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Tablecloth for bridge table

Object Number: 
2003.16.10
Date: 
2003
Medium: 
Corduroy, ribbon
Dimensions: 
Overall: 38 x 39 in. ( 96.5 x 99.1 cm )
Description: 
Beige corduroy tablecloth with band of floral printed ribbon sewn around edge; corner ties for securing to legs of bridge table.
Gallery Label: 
This tablecloth and other items were purchased from New York Exchange for Woman's Work during the last week of its operation in February, 2003. The Exchange was founded in 1878 by Candace Wheeler and Mary Atwater Choate to provide respectable women who needed to earn living, particularly Civil War widows, a viable means for supporting themselves. The exchange was forced to close in 2003 due to high overhead and a waning market for handmade goods.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group