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Framed wedding dress fragment

2000.6 (RS103963)

Description

Framed textile fragment with printed red carnation pattern. Mounted on paper with written inscription. Simple molded wood frame painted green and gilt.

Details

Maker
Stetson, Polly (Maker)
Date
1770-1780
Inscriptions
"Springfield Nov 9th 1896/ this piece of linen was spun and woven by/ Polly Stetson of Windsor Mass, flax/raised by her Father of that town/ for her wedding dress she Married Amos/ [?]ord of Windsor Mass. the linen was/ among the first stamped in Boston/ It is about one hundred and twenty/ four years old./ Presented by Mrs. E.E. Mallory/ Springfield Mass." (Black ink)
Location of origin
Windsor, MA, USA
Material
linen (material)
paper (fiber product)
stamping (forming)
Object type
Artifact Remnant
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Cloth Fragment
fragments
linen (material)
paper (fiber product)
stamping (forming)
textiles
Wedding
weddings
Dimensions
9.125 x 6.625 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2000.6
GUSN
26433

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