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  • Raccoon [Object]

    Following the success of his Birds, in the early 1840s Audubon decided to undertake a similar project drawing and describing the mammals of North America. 300 sets were produced, each...

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  • Virginia Opossum [Object]

    Following the success of his Birds, in the early 1840s Audubon decided to undertake a similar project drawing and describing the mammals of North America. 300 sets were produced, each...

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  • Union Quilt [Object]

    Four plump eagles with olive branches in their beaks are appliquéd to the corners of a bright orange background, surrounding a central star. The grey-brown fabric was originally green. The...

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  • American Skunk [Object]

    Following the success of his Birds, in the early 1840s Audubon decided to undertake a similar project drawing and describing the mammals of North America. 300 sets were produced, each...

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  • The Colonel’s Lady Quilt [Object]

    White Whole-Cloth quilt with stuffed design. Central medallion contains Lady Liberty under the outstretched wings of the emblematic eagle, with seventeen stars above. Close quilted diamonds fill the space between...

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  • Martha Washington doll [Object]

    This small doll, dressed and styled to look like Martha Washington, was probably made during the Colonial Revival. This movement – that began in 1876 – saw Americans trying to...

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  • Trip Around the World Quilt [Object]

    One-inch squares, set on point, arranged in bands to form Trip around the World pattern. Squares cut from multicoloured patterned cottons and machine-pieced. Filled with light wadding and backed with...

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  • Eagle Appliqué Quilt [Object]

    Appliqué in butterscotch on ivory background. Central eagle holding a floral branch in its beak, with 13 stars arched around the top, framed with floral vases and strapwork. Border has...

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  • Hooked bed rug (fragment) [Object]

    This beautiful and bright needlework panel is one of two pieces in the collection that have been cut from the same larger textile. They have been identified as being part...

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  • Susan of Nantucket Scimshaw [Object]

    Scrimshaw – the art of incising decorative motifs onto ivory – began on whaling ships in the Pacific Ocean between 1745 and 1759. It quickly became a popular pastime for...

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