Hand towel

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1850-1870

GUSN

GUSN-14944

Description

Plain rectangular off-white woven linen towel (diaper pattern or bird's eye? weave); sides are selvedge; ends hemmed; each towel marked at upper left w/ black ink handwritten inscription (see Inscription).

Details

Descriptive Terms

towels
spinning (textile process)
hand spinning
linen (material)
weaving
Linen
Woven
Homespun
TOWEL, HAND

Inscription

Black ink on upper left: ""CATHERINE A. LITTLE/ No. 28""

Associated Building

Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Toilet Article

Dimensions

31.5 x 18.5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Amelia W. Little

Accession Number

1986.1140.2

Places

Massachusetts (United States)