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Sunday Lessons. No. 1.

Object Number: 
1937.604
Date: 
1850-1855
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 x 11 3/8 in. ( 30.5 x 28.9 cm )
Marks: 
printed: all over: "SUNDAY LESSONS. No. 1. / COUNT THAT DAY LOST, WHOSE SLOW DESCENDING SUN, VIEWS FROM THY HAND NO WORK OF GOODNESS DONE. / CHILDREN"S PRAYER./ ... / THE SABBATH./ ... / MARY'S LAMB. / .../ PRAISE./ ... / RELIGION- WHAT IS IT?/ .../ LORD'
Description: 
Cotton copper-engraved kerchief titled "Sunday Lessons. No. 1." with six religious children's poems and three vignettes; the vignettes are across the top, the poems are divided into three columns below, two poems in each column; decorative border; printed in blue ink on a white ground.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Bibliography: 

Herbert Ridgeway Collins, Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979), 134.

Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group