Towel

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

c.1885-1890

GUSN

GUSN-6976

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

Descriptive Terms

towels
linen (material)
damask
Towel, Hand

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Estate of Susan Norton

Accession Number

1990.1409

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)