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Pincushion

1942.473 (RS141120)

Description

Rectangle pincushion with pin design of a basket of flowers; tassled corners and cream silk; "WELCOME/ LITTLE/ STRANGER/ S.HILL/MARCH 26" on one side; other side has a series of months and dates.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1789
Inscriptions
"WELCOME/LITTLE/STRANGER/S.HILL/MARCH 26" (Spelled out in straight pins.)
"W.HILL/OCTR 25/M.HILL/NOV 5/ S.HILL/SEP (?)/H (?) HILL/MARCH 24/AUGUST 8 1789/J.Q. HILL" (Spelled out in straight pins.)
Material
silk (textile)
Object type
Textileworking T&E
Descriptive terms
Pincushion
pincushions
silk (textile)
straight pins
Unidentified Textile
Dimensions
4 x 6 1/2 x 2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1942.473
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Grace Treadwell
GUSN
53036

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