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Towel

Description

Accompanying note by donor Susan Norton: "This was given to mother [Edith White Norton] when she was a little girl by Professor Sophocles of Harvard, who knotted the fringe and embroidered Edith [EAIO-in greek letters] on it. He had been taught to knot fringes as a boy by the monks on Mt. Athos."

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
c.1885-1890
Material
damask
linen (material)
Object type
Toilet Article
Places
Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
damask
linen (material)
Towel, Hand
towels
Accession Number
1990.1409
Credit Line
Estate of Susan Norton
GUSN
6976

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