Shared October 8, 2018
The must-have accessory for every revolutionary.
Cheers to the New York Public Library for inadvertantly allowing me to commandeer a table in the reading room for cockade stitchery
-White ribbon: M&J Trimmings, NYC
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-Button: M&J Trimmings, NYC
Thread, fine linen, natural: Burnley & Trowbridge [https://www.burnleyandtrowbridge.com/...]
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1. Jacobite cockade, c. 1746. The British Library.
2. Hat (Bicorne), France, c. 1790, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
3. Don Juan de Austria, attributed to Juan Pantoja de la Cruz, second half of the 16th c. Currently located in the Prado National Museum; image reproduction from Wikimedia Commons (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...).
4. ‘Farewell to the Insurgent (Pożegnanie powstańca)’ (detail) by Artur Grottger, 1866. National Museum Kraków, image reproduction from Wikimedia Commons (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...).
Additional useful cockade references in history:
(These images are not in public domain, require licensing fees for reproduction, and/or are of unclear collection origin--that is, appearing on blogs or personal websites, but that nevertheless appear to my judgement as useful and authentic.)
1. Labelled as French cockades. https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6uyn_cIX0T...
2. Jacobite cockade, c. 1746. Portrait of Charles Edward Stuart, National Galleries Scotland https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art...
3. French bicorne hat with tricolour cockade, c. 1790-1815. MFA Boston: https://www.mfa.org/collections/objec...
4. American or French, c. 1780-90 James Monroe Museum. https://jamesmonroemuseum.umw.edu/fil...
5. Suffragette rosette, with tails. c. 1905-1914. Museum of London: https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/lo...
Consort for Brass - Classical Rousing by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)
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