Pincushion

Collection Type

  • Tools and equipment

Date

1861

GUSN

GUSN-54278

Description

Rectangular pincushion with voided dark green velvet bottom; applied fabric leave and flowers around top edges; verse in pins "May home ever have a/charm for thee./A.L. Abbott./May 1861/From Mother"; label with handwritten history on bottom.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pincushions
straight pins
silk (textile)
Unidentified Textile
Pincushion

Inscription

"May home ever have a/charm for thee./A.L. Abbott./May 1861/From Mother." (Spelled out in straight pins.)
"This cushion was made by Susanna Jaquith Abbott. Born in Billerica, Mass Dec. 27, 1797, daughter of Joseph and Susanna (French) Jaquith. She married Moses Abbott of Bedford, June 22, 1820." (handwritten)

Maker

Abbott, Susanna (Jaquith), 1797-1896 (Maker)

Dimensions

2 1/2 x 8 x 4 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Edgar J. Rollins

Accession Number

1946.255

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