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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst


Title:embroidery pattern or design
Date Made:1730-1750
Type:Textile Working Tool
Materials:paper, ink
Place Made:United States; Massachusetts; Taunton
Measurements:frame: 6 x 22 5/16 in.; image: 4 5/16 x 20 11/16 in.
Accession Number:  HD 2000.70
Credit Line:Gift of Hollis E. Brodrick

Embroidery pattern for a crewel embroidered petticoat border done in black ink on paper, which was found glued to a beam in the attic of the Robert Crossman House in Taunton, Massachusetts. These patterns were transferred by being placed under thin pieces of cotton or linen.

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