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Materials:textile: cotton
Accession Number:  HD 97.020.34
Credit Line:Gift of Mildred J. Davis
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield

16 patch square, plaids and small prints. According to accession records for this donation, the donor indicated that the large number of textile fragments were purchased mostly in New England (specifically New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine) in small, out-of-the-way shops during the mid-20th century. Some fragments were bought in England and Scotland. The fragments date from the 18th century through the early 20th century, and are important for their representatin of mnay different kinds of textile techniqes. The purchases, which were made by the donor herself, were advised or informed in part by Gertrude Townsend, the first curator of textiles at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as well as "Dos" Cavalo.

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