Cord w/tassels: red coloured

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1950
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 78 x 3/4 x 3/4 in. ( 198.1 x 1.9 x 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Red silk flag tassels; twisted red silk cord with red silk fringed drapery tassels at each end.
Object Number: 
INV.12262
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1950
eMuseum Object ID: 
2158
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Linen curtain

Classification: 
Date: 
1840-1870
Medium: 
Linen
Dimensions: 
Overall: 74 x 32 x 1/8 in. ( 188 x 81.3 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Linen bed curtain panel with machine-stitched hem and casing.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1379c
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: 
2153
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Coverlet

Classification: 
Date: 
1830-1840
Medium: 
Wool, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 81 x 66 1/2 x 1/4 in. ( 205.7 x 168.9 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Double-woven coverlet with geometric pattern ("Double Chariot Wheels" or "Church Windows") in dark blue wool and white (now discolored) cotton; border on three sides; white cotton fringe at one end.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Charles Stone Voorhies and Miss Arlene Brooks Voorhies
Object Number: 
1942.131
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1840
eMuseum Object ID: 
1850
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Sampler

Classification: 
Date: 
1787
Medium: 
Linen, silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 x 9 in. ( 30.5 x 22.9 cm )
Description: 
Vertical rectangular linen sampler, stitched with various colors of silk thread; five rows of alphabet lettering and one decorative row, rows separated by stitched lines; stitches include cross and eyelet.
Credit Line: 
Mr. John V. Irwin
Object Number: 
1962.82
Marks: 
embroidering: bottom, stitched in green: "ME MARY MC DONALD AGE 12 1787"
Gallery Label: 
This sampler descended in the family of Mary McDonald (1774-1860), who became Mrs. Willem Vosburgh.
Provenance: 
Donated by John V. Irwin, great-grandson of Mary McDonald.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1787
eMuseum Object ID: 
1759
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Silver bag

Classification: 
Date: 
1906-1908
Medium: 
Wool, satin
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/8 x 8 5/8 x 1/2 in. ( 23.2 x 21.9 x 1.3 cm )
Description: 
Light blue wool bag with a rounded base and a light blue satin ribbon drawstring closure; white satin label sewn to the inside of the opening inscribed, "BALTIMORE STERLING SILVER CO./ Baltimore, MD" in roman letters.
Object Number: 
Z.3186
Marks: 
embroidered: on the label: "BALTIMORE STERLING SILVER CO./ Baltimore, MD" in roman letters
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1908
eMuseum Object ID: 
1710
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Flag: French

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1918
Medium: 
Wool, cotton, metal grommets
Dimensions: 
Overall: 48 1/2 x 72 1/2 in. ( 123.2 x 184.2 cm )
Description: 
Wool French flag with three vertical stripes of red, white and blue; natural cotton hoist with metal grommets at each end.
Credit Line: 
Gift of David Howland
Object Number: 
1947.26
Gallery Label: 
This French flag belonged to the donor's Aunt, Francis L. Howland, a Red Cross worker in France during World War I.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1918
eMuseum Object ID: 
1709
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Bedsheets (2)

Classification: 
Date: 
1925-1950
Medium: 
Linen
Dimensions: 
each overall: 104 x 80 x 1/8 in. ( 264.2 x 203.2 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Pair of white linen bedsheest with wide hems across the tops; gold and black printed sticker labels applied to the upper centers; "G. B. Hawkins" hand-written in black ink on the bottom hems.
Object Number: 
Z.3215ab
Marks: 
handwritten: on the lower hems: "G. B. Hawkins" in black ink printed: on the labels: UTICA AND MOHAWK COTTON MILLS, INC. UTICA, N.Y./ QUALITY/ GUARANTEED/ TORN SIZE BEFORE HEMMING/ 45 x 36/ UTICA/ REG. U.S. PAT. OFFICE/ PILLOW/ CASE" 108: on tags on the
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1950
eMuseum Object ID: 
1702
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Bedsheet

Classification: 
Date: 
1925-1950
Medium: 
Linen
Dimensions: 
Overall: 98 3/4 x 80 x 1/8 in. ( 250.8 x 203.2 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
White linen bedsheet with a wide hem across the top; yellow and green printed sticker label applied to the upper center; "G. B. Hawkins" hand-written in black ink on the bottom hem.
Object Number: 
Z.3217
Marks: 
handwritten: on the bottom hem: "G. B. Hawkins." in black ink printed: on the label: "MACY'S/ MAYFLOWER/ REGISTERED U.S. PATENT OFFICE/ MUSLIN * SHEETS/ AND * PILLOWCASES/ 81 x 103 1/2/ SIZE BEFORE HEMMING" embroidered: on the tag: "R. H. Macy & Co./ IN
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1950
eMuseum Object ID: 
1701
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Silver bag

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1900
Medium: 
Felt, satin
Dimensions: 
overall: 7 x 4 1/2 x 1/8 in.
Description: 
Green felt bag with a rounded base and a green satin ribbon, drawstring closure; brown satin label sewn to the center of the bag; bag embroidered, "TIFFANY & CO./ PARIS NEW YORK LONDON" in roman letters.
Object Number: 
Z.3200
Marks: 
embroidered: on the label: "TIFFANY & CO./ PARIS NEW YORK LONDON" in roman letters
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
1696
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Hand towel

Classification: 
Date: 
1829-1835
Medium: 
Linen
Dimensions: 
Overall: 67 1/2 x 18 in. ( 171.4 x 45.7 cm )
Description: 
Handmade linen hand towel with fabric tape loops at the top corners for suspension, square areas of drawnwork go down either side, containing stylized images of animals, plants and flowers, and a girl in a dress, going down the center are cross stitched stylized images of flowers and birds; there is a square panel of drawnwork at the bottom trimmed with drawnwork lacey fringe.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number: 
1941.941
Marks: 
embroidered: bottom center of towel: "1835" cut: top center of drawnwork panel: "1829"
Gallery Label: 
Hand towels were worked by adolescent girls of Pennsylvania German families and hung on the door between the kitchen and the sitting room of the home. The peak of hand towel production was between 1820 and 1850.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1835
eMuseum Object ID: 
1688
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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