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Description

Hand knit, white cotton, below-knee length, with clock at ankle, initialed at top.

Details

Maker
Adams, Elizabeth, 1787-1862 (Maker)
Date
1805-1820
Inscriptions
1) Embroidered at top of each: ""E. A."" 2) Typed paper tag pinned to one stocking: ""Hand Knitted Stockings / with initials of Elizabeth / Adams, who was born in 1787. / Married in Byfield, Mass. / in 1817.""
Location of origin
Byfield, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
cotton (textile)
knitting (process)
Object type
Clothing -- Footwear
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Cotton
cotton (textile)
footwear
Hand Knit
knitting (process)
Stocking
stockings
Dimensions
21 x 9 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.203AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2202

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