Pincushion

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

late 18th Century

GUSN

GUSN-51931

Description

Square pincushion with pointed edges; metallic thread embroidery; white tassels; white silk body; "WELCOME/LITTLE./STRANGER" on front, a series of initials and dates on the back.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pincushions
straight pins
silk (textile)
Unidentified Textile
Pincushion

Inscription

"WELCOME/LITTLE./STRANGER" (Spelled out in pins.)
"H.W. 1777/H.W. 1778/I.W. 1781/I.W. 1781/S.W. 1787/F.W.1789/M.W. 1792/E.W. 1795" (Spelled out in pins.)

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

4 x 6 x 1 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. W.L. Montgomery

Accession Number

1941.8