Box of Pillowcases

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1890-1920

GUSN

GUSN-258726

Description

Set of six percale cotton pillow cases in a box; tied with blue ribbon in three sets of two; blue gold and white label; plain with openwork hem; box: light blue with printed labels; contents wrapped in creamy translucent patterned paper.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pillowcases
cotton (textile)
openwork
weaving
Cotton
Bedding
Pillowcase

Inscription

" 'Stearns Special'/ R.H. Sterns Co./ Boston, Mass./ 18 1/2 x 36" / Finished size" (labels on box and glued to pillowcases)
"Henstitched" (label; blue with white print)
"II 288" (purple ink)

Associated Building

Original To Field-Hodges House (North Andover, Mass.),

Maker

R.H. Stearns & Company (Boston, Mass.) (Maker)

Dimensions

2 x 7 1/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Estate of Sarah Moore Field

Accession Number

1998.6175

Places

North Andover (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)