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Hand towel

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Linen
Dimensions: 
Overall: 62 x 16 3/4 in. ( 157.5 x 42.5 cm )
Description: 
White linen cross-stitched towel with handmade fringe across the top and bottom; cross-stitched floral decoration in pink, ochre, and blue besides the inscription, "Denlinger" in brown thread, above an urn and two floral designs surrounded by the intials, "E/ H/ O/B/ S/ D" and intials "A * D/ A*D" above the urn; lower designs include birds, flowers, and decorative patterns.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number: 
1941.943
Marks: 
cross stitched: at top: "Denlinger/ A*D/ A* D/ E/ H/O/B/ S/ D/ D/ E/ O/B/S/D"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
6671
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Crazy quilt top

Classification: 
Date: 
1888
Medium: 
Silk, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 34 5/8 x 60 5/8 x 1/4 in. ( 87.9 x 154 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Silk crazy quilt top with large "O" and flowers embroidered on white satin piece at center; flowers, initials, numbers, and butterflies embroidered on other pieces; white (now yellowed) cotton backing with edges folded over and basted to obverse.
Object Number: 
INV.12119
Marks: 
embroidered: at center: "O" embroidered: near one short edge: "1888" embroidered: on various pieces near center: "C.M.R.", "73", "A", "D", "M", and "CN" [or "NC"]
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1888
eMuseum Object ID: 
6667
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Curtain

Classification: 
Date: 
1840-1870
Medium: 
Linen
Dimensions: 
Overall: 57 x 83 3/4 x 1/8 in. ( 144.8 x 212.7 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Linen bed curtain composed of two horizontal sections hand-stitched together; hand-stitched hems on either side and machine-stitched casing.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1379d
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.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1870
eMuseum Object ID: 
6660
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Section of Paisley Shawl

Classification: 
Medium: 
textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 17 x 13 in. ( 5.1 x 43.2 x 33 cm )
Description: 
Section of paisley shawl
Object Number: 
INV.12113
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
6661
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cross stitch sampler w/doc.

Classification: 
Date: 
1840-1860
Medium: 
Paper, silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 7/8 x 5 1/8 in. ( 7.3 x 13 cm )
Description: 
Horizontal rectangular perforated cardboard sampler in various colors of silk floss; Bible verse in center with floral border; stitches include cross, straight, knots, satin.
Object Number: 
INV.11975
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1860
eMuseum Object ID: 
6657
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Needlework-

Classification: 
Date: 
1870-1890
Medium: 
Cardboard, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/4 x 20 5/8 in. ( 21 x 52.4 cm )
Description: 
Horizontal rectangular motto embroidered on perforated cardboard in various colors of cotton floss; motto surrounded by vine and leaf motif.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edith D. Blaisdell
Object Number: 
1956.98
Marks: 
embroidered: across center: "GOD / Bless our home"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1890
eMuseum Object ID: 
6641
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Needlework picture

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Wool, glass, linen
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/2 x 7 in. ( 24.1 x 17.8 cm )
Description: 
Needlework picture on linen ground; floral arrangement in needlepoint and beadwork in various colors of floss and glass.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
INV.1172
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.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
6640
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Needlework of strawberries

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Wool, silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 x 11 x 1 in. ( 30.5 x 27.9 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Vertical rectangular needlework picture on black velvet ground, depicting a strawberry plant in raised wool felt fruit and leaves, with stems embroidered in outline stitch.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
INV.1170
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.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
6639
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Santa Claus Doll

Classification: 
Date: 
1880-1890
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 17 1/4 x 24 1/4 in. ( 43.8 x 61.6 cm )
Description: 
Cotton pattern for a Santa Claus doll; two images of Santa Claus (reversed) dressed in black coat with fur trim, a fur hat, blue pants, and tall boots carrying an armfull of toys; printed in red, blue, brown, black, and green ink on a white ground.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Object Number: 
1951.472
Marks: 
printed: at center: "Make your own Doll./ Let every child in the Country/ HAVE ONE./ DIRECTIONS FOR MAKING./ Cut by dotted lines./ Sew these two together./ Stuff with any soft material, and/ Doll is complete./ FRONT/ BACK"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1890
eMuseum Object ID: 
6630
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Printed textile of Roosevelt 1912

Classification: 
Date: 
1912
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 21 x 25 in. ( 53.3 x 63.5 cm )
Description: 
Cotton lithographed campaign kerchief with a central portrait medallion of Theodore Roosevelt surrounded by a field of diamonds; several stripe borders; printed in red and sepia ink on a natural ground.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number: 
1926.44
Marks: 
printed: center: "PROGRESSIVE/ ROOSEVELT/ 19/ 12/ BATTLE FLAG" printed: lower left corner: "D & C/ NY" printed: around portrait medallion: "COPYRIGHT BY UNDERWOOD & UNDERWOOD NY"
Gallery Label: 
This kerchief was made for the 1912 presidential campaign of Theodore Roosevelt. The portrait is derived from an image by Underwood & Underwood, a photography agency that was based in New York City.
Bibliography: 

Herbert Ridgeway Collins, Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth, 1775 to the Present (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979), 371.

Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1912
eMuseum Object ID: 
6628
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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