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Catalog Number 1974.001.1
Type of Object Hanging
Collection American Decorative Arts Collection
Principal Artist Marlow Woodcuts
Title [Untitled]
Date 1974
Description Kansas Federation of Women’s Clubs emblem, ca. 1974
Marlow Company, est. 1932
Americus, Kansas

Margaret Lowe Burke created delicate silhouette woodcuts entirely from native Kansas walnut, as well as other designs, such as this Kansas Federation emblem, composed of a variety of woods from all over the world to create unique color harmonizations. Mrs. W. H. von der Heiden, president of the Kansas Federation from 1935-1937, designed the emblem by combining the Kansas State Seal with the conventional sunflower, the State Federation flower.

The state seal woodcuts have been used by Kansas governors as gifts to heads of state when traveling overseas. Although Burke eventually sold the business, later owners continued to produce her trademark patterns.
People Burke, Margaret Lowe
Source (KS) State Federation
Search Terms Kansas
(KS) State Federation