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  • Double Wedding Ring Quilt [Object]

    Interlocking circles of patterned cotton – ten pieces in each segment, with pink and blue squares at intersections. White cotton background. Backed with white cotton and bound with blue cotton....

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  • Two little braves – Sac and Fox [Object]

    This is one of several photographs of Native Americans that were taken by Frank Albert Rinehart and his assistant Adolph Mühr at the Omaha Indian Congress in Nebraska. The congress...

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  • Joseph Stewart and Family – Crow [Object]

    This is one of several photographs of Native Americans that were taken by Frank Albert Rinehart and his assistant Adolph Mühr at the Omaha Indian Congress in Nebraska. The congress...

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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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  • Taufschein for Maria Klotz [Object]

    The term ‘fraktur’ refers not only to a particular genre of illuminated German-American folk art but also to the elaborate lettering (or typeface) used on these decorated documents, created to...

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  • Emma Thompson [Object]

    Sturtevant J. Hamblen was born into a family of decorative painters in Maine. Three of his brothers listed themselves in business directories as ‘House, sign and fancy painters’ but Sturtevant...

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