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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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  • Borgia World Map [Object]

    While in Portugal in 1774, Cardinal Stefano Borgia chanced upon a map engraved on a metal sheet (now in the Vatican Library) and had prints made of the map’s image....

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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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  • Red Whole-Cloth Quilt [Object]

    Red cotton and linen twill Whole-Cloth quilt, with floral motif in central medallion. Borders quilted with geometric designs. Bound and backed with the same red fabric. The term ‘Whole-Cloth’ is somewhat...

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  • Nine-Patch Strip Quilt [Object]

    Six columns (7½ in wide) of floral chintz alternate with five bands of Nine-Patch blocks (7 in square). Each of these blocks is set on point within triangles of blue...

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  • Glazed Wool Quilt [Object]

    Central panel of seventy-one squares of pink, green, tan and dark indigo, set on point, within a dark indigo border (20 in wide). The border has been pieced with the...

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  • World Map [Object]

    Engraved cordiform world map printed on 10 joined sheets with Turkish text. The so-called Hajji Ahmed World Map was considered by museum founder, Dallas Pratt to be the pride...

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  • Miss Porter’s Quilt [Object]

    Pieced blocks (4 ½" wide) with small eight-pointed stars alternate with plain white or patterned brown squares. Some of the plain squares and stars are decorated with embroidery. An...

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  • Two Women in an Interior [Object]

    Reverse glass painting in original Cantonese gilt and black lacquered frame. The women, elegantly dressed in embroidered robes, sit within a room whose apertures reveal trees and the distant shore...

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  • Lintel Stone [Object]

    The first period room that most visitors encounter at the American Museum is Conkey’s Tavern. The original farmhouse tavern was built in 1758 by William Conkey in Pelham, Massachusetts. The...

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