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Crib quilt

Object Number: 
1941.745
Date: 
1846
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 39 1/2 x 31 1/2 x 1/4 in. ( 100.3 x 80 x 0.6 cm )
Marks: 
embroidered: on edge of reverse: "Made by J- B- M- at 7 y's" handwritten in pencil: adjacent to embroidered inscription: "1846"
Description: 
Pieced cotton quilt with front composed of rectangular and triangular white, floral printed, and other patterned pieces; two squares appliquéd with cluster of hexagonal pieces; one-piece white (now badly discolored) cotton backing.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, his father, John Babcock Morris, Sr. (1839-1922), made this quilt when he was seven years old.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John Babcock Morris, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group