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Masonic apron

Classification: 
Date: 
1875-1925
Medium: 
Lambskin, silk, linen, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 x 13 7/8 x 1/8 in. ( 30.5 x 35.2 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Horizontal rectangular lambskin Masonic apron with green silk edging, blue linen lining on obverse, the top has a triangular flap, there are two cotton twill tape ties.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Frederic R. Griffith
Object Number: 
1948.161a
Marks: 
printed: top center, on flap: "481" printed: top center, under flap: "WM. LEHMBERG / Successor to / J. H. WILSON CO. / PHILADELPHIA"
Gallery Label: 
In Freemasonry, lambskin symbolizes purity and innocence.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1925
eMuseum Object ID: 
2579
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Printed textile of McKinley campaign

Classification: 
Date: 
1897
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 1/2 x 18 in. ( 29.2 x 45.7 cm )
Description: 
Printed silk campaign kerchief with medallion portrait of William McKinley above a ribbon; on a blue ground with stars; printed in black and blue on a white ground.
Credit Line: 
Gift of William H. Dey
Object Number: 
1944.69
Marks: 
printed: in medallion and on ribbon: "William McKinley, Ohio/ PATRIOTISM * PROTECTION * & * PROSPERITY"
Gallery Label: 
This kerchief was sold at the dedication of Ulysees S. Grant's Tomb in 1897.
Bibliography: 

Herbert Ridgeway Collins, Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth, 1775 to the Present (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979), 320.

Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1897
eMuseum Object ID: 
2470
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Linen shawl

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Linen
Dimensions: 
Overall: 26 1/4 x 38 in. ( 66.7 x 96.5 cm )
Description: 
Hand woven linen hand towel with stripes and fringed ends.
Object Number: 
INV.767
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
2468
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Wedding dress fragment

Classification: 
Date: 
1763
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 1/4 x 4 7/8 in. ( 31.1 x 12.4 cm )
Description: 
Green silk brocade textile fragment with white and pink flowers.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Guy C. Bayley
Object Number: 
INV.1299
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this piece of the brocade is a fragment of the wedding dress of Mary Noel (1743-1828), who married Anthony Lispenard Bleecker (1741-1816) in New York City in 1763. The donor was the great-granddaughter of Mary Noel Bleecker.
Provenance: 
Mary Noel (1743-1828), who married Anthony Lispenard Bleecker (1741-1816); to their daughter Abigail Bleecker (1779-1861), who married Dr. John Neilson III (1775-1857); to their daughter Julia Neilson (1811-1878), who married Charles Addison Bulkeley (1808-1886); to their daughter Ellen Lorraine Bulkeley (1851-1921), who married Dr. Guy Carleton Bayley (1850-1921).
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1763
eMuseum Object ID: 
2460
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Crib quilt

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1830
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 43 1/2 x 39 x 3/8 in. ( 110.5 x 99.1 x 1 cm )
Description: 
Red, white, and blue cotton crib quilt; large white block at center with quilted circular motifs, sawtooth border, and a red appliquéd fleur de lis at each corner; central square within frame of blue fabric with white stars; edge with white sawtooth border and red calico binding.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1200
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: 
1830
eMuseum Object ID: 
2457
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Needlework

Classification: 
Date: 
1750-1800
Medium: 
Cotton, silk, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 5/8 x 4 1/2 in. ( 16.8 x 11.4 cm )
Description: 
Vertical rectangular embroidered picture in various colors of silk floss applied to wooden board; two figures in colonial dress in center; stitches include satin, outline and knots.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
INV.1080
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: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
2452
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Silver flatware bag

Classification: 
Date: 
1904-1925
Medium: 
Felt, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 1/4 in. ( 34.3 x 39.4 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular, crimson, felt silver flatware bag with fourteen slots sewn across the center, red cotton trim along the edges and red cotton tie closures sewn to one end; a black satin label sewn to the inside of the bag embroidered, "S (with a crown in the center/ THE STIEFF COMPANY/ SILVERSMITHS/ Baltimore." in roman letters with yellow thread.
Object Number: 
Z.3188
Marks: 
embroidered: on the label: "S (with a crown in the center/ THE STIEFF COMPANY/ SILVERSMITHS/ Baltimore." in roman letters with yellow thread
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1925
eMuseum Object ID: 
2442
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Silver flatware bag

Classification: 
Date: 
1925-1932
Medium: 
Felt, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 3/4 x 14 1/4 x 1/8 in. ( 24.8 x 36.2 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular, gray, felt silver flatware bag with eight slots sewn into the base and gray cotton tie closures sewn to one end; gray satin label sewn to the inside of the bag embroidered, "Samuel*Kirk & Son * Inc*/ Baltimore *Md" in roman letters.
Object Number: 
Z.3187
Marks: 
embroidered: on the label: "Samuel*Kirk & Son * Inc*/ Baltimore *Md" in roman letters
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1932
eMuseum Object ID: 
2441
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Printed textile of seated woman

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1855
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 16 x 22 in. ( 40.6 x 55.9 cm )
Description: 
Cotton block-printed kerchief with a portrait of Jenny Lind within a garland of tan, white, and green flowers; on a background of brown and tan stripes with five groupings of tan, green and white flowers.
Credit Line: 
The Jenny Lind Collection of Leonidas Westervelt
Object Number: 
1945.297
Provenance: 
The Jenny Lind Collection of Leonidas Westervelt
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1855
eMuseum Object ID: 
2388
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Embroidery of woman with baby in tree

Classification: 
Date: 
1790-1820
Medium: 
Silk, paint, metal, ink
Dimensions: 
Overall: 16 x 16 in. ( 40.6 x 40.6 cm )
Description: 
Circular embroidered picture with various colors silk floss on satin; woman with cupid and child by tree, sky and faces and skin of three figures painted, spangles bordering picture, floral motif border; stitches include satin, straight, knots, chain, cross, outline.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Anna Gillingham
Object Number: 
1948.389
Marks: 
handwritten: back bottom center, vertically in pencil: "Stillman"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1820
eMuseum Object ID: 
2387
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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