Object Name Hanging, Wall
Common Name Rug
Catalog Number 1976.7
Creator Nisbet, Eva
Maker Nisbet, Eva
Date 1973
Material(s) Wool; polyester
Dimensions H-46 W-36 inches
Description This is a hooked rug wall hanging. It has a white wool backing sewn to 1/4" plywood with monofilament line. The pattern of the rug is raised from the background and is a red, white, and blue shield with red and white stripes in lower area, white band across middle, and blue field with five white stars at top. White lettering on the blue field reads "Kentucky's" and in the white field "'74-'76 CELEBRATIONS." In blue across lower stripes is rendition of Enid Yandell's Sculpture of Daniel Boone in Cherokee Park in Louisville.
Notes This hooked rug was made by Eva Nisbet and presented to Governor Wendell Ford at a luncheon held in Frankfort by the Kentucky Historical Events Celebration Committee in mid-March, 1974. Nisbet hooked different bicentennial logo theme rugs for the White House, Louisville City Hall, Philadelphia City Hall, and Atlanta, Ga.
Collection Eva Nisbet Collection
People Nisbet, Eva
Yandell, Enid
Subjects Bicentennials
Search Terms 1976 Bicentennial celebration
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS