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Christening bib

Christening bib
Title
Christening bib
Date 
2003
Medium 
Polyester, cotton, satin
Dimensions 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 9 in. ( 19 x 22.9 cm )
Description 
White poly/cotton bib with white machine embroidery down the center and white satin ribbon ties.
Credit Line 
Purchase
Object Number 
2003.16.7
Marks 
printed: on label: "Frocks and Fancies" and "Poly/Cotton Machine Wash Inside Out Tumble Dry Low"
Gallery Label 
This bib and other items were purchased from New York Exchange for Woman's Work during the last week of its operation in February, 2003. The Exchange was founded in 1878 by Candace Wheeler and Mary Atwater Choate to provide respectable women who needed to earn living, particularly Civil War widows, a viable means for supporting themselves. The exchange was forced to close in 2003 due to high overhead and a waning market for handmade goods.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group