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Patchwork Medallion, Mariner's Compass, 1853

This is a Patchwork medallion. It was made by Olivia C. Whitridge. It is dated 1853 and we acquired it in 1970. Its medium is cotton and its technique is pieced and sewn patchwork of plain and roller-printed fabrics. It is a part of the Textiles Department department.

This object was donated by William E. Katzenbach. It is credited Gift of william Katzenbach.

Its dimensions are

diam.: 35.5 cm (14 in.)

It is inscribed

Handwriiten in dark brown ink in the center circle; " Olivia C. Whitridge, New Bedford, 1853"

Cite this object as

Patchwork Medallion, Mariner's Compass, 1853; Made by Olivia C. Whitridge ; USA; cotton; diam.: 35.5 cm (14 in.); Gift of william Katzenbach; 1970-6-1

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