Album quilt

Album quilt
Album quilt
Album quilt
Album quilt
Album quilt
Album quilt
Album quilt
Album quilt
Album quilt
Album quilt
Album quilt
Album quilt
Album quilt
Album quilt
Album quilt
Album quilt
Album quilt
Album quilt
Album quilt
Album quilt
Album quilt
Title
Album quilt
Date 
ca. 1877
Medium 
Silk
Dimensions 
Overall: 83 7/8 x 67 3/8 x 1/4 in. ( 213 x 171.1 x 0.6 cm )
Description 
Silk album quilt composed of twenty separate patchwork, appliquéd, painted, and embroidered blocks surrounded by plain brown border; plaid whole-cloth silk backing with machine-sewn diamond quilting.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Emilie L. Platt
Object Number 
1940.873
Marks 
enbroidered: first row, far left: "Grace" embroidered: first row, left of center: "M E Archer" embroidered: first row, right of center: "AMS" embroidered: first row, far right: "BWH" embroidered: second row, far left: monogram (indecipherable) embroidered: second row, right of center: monogram (indecipherable) embroidered: second row, far right: "LEP" embroidered: third row, far left: "Ellen Merrill" embroidered: third row, left of center: "S.E.W." embroidered: third row, right of center: "Frank LEW" embroidered: third row, far right: monogram (indecipherable) embroidered: fourth row, far left: monogram (indecipherable) embroidered: fourth row, right of center: "Louise Dietz" embroidered: fourth row, far right: "Anna W. Candee" embroidered: fifth row, far left: "Katie C. Husted" embroidered: fifth row, left of center: "CD" embroidered: fifth row, right of center: monogram (indecipherable) embroidered: fifth row, far right: "Annie Roberts"
Gallery Label 
This quilt was made as an engagement present for Frank Henry Platt (1852-1925) when he married Sarah Elizabeth Wiley (1855-1934) in 1877. Each of the twenty blocks was created by an individual maker from dress remnants, and the whole was assembled by Mr. Platt's sister, Miss Ella L. Platt (1844-1928). The square signed "Grace" was done by Mr. Platt's sister Grace Platt (1852-1925).
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Creative: Tronvig Group