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Academic Tassel
Name/Title
Academic Tassel
Entry/Object ID
2011.39.9
Description
Maroon and navy graduation cap tassel.
Context
Issued to a graduate of Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2011.39
Made/Created
1956
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Nylon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Spaulding High School
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Advertising Sign
Name/Title
Advertising Sign
Entry/Object ID
2021.9.1
Description
Portion of an advertising sign printed on thin, undyed cotton. The sign reads, "[illeg] MANURES For DIFFERENT CROPS THE MOST Concentrated Fertilizer Sold FOR SALE BY JOHN V. BROOKS, MONTPELIER, VT." The name and location of the seller is stenciled.
Context
Montpelier, VT; we don't have anything referencing this company yet
Acquisition
2021.9
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Woven Textile Details
Plain Weave
Warp Materials
Cotton
Weft Materials
Cotton
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Brooks, John V.
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Afghan
Name/Title
Afghan
Entry/Object ID
2003.37
Description
Crocheted afghan consisting of 266 multicolored squares with a black border.
Context
Made by Etta Minerva Angell Goodell of South Woodbury, Vermont. According to family history, she made the afghan when she was a young child, between the ages of 6 and 9 years.
Acquisition
2003.37
Made/Created
Goodell, Etta Minerva Angell (1877-1938)
1883-1886
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Afghan
Name/Title
Afghan
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.849
Description
Child sized pink and white crocheted afghan. It is crocheted in a windowpane pattern of squares, each with a central 4-petaled flower.
Context
Owned by a member of the Breen family of Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2014.60
Made/Created
1920-1929
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Afghan
Name/Title
Afghan
Entry/Object ID
2012.1
Description
Knitted Red Cross afghan. The afghan consists of multicolored square blocks, each measuring 4.25" in length and 3" in width. The blocks have been knitted in garter stitch and are then 'whip stitched' together with an avocado green yarn.

The afghan is made with wool yarn, and the multi-colored blocks have been randomly put together, with the exception of the deep red pieces in the vertical and horizontal center forming a central 'Red Cross.' The colors used in the afghan include several shades of green, peach, burgundy, gold, pink, and several types of variegated yarn. Some blocks have been pieced together using multiple colors, resulting in unique patterns. The outside edge of the afghan is bordered with a simple crocheted scallop, which uses the same green yarn used to sew the blocks together.
Context
Made by Arletta "Lettie" Ritchie of Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2012.1
Made/Created
Ritchie, M. Arletta
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Event
World War I
Antimacassar
Name/Title
Antimacassar
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.22a-c
Description
Crocheted antimacassar with matching chair arm covers. Each is formed from several crocheted medallions connected by petals to form repeating flowers. The arm covers are oval while the antimacassar is triangular.
Context
Owned by a member of the Goodall family in Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
2003.16
Made/Created
1930-1950
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Dimensions
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Antimacassar
Name/Title
Antimacassar
Entry/Object ID
1989.51.9
Description
White, crocheted antimacassar with 11 tassels at one end (a twelfth tassel is missing) and a cotton hem at the other. The design in the middle is a rose.
Context
Made by Emelie Tessier of Shaftsbury, Vermont
Acquisition
1989.51
Made/Created
Artist
Tessier, Emelie (1887-1968)
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Place
Town
Shaftsbury
County
Bennington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Antimacassar
Name/Title
Antimacassar
Entry/Object ID
1988.6.5a-b
Description
Pair of white linen antimacassars. Each is cut into an oval and woven in a Bronson weave. The edges are finished with bias tape.
Use
Used to protect furniture from the oils that were often used in men's hairstyles.
Context
Made by Elfrida Leonard in East Calais, Vermont
Acquisition
1988.6
Made/Created
Artist
Leonard, Elfrida Wheelock (1800-1880)
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Dimensions
Overall (each)
Woven Textile Details
Bronson
Average Warp Count
Warp Colors
White
Warp Materials
Weft Count
Weft Colors
White
Weft Materials
Materials
Linen, Cotton
Armband
Name/Title
Armband
Entry/Object ID
2006.22
Description
Diamond-shaped blue felt armband appliquéd with the letters M. S. H. S. in red felt. A short length of black elastic stretches between the two side points across the back.
Context
Worn by hall monitors at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2006.22
Made/Created
1951
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Materials
Wool
Relationships
Person or Organization
Spaulding High School
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Artificial Flowers
Name/Title
Artificial Flowers
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.701.1-3
Description
Three felt thistles, cut out and sewn. The leaves are bright green and the flower is a deep purple color.
Context
Used to decorate tables at the 100th anniversary celebration of Barre Day in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2014.60
Made/Created
1989
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Dimensions
Overall (each)
Materials
Acrylic
Badge
Name/Title
Badge
Entry/Object ID
2013.40.3
Description
Wool felt badge consisting of a round blue circle with two long tails, one blue and one red. The circle is appliqued with a red letter S. The tails are attached to the center bottom of the circle with a metal straight pin.
Context
Owned by Marie Perrigo while a student at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2013.40
Made/Created
1940-1943
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool, Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Spaulding High School
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bag
Name/Title
Bag
Entry/Object ID
1990.4.2
Description
Small, rectangular bag with the printed label, "The Best Shoes for BOYS AND CHILDREN at ORLEANS SHOE STORE." The top of the bag closes with a drawstring.
Context
Made for Orleans Shoe Store in Orleans, Vermont
Acquisition
1990.4
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Place
Village
Orleans
Town
Barton
County
Orleans County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Banner
Name/Title
Banner
Entry/Object ID
2006.61.27
Description
Gold and blue Homer Fitts Store centennial sign. Blue lettering on a gold background. In a circle in the center: "THE HOMER FITTS CO./ BARRE, VERMONT/ 100/ YEARS/ of SERVICE" On the left side, in large figures: "1886" and on the right side: "1986" Small maker's label on center bottom: "Barre Sign Co." Four gold grommets along top and bottom edges.
Context
Made and displayed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the opening of The Homer Fitts Co. store in Barre, Vermont.
Acquisition
2006.61
Made/Created
Barre Sign Company
1986
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plastic
Relationships
Fitts, Homer (1859-1917), The Homer Fitts Company
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Banner
Interpretative Labels
Banner, 1840 Captain John Barrett (1776-1856) Grafton, VT Cotton, wood, metal, paint Gift of Mary X. Barrett, 1947.6.3 The election of 1840 was one of the most politically charged in American history. It pitted incumbent Martin Van Buren against challengers William Henry Harrison and John Tyler. Harrison and Tyler ran on a platform of reform and change for the new Whig Party against Van Buren's Democrats, hence the slogan on the topmost banner. Harrison was a war hero who had won a victory at the Battle of Tippecoanoe, and was often called "Old Tippecanoe," hence the lower banner, which was carried by Captain John Barrett of Grafton when he attended a political rally on Stratton Mountain in 1840. For more about that rally, see the campaign pin on the right hand side of the case on the opposite side of this room. Grafton went on to serve as an elector for the state of Vermont and cast the state's electoral college votes for Harrison's win.
Name/Title
Banner
Entry/Object ID
1947.6.3
Description
White canvas banner with the hand-painted inscription, "ALL TRUE, FOR OLD TIP." The edges of the banner are folded back and the top and bottom and tacked onto wooden boards.
Context
Carried by Captain John Barrett to a political rally for William Henry Harrison on Stratton Mountain, 1840.
Acquisition
1947.6
Made/Created
Artist
Barrett, John (1776-1856)
1840
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Materials
Cotton, Wood, Metal, Paint
Relationships
Person or Organization
Barrett, John (1776-1856)
,
Banner
Name/Title
Banner
Entry/Object ID
1992.81
Description
This banner is designed to hang vertically, with a red border surrounding a white center. On the white portion of the banner, from top to bottom, there is a yellow 5-pointed star outlined in navy, followed by the number 1 in navy, another 5-pointed star in navy, and finally, the number 62 also in navy. To facilitate hanging, there are brass grommets located at the two top corners of the banner.
Acquisition
1992.81
Made/Created
circa 1940
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Wood
Relationships
Event
World War II
Banner
Name/Title
Banner
Entry/Object ID
2004.15
Description
White banner embroidered with red thread with the inscription, "WOMEN OF THE KU KLUX KLAN REALM OF VERMONT / MONTPELIER" beneath an image of a cross within a shield. The bottom of the banner is curved and edged with fringe. The top of the banner is stitched into a casing, into which is inserted a painted dowel. A flat link chain is attached to either end of the dowel, next to the brass ball. To the center of the chain is attached the vertical hollow dowel with a wooden spear like tip.
Context
The Ku Klux Klan was generally known for its racist beliefs and hate-filled activities against African Americans. During the 1920s it attracted members in primarily white northern New England by disseminating anti-Catholic and anti-Semitic materials. It's estimated that the Klan had over 10,000 members in Vermont during the 1920s.

This banner can be seen in a 1927 panoramic photograph of a Klan rally in Montpelier. The infamous rally was held on July 4, 1927 when hundreds of Klan members, many of them women, paraded through downtown Montpelier, ending up on a farm on Towne Hill Road. The Klan eventually lost most of its Vermont members because of corrupt national leaders, public blunders by local members, and continual attacks by the Vermont press.
Acquisition
2004.15
Made/Created
1925-1930
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Rayon, Wood, Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Ku Klux Klan
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Publication
Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War
Web Links and URLs
Banner
Name/Title
Banner
Entry/Object ID
2003.86.1
Description
This banner is made of purple satin fabric, with a backing of gold satin. Along the bottom edge of the banner, there is a 3-inch fringe in matching purple. The sides of the banner are adorned with gold overcast stitching. At the top edge of the banner, there is a casing that securely holds a wooden dowel painted in gold. The dowel features pointed ends. To hang the banner, there is a cord attached to each end of the dowel that is accompanied by tassels, which hang from each end and at the center of the hanger. The front of the banner showcases the insignia of the Kings Daughters Association, appliqued onto the fabric. The insignia consists of a large cross in gray satin, with the letters H, I, and N stitched in dark purple on three of the arms of the cross.
Context
Used by the Chittenden County Union of the International Order of The King's Daughters and Sons.
Acquisition
2003.86
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Wood
Relationships
Person or Organization
International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons
Place
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Web Links and URLs
Banner
Name/Title
Banner
Entry/Object ID
2003.86.2
Description
Purple satin banner. The the word "Chittenden" is painted in silver across the middle of the banner. The bottom splits into 2 points. The banner is edged all around by purple cord. The top is attached to a narrow wooden dowel. There is a white cord attached to the dowel at either end.
Context
Used by the Chittenden County Union of the International Order of The King's Daughters and Sons.
Acquisition
2003.86
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Wood
Relationships
Person or Organization
International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons
Place
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Web Links and URLs
Banner
Name/Title
Banner
Entry/Object ID
2003.76.1
Description
The banner is made of a smooth off-white synthetic fabric with a satin-like sheen. In the center of the banner, there is bold red script that reads "Vermont Council on the Humanities." This text is enclosed within a curving border also in red.

To facilitate hanging, the banner is attached to a wooden dowel. At each end of the dowel, a gold cord is affixed, allowing for easy suspension of the banner.
Acquisition
2003.76
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Nylon
Banner
Name/Title
Banner
Entry/Object ID
1960.77.2
Description
Large blue polyester banner with the words, "FIFE AND DRUM CORPS SPAULDING SPIRIT OF '76", in red letter across the front. The edges are decorated with white fringe.
Acquisition
1960.77
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Person or Organization
Spaulding High School
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Banner
Name/Title
Banner
Entry/Object ID
2000.57.1
Description
A large white banner with a purple image and slogan that reads, "Now More Than Ever, 1987, Lesbian & Gay Pride"
Context
This was a banner that was carried in the fifth Lesbian and Gay Pride March held in Burlington on June 20, 1987. According to an account in the newspaper "Out in the Mountains," more than 400 people marched through the downtown in that parade.
Acquisition
2000.57
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Lesbian and Gay Pride March
Web Links and URLs
Banner
Name/Title
Banner
Entry/Object ID
1995.12
Description
Square cotton banner with the painted inscription, "VERMONT THE STAR THAT NEVER SETS CORINTH DELECTI[ON] FIRM FOR OLD TIP". The top and bottom edges of the banner have nail holes evenly spaced all the way across.
Context
Made in Corinth, Vermont, during the election of William Henry Harrison. Possibly carried to a political rally at Stratton Mountain.
Acquisition
1995.12
Made/Created
circa 1840
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Harrison, William Henry (1773-1841)
Place
Mountain
Stratton Mountain
Town
Stratton
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bedsheet
Name/Title
Bedsheet
Entry/Object ID
1995.46.7
Description
Half of a linen bed sheet. One corner of the sheet has the inked label, "M. Gilfillin No 4".
Context
Owned by a member of the Gilfillan family of Barnet, Vermont
Acquisition
1995.46
Made/Created
19th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Plain Weave
Warp Materials
Linen
Weft Materials
Linen
Relationships
Place
Town
Barnet
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Blanket
Name/Title
Blanket
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.67
Description
White wool baby blanket with scalloped edging. One corner is embroidered with white silk thread in a design of stems of clovers.
Context
Owned by a member of the Goodall family in Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
2003.16
Made/Created
circa 1925
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool, Silk
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Blanket
Name/Title
Blanket
Entry/Object ID
1997.33.1
Description
Cream-colored twill-woven wool blanket. It is embroidered on each corner with an orange flower. The flower has a yellow center and green stem and leaves. The edges are finished with blue cross stitches, and there are remnants of orange cross stitches.
Context
Owned by a member of the Hatch or Martin families.
Acquisition
1997.33
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Blanket
Name/Title
Blanket
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.158
Description
White wool flannel carriage blanket with white silk embroidery on one edge.
Context
Used by Jean Louise Goodall Balham in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.16
Made/Created
circa 1925
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool, Silk
Relationships
Person or Organization
Balham, Jean Louise Goodall (1925-2016)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Blanket
Name/Title
Blanket
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.164
Description
Twill-woven wool blanket with a windowpane check pattern of red on a white ground. It is one width of fabric, with selvedges on two sides and rolled hems on the other two sides.
Context
Made by Hannah Colby Emerson of Plainfield, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.16
Made/Created
Emerson, Hannah S. Colby (1829-1890)
1850-1880
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Blanket
Name/Title
Blanket
Entry/Object ID
1992.69.1
Description
Baby blanket that is made of white wool flannel and adorned with an ornate scalloped edge that is covered with white satin stitch embroidery. In one corner of the blanket, there is a spray of wheat that has also been embroidered using white embroidery, likely silk embroidery floss.
Context
Made by Fanny Drew in Burlington for Helen Prouty Tracy.
Acquisition
1992.69
Made/Created
Drew, Fanny
1908
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool, Silk
Relationships
Person or Organization
Tracy, Helen Prouty (1908-1999)
Blanket
Name/Title
Blanket
Entry/Object ID
1951.12
Description
Red wool blanket with windowpane plain woven design in faded black. Appears to have originally been a white blanket with blue windowpane plaid that was overdyed red.
Acquisition
1951.12
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Blanket
Name/Title
Blanket
Entry/Object ID
1951.14.1
Description
Wool blanket woven in stripes of white, blue, and brown. The blanket is made from two strips of cloth, seamed together down the center.
Context
Owned by Hannah Barnes Davis in East Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1951.14
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Person or Organization
Davis, Hannah Barnes
Place
Town
East Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Blanket
Name/Title
Blanket
Entry/Object ID
1939.4.7e
Description
Fragment of a blanket. The blanket is made from 2 panels of plain-woven wool.
Context
Made by Susannah Titus in Vershire, Vermont
Acquisition
1939.4
Made/Created
Artist
Titus, Susannah Bacon (1775-1870)
18th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Average Warp Count
Warp Colors
White
Warp Materials
Weft Count
Weft Colors
White
Weft Materials
Materials
Wool
Blanket
Name/Title
Blanket
Entry/Object ID
1982.24.22
Description
Red-and-white striped crocheted afghan. Each stripe is embroidered in cross stitches with the opposite color: white Greek key design on red, and red floral vines on white. there is fringe on all four sides.
Context
Used by Grace Coolidge as a baby in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
1982.24
Made/Created
1879
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Person or Organization
Coolidge, Grace Anna Goodhue (1879-1957)
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Blanket
Name/Title
Blanket
Entry/Object ID
2001.16.1
Description
Hand woven blanket with green and red stripes at each end.
Context
Made by Philadelphia Earle Wilson
Acquisition
2001.16
Made/Created
Artist
Wilson, Philadelphia Earle
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Blanket
Name/Title
Blanket
Entry/Object ID
2001.16.2
Description
Hand woven blanket with green and red stripes at each end.
Context
Made by Philadelphia Earle Wilson
Acquisition
2001.16
Made/Created
Artist
Wilson, Philadelphia Earle
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Blanket
Name/Title
Blanket
Entry/Object ID
1939.4.7c
Description
Handwoven wool blanket. It is plain woven in a cream color and consists of a single panel. It is marked in blue thread with the initials "M. P."
Context
Attributed to Susannah Titus in Vershire, Vermont
Acquisition
1939.4
Made/Created
Artist
Titus, Susannah Bacon (1775-1870)
Attribution
Attributed to
18th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Plain Weave
Average Warp Count
Warp Colors
Weft Count
Weft Colors
Materials
Wool
Blanket
Name/Title
Blanket
Entry/Object ID
2019.15.1
Description
Brown heather wool blanket with serged edges. There is a fabric tag in one corner woven with an illustration of hills and trees and the label, "WARRANTED All Wool / VERMONT NATIVES INDUSTRIES / BRIDGEWATER - VERMONT".
Context
Vermont Natives Industries ran a woolen mill in Bridgewater for most of the 20th century, closing the operation in 1973. The mill is now a shopping and craft center. It is the oldest remaining 19th century, wood-frame woolen mill building and an example of the kind of mill that existed in dozens of towns throughout the state. A cotton mill preceded the woolen mill, beginning in 1828 and operated until 1835, burning in 1852. A new structure was built that same year and began operating at a woolen mill.
Acquisition
2019.15
Made/Created
Vermont Natives Industries
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Place
Town
Bridgewater
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Blanket
Name/Title
Blanket
Entry/Object ID
1992.35.2
Description
White wool blanket embroidered in two corners with star, wagon wheel, or rosette designs. The wool embroidery is in a nine-pointed star, with one having wide points and the other straight. The star is stitched with yellow, blue, and brown thread. Each star is encircled with a herringbone-stitched circle of blue, and another of yellow. The blanket is marked at the center seam on the top edge, "PD".
Context
Made by Abigail Flagg Dewey of Berlin, Vermont
Acquisition
1992.35
Made/Created
Dewey, Abigail Flagg (1783-1862)
1800-1814
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Blanket
Name/Title
Blanket
Entry/Object ID
2007.32.1
Description
This white wool blanket has multicolored stripes of varying width, in pastel colors, located 15 inches from the top and bottom edges. The top and bottom edges are hemstitched with light-weight orange yarn, and the other two edges are selvedges. There is a square tag stitched in the lower right corner of the blanket, made of yellow satin with blue lettering that reads: "Canadian Made H.B. Pure Wool - Trade mark Registered".
Acquisition
2007.32
Made/Created
Horn Brothers
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Blanket
Name/Title
Blanket
Entry/Object ID
2007.48.1
Description
Woold blanket embroidered with a folk-art style farm scene. The blanket itself is white wool and has been decorated with worsted yarn of various colors through embroidery. The embroidery depicts scenes from a rural Vermont town, including fir and apple trees, sheep, deer, town buildings such as a church, school, and red farmhouse with blue doors located at the bottom center, as well as connecting roads. At the bottom of the blanket, there is a brown and gray fence with flowers growing at the fence posts. The blanket is bound on all sides with a 2-inch yellow satin ribbon, with basting threads that have not been removed. In the bottom right-hand corner, the artist embroidered in black thread "D.O.W. 1978". The backing of the blanket is made of a heavy cotton orange and green flowered print.
Context
Made by Dorothy O. White of Castleton, Vermont
Acquisition
2007.48
Made/Created
Artist
White, Dorothy Onthank (1897-1991)
1978
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool, Cotton, Silk
Blanket
Name/Title
Blanket
Entry/Object ID
1939.4.7b
Description
Handwoven wool blanket. It is woven with a checked pattern of blue and white. It is constructed of 2 narrow panels seamed together down the center.
Context
Made by Susannah Titus in Vershire, Vermont
Acquisition
1939.4
Made/Created
Artist
Titus, Susannah Bacon (1775-1870)
18th Century
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Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Plain Weave
Average Warp Count
Warp Colors
White
Blue
Weft Count
Weft Colors
Blue
White
Materials
Wool
Blanket Fragment
Name/Title
Blanket Fragment
Entry/Object ID
1961.26.8
Description
Wool and linen blanket fragment. The blanket is woven in a windowpane plaid design of yellow stripes outlined in blue on a pale yellow ground. One edge has additional blue stripes. The proper left side is hemmed.

Part of a handwoven blanket.
Context
Made by Cynthia Bates of Springfield, Vermont
Acquisition
1961.26
Made/Created
Artist
Bisbee, Cynthia Bates (1786-1816)
circa 1800
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Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Twill Weave, 2/2 Twill Weave
Average Warp Count
Warp Materials
Weft Count
Weft Materials
Materials
Wool, Linen
Relationships
Person or Organization
Bisbee, Cynthia Bates (1786-1816)
Place
Town
Springfield
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bookmark
Name/Title
Bookmark
Entry/Object ID
1957.25.41
Description
Ivory colored silk brocade ribbon with punched paper embroidery mount to which is affixed "Lovest thou me." in gold beads.
Acquisition
1957.25
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Dimensions
Materials
Silk, Paper, Metal
Bunting
Name/Title
Bunting
Entry/Object ID
1954.15.4
Description
Long red-white-and-blue cotton bunting printed with a repeated design of a man with a large mustache in a military uniform within a laurel wreath. The portrait is labeled, "ADMIRAL DEWEY", and the wreath is flanked by a United States flag (left) and US Navy flag (right). The entire image is labeled, "THE HERO OF MANILA". In total, the bunting spans over four feet long.
Context
Produced to celebrate Dewey Day, a holiday welcoming George Dewey back to Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1954.15
Made/Created
1898
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Dimensions
Materials
Fabric
Relationships
Person or Organization
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Dewey Day
Bureau Scarf
Name/Title
Bureau Scarf
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.11
Description
White cotton bureau scarf consisting of three panels sewn together with fringe on all sides. It is a narrow, long rectangle. The fabric is woven in the blooming leaf pattern, a spot weave.
Context
Owned by a member of the Goodall family in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.16
Made/Created
1930-1950
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Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Spot
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bureau Scarf
Name/Title
Bureau Scarf
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.12
Description
White linen bureau scarf with 1-1/2" wide crocheted lace on the two short ends. It is woven in a spot weave with single-ply linen. It has a 1-1/2" hem on all sides with openwork hem stitching.
Context
Owned by a member of the Goodall family in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.16
Made/Created
1930-1950
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Spot
Average Warp Count
Warp Colors
White
Warp Materials
Weft Count
Weft Colors
White
Weft Materials
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bureau Scarf
Name/Title
Bureau Scarf
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.15
Description
The bureau scarf is made of white linen and has an oval shape with large scalloped edges. The embroidery on the scarf is predominantly blue and features stylized flowers in pink, lilac, and peach, made using French knots, and a border of running stitches. The edges of the scarf are finished with a simple blue crocheted edging.
Context
Owned by a member of the Goodall family in Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
2003.16
Made/Created
1930-1950
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bureau Scarf
Name/Title
Bureau Scarf
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.20
Description
White cotton bureau scarf decorated with cutwork borders.
Context
Owned by a member of the Goodall family in Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
2003.16
Made/Created
1930-1950
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bureau Scarf
Name/Title
Bureau Scarf
Entry/Object ID
2013.18.2
Description
Handwoven tapestry-weave linen bureau scarf with design at each end of a blue and white vase with yellow, orange, blue and pink flowers with dark green leaves and a drawn-work border.
Context
Made by Elizabeth Fisk in Isle La Motte, Vermont
Acquisition
2013.18
Made/Created
Artist
Fisk, Elizabeth (1859-1927)
Elizabeth Fisk Looms
1890-1935
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Dimensions
Materials
Linen
Bureau Scarf
Name/Title
Bureau Scarf
Entry/Object ID
2013.18.5
Description
Handwoven and embroidered bureau scarf with floral design at each end, yellow and lavender flowers and green leaves with much detail. Fabric is finely woven linen. Drawn-work border. Donor's name tag in one corner: "Happy Patrick"
Context
Made by Elizabeth Fisk in Isle La Motte, Vermont
Acquisition
2013.18
Made/Created
Artist
Fisk, Elizabeth (1859-1927)
Elizabeth Fisk Looms
1890-1935
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Dimensions
Materials
Linen
Bureau Scarf
Name/Title
Bureau Scarf
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.857
Description
Oval white cotton bureau scarf decorated with openwork and embroidered yellow flowers. The edges are decorated with machine-made tatted lace.
Context
Owned by a member of the Breen family of Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2014.60
Made/Created
1930-1949
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Bureau Scarf
Name/Title
Bureau Scarf
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.875
Description
Embroidered bureau scarf. The scarf is made from a long rectangle of tightly-woven linen with a narrow, crocheted border in pink yarn. One end is embroidered with a design of blue birds sitting on a fence with morning glory flowers. The embroidery is the outline of the images.
Acquisition
2014.60
Made/Created
circa 1940
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen, Cotton
Bureau Scarf
Name/Title
Bureau Scarf
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.925
Description
Rectangular linen bureau scarf with a knotted fringe border. The label "S * A 1817" is stitched into the center of one end.
Acquisition
2014.60
Made/Created
1817
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Bureau Scarf
Name/Title
Bureau Scarf
Entry/Object ID
2004.38.3
Description
White linen bureau scarf with wide hems on the long sides and short fringe along the edges. It has a half-inch drawn-work design alongside the hems, with a second one forming a rectangle in center.
Context
Made by Martha Wheelock or Mary Wheelock Galusha of Shaftsbury, Vermont
Acquisition
2004.38
Made/Created
Wheelock, Martha (1792-1849), Galusha, Mary Wheelock (1830-1918)
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Bureau Scarf
Name/Title
Bureau Scarf
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.860
Description
White linen bureau scarf with a border of crocheted lace. There is a diamond in the center decorated with inserted lace.
Acquisition
2014.60
Made/Created
circa 1940
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen, Cotton
Bureau Scarf
Name/Title
Bureau Scarf
Entry/Object ID
2014.45
Description
This is a white cotton bureau scarf that was crafted from white sheeting fabric. At each end of the bureau scarf, there are flowers embroidered using a combination of blue, red, lavender, yellow and pink thread, with a pink blanket stitch added around the edge.

On one corner of the bureau scarf, there is a black ink print that reads "VSH WASSON HALL". In the opposite corner, there is another print that reads "VSH LADD HALL". However, this print has been made unreadable by covering it with large black X's.
Context
Used at the Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury, Vermont
Acquisition
2014.45
Made/Created
1955-1965
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Vermont State Hospital
Bureau Scarf
Name/Title
Bureau Scarf
Entry/Object ID
1976.43.19
Description
Bureau scarf in a black-and-red geometric checkered pattern. The pattern is created with supplementary yarns over a plain-woven, undyed ground. There is short fringe on two ends.
Acquisition
1976.43
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk
Carriage Blanket
Name/Title
Carriage Blanket
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.115
Description
A red, white and blue plaid wood blanket with fringed edges at the top and bottom.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Chair Arm Covers
Name/Title
Chair Arm Covers
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.21a-b
Description
Rectangular crocheted chair arm covers with rounded ends. The crochet is done in a striped pattern alternating diaper patterns with chain-stitched bundles.
Context
Owned by a member of the Goodall family in Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
2003.16
Made/Created
1930-1950
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Chair Arm Covers
Name/Title
Chair Arm Covers
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.23a-b
Description
Crocheted chair arm covers. Each is formed from several crocheted medallions connected by petals to form repeating flowers. The arm covers are oval.
Context
Owned by a member of the Goodall family in Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
2003.16
Made/Created
1930-1950
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Dimensions
Overall (each)
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Coaster
Name/Title
Coaster
Entry/Object ID
2007.18.161
Description
Plain-woven blue checked coaster. It is decorated with simple embroider in white Xs over blue squares. The edges are fringed.
Context
Likely made in Bellows Falls, Vermont.
Acquisition
2007.18
Made/Created
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Person or Organization
Howe, Francies Coolidge (1904-1993)
Place
Village
Bellows Falls
Town
Rockingham
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Coin Purse
Name/Title
Coin Purse
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.60
Description
Blue and white cloth basket. It is made with flowered white cloth and blue piping. The cloth gathers to close and doesn't now open easily. Blue piping is wrapped around the handle. A note with the baskets reads, " College Moderne et Technique, Montceau-1-Mines, Saone et Loire France, Classes nouvelles, boys and girls, age 12."
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Cloth
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Collar
Name/Title
Collar
Entry/Object ID
2007.18.137a-c
Description
a = White cotton collar with scalloped edge and embroidered decoration.
b-c = Very stiff cuffs with embroidered corners and holes for buttons or cuff links.
Context
Worn by Elva Mabel Brownell, a school teacher in Burlington, Vermont.
Acquisition
2007.18
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Dimensions
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Brownell, Elva Mabel (1879-1971)
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Commemorative Ribbon
Name/Title
Commemorative Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1976.25.4
Description
Yellow and white ribbon with the stamped silver inscription, "1880 1905 / SACERDOTAL SILVER JUBILEE REV. W. J. O'SULLIVAN MONTPELIER, VT." At the top of the ribbon is a round button printed with a photograph of St. Augustine's Church (Montpelier, VT) and a portrait of a man.
Context
Produced for the 25th anniversary of the ordination of Rev. W. J. O'Sullivan of St. Augustine's Church in Montpelier, Vermont. Worn by Margaret Emmons.
Acquisition
1976.25
Materials
Metal, Ribbon
Relationships
Emmons, Margaret (1894-1980), O'Sullivan, W. J.
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Commemorative Ribbon
Name/Title
Commemorative Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1993.33.5
Description
Blue/green ribbon with gold lettering and GAR symbol that reads from the top: Vermont, 27 National Encampment, GAR , Indianapolis, Sept. 6, 1893." GAR stands for Grand Army of the Republic and was an organization for Union Army veterans of the Civil War. Encampments were conventions or national gatherings.
Acquisition
1993.33
Dimensions
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Person or Organization
Grand Army of the Republic
,
Commemorative Ribbon
Name/Title
Commemorative Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.1h
Description
Commemorative ribbon pin consisting of three ribbons and button. The satin-woven ribbons are red, white, and blue. There are formed into three rosettes or cockades, and three tails hang below. At the center of the three rosettes is a round ceramic button printed with an image of a man with a large mustache (Admiral Dewey) and surrounded in gold tinsel trim.
Context
Made for Dewey Day, a large celebration in Montpelier, Vermont, welcoming war hero Admiral George Dewey, home from the Spanish-American War.
Acquisition
1960.81
Made/Created
1899
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Materials
Silk, Ceramic
Relationships
Person or Organization
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Spanish-American War, Dewey Day
Commemorative Ribbon
Name/Title
Commemorative Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1963.6
Description
Commemorative ribbon pin consisting of three ribbons and button. The satin-woven ribbons are red, white, and blue. There are formed into three rosettes or cockades, and three tails hang below. At the center of the three rosettes is a round ceramic button printed with an image of the Vermont State House and surrounded in gold tinsel trim.
Context
Made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the construction of the current State House building.
Acquisition
1963.6
Made/Created
1908
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Ceramic
Relationships
,
Commemorative Ribbon
Name/Title
Commemorative Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1964.6.4
Description
Blue satin-woven silk ribbon printed in gold with an image of a monument. The monument consists of a man wearing a Civil War uniform standing on a plinth. The date 1899 is above the monument. Within a circle below the monument is the inscription, "13th Vt. GETTYSBURG JULY, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 1863." The inscription is ringed by the words, "1st CORPS, 3rd DIVISION. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC."
Context
Worn by Governor Ebenezer J. Ormsbee to the dedication ceremony of a monument to the 13th Vermont's actions during the Battle of Gettysburg.
Acquisition
1964.6
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Ormsbee, Ebenezer Jolls (1834-1924), 13th Vermont Infantry
Battle of Gettysburg, Civil War
Commemorative Ribbon
Name/Title
Commemorative Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1964.50.3
Description
A purple ribbon with the words, ‘"I Took part in the St. Albans Raid - New England's only Civil War Action."
Context
The St. Albans Raid was the northernmost land action of the Civil War. Confederate soldiers snuck into St. Albans in pairs over the course of several days. On October 19, 1864, they robbed the four banks in town.
Acquisition
1964.50
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Dimensions
Relationships
Place
City
St. Albans City
County
Franklin County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
St. Albans Raid, Civil War
Commemorative Ribbon
Name/Title
Commemorative Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1965.65.7
Description
A red ribbon topped with a red bow and a metal eagle. Printed in gold on the ribbon are the words “Staff, First Div.”
Context
Owned by Governor Ebenezer Ormsbee
Acquisition
1965.65
Dimensions
Relationships
Ormsbee, Ebenezer Jolls (1834-1924), Grand Army of the Republic
Event
Civil War
Commemorative Ribbon
Name/Title
Commemorative Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1954.15.2m
Description
Commemorative ribbon consisting of a rosette with a three-ribbon tail. The rosette has pink, white, and blue plastic petals, held together by a metal button printed with a bust portrait of Admiral George Dewey and the words, "ADMIRAL GEORGE DEWEY HERO OF MANILLA." Three silk ribbons, red, white, and blue, hang from the rosette.
Context
Admiral George Dewey, of Montpelier, Vermont, was a celebrated war hero during the Spanish-American War. This was owned by his brother, Charles Dewey.
Acquisition
1954.15
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Materials
Metal
Relationships
Dewey, George (1837-1917), Dewey, Charles (1828-1905)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Spanish-American War, Dewey Day
Commemorative Ribbon
Name/Title
Commemorative Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2011.11.1
Description
Green satin-woven silk ribbon printed in silver with the inscription, "1977 REPUBLIC OF VERMONT BICENTENNIAL BALL 1777" along with a circular logo that says "CITY OF RUTLAND VT." on the left and "League of Volunteers Evergrateful" on the right, with the date, "Oct. 15" at the bottom.
Context
Worn by Governor Jim Douglas to the Bicentennial Ball in Rutland, Vermont
Acquisition
2011.11
Made/Created
1977
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Person or Organization
Douglas, James H. (b. 1951)
Place
City
Rutland
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Cotton Fragment
Name/Title
Cotton Fragment
Entry/Object ID
2007.18.159a-b
Description
Embroidery sample and tracing for duplicating.
Context
This cloth fragment was given to Lilian Baker Carlisle by Elva Mabel Brownell (1879-1971) of Burlington in 1963. They are examples of copying an old pattern to new work.
Acquisition
2007.18
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Brownell, Elva Mabel (1879-1971)
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Counterpane
Name/Title
Counterpane
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.39
Description
Heavy white cotton counterpane sized for a crib. It is matelassé woven with a design of animals and birds within a diapered border.
Context
Owned by a member of the Goodall family in Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
2003.16
Made/Created
1930-1950
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Counterpane
Name/Title
Counterpane
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.40
Description
White linen counterpane woven in the blooming leaf pattern. It is made from three panels seamed together and has a hand-rolled hem.
Context
Owned by a member of the Goodall family in Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
2003.16
Made/Created
1930-1950
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Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Spot
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Counterpane
Name/Title
Counterpane
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.41
Description
White cotton matelassé counterpane (bedspread) with corner cutouts for footposts. It is woven with a floral pattern in the center and a diamond pattern around each edge. The edges are scalloped and finished with machine overcast stitches.
Context
Owned by a member of the Goodall family in Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
2003.16
Made/Created
1930-1950
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Counterpane
Name/Title
Counterpane
Entry/Object ID
1941.11
Description
Embroidered counterpane. The body of the counterpane is a white-and-blue wool blanket woven in a "windowpane" plaid check. Each "pane" (white square) is embroidered is crewel embroidered with blue wool yarn in dark blue, light blue, and white. The embroidered patterns are repeated often, but there is no consistency in the repeat. Imagery includes hearts, tulips, pineapples, flowers, and wreaths. The fabric is two 36" panels (full selvedge width) sewn together at the center. There is a light-blue applied hand-woven fringe on three sides.
Context
Made by Elizabeth Meigs Chittenden for her daughter, Betsy Chittenden Hill, who lived in Charlotte, Vermont. According to family history, the wool was from sheep raised on Governor Thomas Chittenden's farm in Williston, and the yarns were spun by Elizabeth Meigs Chittenden.
Acquisition
1941.11
Made/Created
Chittenden, Elizabeth Meigs
circa 1800
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Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Plain Weave
Average Warp Count
Warp Colors
White
Blue
Warp Materials
Wool
Weft Count
Weft Colors
White
Blue
Weft Materials
Wool
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Chittenden, Thomas (1730-1797), Hill, Betsy Chittenden
Place
Town
Charlotte
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Counterpane
Name/Title
Counterpane
Entry/Object ID
1945.28
Description
Crocheted counterpane in a striped design, similar to bell pulls. The entire counterpane is crocheted using an afghan stitch, and the designs are cross stitched on the crocheted ground. Each stripe has a different colored ground: yellow, pink, blue, purple, black, red, green, burgundy, and orange (left to right). Each is decorated with a different motif, alternating between a solid vine and distinct elements: blue flowers, red and right roses, lilies, lilies and a deer, red and white roses, animals, morning glories, spring flowers, and grape leaves (left to right). Each stripe ends in a point, and they are surrounded by a black ground. The top and bottom edges are tasseled with brightly colored yarn.
Context
Made by Lucretia Delano Dyer of Middlebury, Vermont
Acquisition
1945.28
Made/Created
Artist
Dyer, Lucretia Delano (1835-1909)
circa 1870
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Counterpane
Name/Title
Counterpane
Entry/Object ID
1949.11.1
Description
Undyed twill-woven counterpane embroidered in blue with a design of a large central floral bouquet in a pot and border of swags, flowers, and tassels. The bottom corners are curved, and there is no fringe.
Acquisition
1949.11
Made/Created
circa 1825
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Twill Weave
Average Warp Count
Warp Colors
White
Warp Materials
Weft Count
Weft Colors
White
Weft Materials
Materials
Wool
Counterpane
Interpretative Labels
Amy Brackett Pike of Stowe, Vermont, is referred to in local histories as "Crazy Amy," and is said to have been diagnosed with "religious mania." Records indicate she spent only a short period at the Vermont Asylum in 1852, while she lived with and was cared for by her family through most of her adult life. This coverlet, embellished with extensive embroidered text of a religious and political nature, reveals the creator's disdain toward elected leaders and their perceived misuse of taxes and, most importantly, her desire to build a new temple dedicated to the Lord in her hometown of Stowe. While seemingly incoherent at first glance, upon closer reading it becomes clear that the text and few embroidered images on the coverlet convey a complex, consistent belief system. Select transcriptions of the Embroidered Text: - To build the temple of the new era in Stowe, VT it is the set time to restore the kingdom the household of Sir Isaac Brackett and Sir Andrew Luce of Stowe, VT are the lawfull heirs to the crown and scepter measuring chain. To divide the land equal to the heirs. Of kingdom time ends on the senate to the people by a resident time is reconed first year of redemption in Stowe, Vt. Amen/ The spade and the spindle in the land rest to the redeemed. - The house to the living by me the Lord of the living in this land of taxing to kill to build up the house of fornication and idolatry to the Children of the States of this continent times ends Amen. -Behold I the redeemer stand in the defeat to defend the rising nation from the order of the head ruling men time ends on the head leaders as now to hold the people in the house of lords in idolatry as the heathen nation in the devotedness to bow to gods of their Fathers in full as the leaders stand to command the people to obey asa commadn of the almighty everlasting Jehovah the God of Abraham all as one to pay the yearly tax bill to keep up the house of music to worship the Lord God of Abraham in by tradition and superstitious on hallowedness man.
Name/Title
Counterpane
Entry/Object ID
2005.11
Description
White cotton counterpane with corner cutouts for footposts. There is fringe on three sides. The counterpane is heavily embroidered with thick white yarn in chain stitches in religious and political assertions and symbolism.
Context
Made by Amy Brackett Pike of Stowe, Vermont, and Northfield, Vermont.
Acquisition
2005.11
Made/Created
Artist
Pike, Amy Brackett (1803-1890)
1877
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Vermont State Hospital
Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Counterpane
Name/Title
Counterpane
Entry/Object ID
1955.21
Description
Embroidered counterpane. The design is embroidered with wool threads on a wool, twill-woven blanket. The blue stripes are woven, and there are flowers embroidered along the stripes. The design consists of two willow trees and four floral bouquets in the central pane, and floral vines in the right and bottom edge sections. The embroidery is done in shades of green, yellow, blue, and pink. There is fringe on three sides.
Context
Made by Syrena Scott Parmelee in Bristol, Vermont
Acquisition
1955.21
Made/Created
Parmelee, Syrena Scott
1825-1827
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Dimensions
Woven Textile Details
Twill Weave
Average Warp Count
Warp Colors
White
Blue
Warp Materials
Wool
Weft Count
Weft Colors
White
Blue
Weft Materials
Wool
Materials
Wool
Counterpane
Name/Title
Counterpane
Entry/Object ID
1960.100
Description
Crewel embroidered counterpane. The ground fabric is plain-woven wool in a windowpane plaid design. The "panes" are white, and the stripes of the plaid are dark blue, yellow, and light blue. All four edges of the counterpane are bordered in widened version of the multi-colored stripe. Each pane is crewel embroidered with wool yarn in dark blue, light blue, yellow and white. The designed alternate between four-pointed stars with floral vines or medallions in the center and floral bouquets. One pane is marked with the initials ABW in cross stitches.
Context
Made by Polly Brown of Ira, Vermont, for her daughter Arethusa Brown Williams.
Acquisition
1960.100
Made/Created
Artist
Brown, Polly
circa 1825
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Person or Organization
Williams, Arethusa Brown
Counterpane
Name/Title
Counterpane
Entry/Object ID
2007.70.2
Description
Summer-weight lace-covered counterpane. The counterpane is lined with polished cotton. The lace is embroidered and appliqued netting in a design of elongated flowers, leaves, and fines. There is a 31-inch central medallion with a floral design. The edges are scalloped with a vine border design.
Acquisition
2007.70
Made/Created
1900-1920
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Counterpane
Name/Title
Counterpane
Entry/Object ID
1949.11.2
Description
Undyed twill-woven counterpane embroidered in blue with a design of 2 central floral bouquets in pots between floral borders. There is blue fringe on 3 sides.
Acquisition
1949.11
Made/Created
circa 1825
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Twill Weave
Average Warp Count
Warp Colors
White
Warp Materials
Weft Count
Weft Colors
White
Weft Materials
Materials
Wool
Counterpane
Name/Title
Counterpane
Entry/Object ID
2011.65
Description
Crocheted double bed size spread that is made up of individual medallions (12 medallions long by 11 medallions wide). The center part of the medallion is round and made up of several rows of double and single crochet, including two sections that are 3 dimensional. The center portions vary somewhat but are all about 5.5" in diameter. The outer 'petal' portion or rows are where the medallions attach to each other and to the diamond shaped motifs that fill in the shoulder area.
Context
Made by Alice G. Pappas of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
2011.65
Made/Created
Artist
Pappas, Alice G. (1901-1985)
1948-1978
Ethnography
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Counterpane
Name/Title
Counterpane
Entry/Object ID
1983.2.1
Description
Unquilted counterpane or bedcover pieced from 16 squares of white cotton. The seams between each square are decorated with herringbone-stitch embroidery, and three edges are trimmed with crocheted lace. Each block is embroidered with a red work design, stitched as an outline of the design in a single color: gold, red, green, blue, black, orange, purple, or variegated rainbow thread. The designs include thistles, maple leaves, poppies, dogwood, gothic lettering, birds on palm branches, a couple beneath an umbrella talking to a chipmunk, and Asiatic scene in a tent, children behind a wall, a birdbath, a small boy bringing flowers to a bird, and a woman and owl sitting on the moon. The scenes are illustrations from Kate Greenaway books.
Context
Made by Mary Hawes Northrup of Addison County, Vermont
Acquisition
1983.2
Made/Created
Artist
Northrup, Mary Hawes (1814-1897)
1896
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Silk, Floss, Embroidery
Relationships
Place
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Coverlet
Name/Title
Coverlet
Entry/Object ID
1922.1.14
Description
Overshot, or floatwork, cotton and wool coverlet woven in a windowpane plaid pattern. The coverlet is woven from olive green and natural brown 2-ply wool and cotton, with the wool used for the floats and the cotton for the tabby. The coverlet is constructed of two panels, sewn together up the center along the selvedge. Three sides are decorated with a leno fringe that includes a narrow strip of overshot detached from the main body.
Context
Made and used in Chelsea, Vermont
Acquisition
1922.1
Made/Created
Artist
Blake, Roxanna
Attribution
Attributed to
1820-1850
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Overshot
Average Warp Count
Warp Materials
Cotton
Wool
Weft Count
Weft Materials
Cotton
Wool
Materials
Wool, Cotton
Relationships
Place
Town
Chelsea
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Coverlet
Name/Title
Coverlet
Entry/Object ID
1985.5.1
Description
Blue-and-white woven coverlet that features the White Mountain pattern. The coverlet is overshot woven and has a double leno-woven fringe on three of its sides. The blue color in the pattern is made of wool, which is used as the weft, while the white is made of cotton, which is used as the warp. Both the blue and white threads are 2-ply. The coverlet is made from two widths of fabric that have been joined together at the center.
Acquisition
1985.5
Made/Created
19th Century
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Overshot
Average Warp Count
Warp Colors
White
Warp Materials
Weft Count
Weft Colors
Blue
Weft Materials
Materials
Cotton, Wool
Coverlet
Name/Title
Coverlet
Entry/Object ID
1986.20.1
Description
White overshot coverlet with applied fringe on three side. The coverlet consists of two woven panels seamed together down the center, with the weaving patterns not matched. The fringe was likely added at a later date.
Context
Owned by Susan Little Church Cleveland.
Acquisition
1986.20
Made/Created
circa 1810
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Cleveland, Susan Little Church (1796-1823)
Coverlet
Name/Title
Coverlet
Entry/Object ID
1950.22.1
Description
Single panel of a brown and blue summer-and-winter coverlet. The two short edges are hemmed, and there are several weaving errors throughout.
Context
Said to have been made by Mary Stevens Powers, who processed the fibers, dyed the yarns, and wove the the material.
Acquisition
1950.22
Made/Created
Artist
Powers, Mary Stevens (1802-1892)
circa 1840
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Summer and Winter
Average Warp Count
Warp Materials
Weft Materials
Wool
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Person or Organization
Powers, Mary Stevens (1802-1892)
Coverlet
Name/Title
Coverlet
Entry/Object ID
1952.6
Description
Blue-and-white overshot wool and cotton coverlet in a Chariot Wheel pattern. The coverlet is formed from three panels, seamed together with the pattern matched. All four edges are hemmed.
Context
Made by Phoebe Brock Wesson of Danville, Vermont
Acquisition
1952.6
Made/Created
Artist
Wesson, Phoebe Brock
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Overshot
Average Warp Count
Warp Colors
White
Blue
Warp Materials
Cotton
Weft Count
Weft Colors
White
Blue
Weft Materials
Cotton
Materials
Wool, Cotton
Coverlet
Interpretative Labels
Emily Andrus lived in Pawlet, Vermont and owned this jaquard woven coverlet. It isn't clear though if she made the coverlet or if it was a gift.
Name/Title
Coverlet
Entry/Object ID
1981.38
Description
Jacquard woven double-cloth coverlet in blue and white. The center field is woven in a pattern of different styles of rosettes. The border is woven with a repeating pattern of scrollwork around an urn. The bottom two corners are woven with a rampant eagle holding a ribbon with the words "E. PLURIBUS UNUM" and the inscription "EMMILY E. ANDRUS / 1850" underneath.
Context
Owned by Emily Chapin Andrus of Pawlet, Vermont.
Acquisition
1981.38
Made/Created
Artist
Tyler, Harry
1850
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Double Cloth
Materials
Wool, Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Andrus, Emily Chapin (1787-1852)
Place
City
Pawlet
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Coverlet
Name/Title
Coverlet
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.568
Description
Narrow strip removed from a woven coverlet. The strip consists of two panels sewn together down the center. It is woven in the Wig Rose pattern.
Context
Made by Frances Harron Samson
Acquisition
2014.60
Made/Created
Artist
Samson, Frances Harran
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Coverlet
Name/Title
Coverlet
Entry/Object ID
1955.15
Description
Polly's Delight pattern overshot coverlet. The coverlet is woven of blue wool and white cotton with long, white double-row leno fringe on three sides. It consists of two panels seamed together up the center. The corners of the coverlet are rounded with a tuck.
Context
Made by Bathsheba H. Phillips Crane of Newfane, Vermont. The draft for the pattern as well as other charts made by Crane are held in the Vermont Historical Society's library.
Acquisition
1955.15
Made/Created
Artist
Crane, Bathsheba Howard Phillips (1811-1895)
circa 1825
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Overshot
Average Warp Count
Warp Colors
Blue
White
Warp Materials
Wool
Weft Count
Weft Colors
Blue
White
Weft Materials
Wool
Materials
Wool, Cotton
Web Links and URLs
Coverlet
Name/Title
Coverlet
Entry/Object ID
1959.37.20
Description
Blue and white handwoven overshot coverlet with fringe. It is made from 2 panels.
Acquisition
1959.37
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Overshot
Materials
Cotton, Wool
Coverlet
Name/Title
Coverlet
Entry/Object ID
1959.37.23
Description
Half of a wool coverlet woven in the Governor's Garden pattern. It has been overdyed green. It has fringe on 2 sides.
Acquisition
1959.37
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Overshot
Materials
Wool
Coverlet
Name/Title
Coverlet
Entry/Object ID
1959.37.24
Description
Half of a blue-and-white summer/winter coverlet made from cotton and wool.
Acquisition
1959.37
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Summer and Winter
Average Warp Count
Warp Materials
Weft Count
Weft Materials
Materials
Cotton, Wool
Coverlet
Name/Title
Coverlet
Entry/Object ID
1959.37.25
Description
One panel of a brown-on-brown woven coverlet in the Governor's Garden pattern. There is 4-in knotted fringe on 2 sides.
Acquisition
1959.37
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Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Overshot
Average Warp Count
Warp Materials
Weft Count
Weft Materials
Materials
Wool
Coverlet
Name/Title
Coverlet
Entry/Object ID
1959.37.28
Description
Red and white figured coverlet. The coverlet features a center medallion with a pointed star or flower surrounded by a laurel wreath and borders of flowers and oak leaves. Surrounded the center is a border design of tiles with folk-style eagles in each corner. The outer border consists of large leaves and flowers. There is red fring on three sides, and the bottom corners are rounded.
Acquisition
1959.37
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Overshot
Average Warp Count
Warp Colors
White
Warp Materials
Weft Count
Weft Colors
Red
White
Weft Materials
Cotton
Materials
Wool, Cotton
Coverlet
Name/Title
Coverlet
Entry/Object ID
1959.37.54
Description
Black-and-white overshot coverlet made from 2 panels. There is fringe on 3 sides.
Acquisition
1959.37
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Overshot
Average Warp Count
Warp Materials
Weft Count
Weft Materials
Materials
Wool
Coverlet
Name/Title
Coverlet
Entry/Object ID
1973.32.2
Description
Red, white, and blue overshot coverlet with a repeating geometric pattern. It is made of 2 panels, that are seamed down the center and not pattern matched. The colored stripes to not align with the woven pattern.
Context
Made by Julia Ann Sheldon Baker of Wallingford, Vermont
Acquisition
1973.32
Made/Created
Artist
Baker, Julia Ann Sheldon (1839-1905)
1860-1870
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Overshot
Average Warp Count
Warp Colors
White
Warp Materials
Weft Count
Weft Colors
Red
White
Blue
Weft Materials
Materials
Wool, Cotton
Relationships
Place
Town
Danby
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Coverlet
Name/Title
Coverlet
Entry/Object ID
1968.60.3
Description
Panel of a blue-and-white overshot coverlet in the orange peel pattern.
Context
Made by the family of Colonel Jacob Rolfe in Colchester, Vermont
Acquisition
1968.60
Made/Created
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Overshot
Average Warp Count
Warp Materials
Weft Count
Weft Materials
Materials
Wool, Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Rolfe, Jacob (1790-1864)
Coverlet
Name/Title
Coverlet
Entry/Object ID
1983.6.1
Description
Panel of a blue-and-white summer and winter woven coverlet. The coverlet is woven of blue dyed wool and white cotton. The piece is two widths of woven fabric, seamed down the center, with wide hems on all sides, indicating that it was reworked after its original use.
Context
Owned by Adah Shepardson Walker in Clarendon, Vermont
Acquisition
1983.6
Made/Created
circa 1850
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Summer and Winter
Materials
Wool, Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Walker, Adah Shephardson (1808-1901)
Place
Town
Clarendon
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Cozy
Name/Title
Cozy
Entry/Object ID
2007.18.126
Description
Semi-circular white cotton tea cozy with a ruffle around the round edge. It is embroidered with white thread in a floral design with a central basket using mostly bullion stitches.
Use
To cover a pot of tea to keep it warm longer.
Context
Possibly used in Burlington, Vermont.
Acquisition
2007.18
Made/Created
circa 1810
Lexicon
Dimensions
Other
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Cup Mat
Name/Title
Cup Mat
Entry/Object ID
2011.34.4
Description
This is a rectangular cup mat made of linen. At the center of the doily, there is a motif of a dog holding a tray with two glasses. Towards the left corner of the doily, there is a bucket holding a bottle. In the upper right corner, there is a bright orange and yellow flower with green stems and leaves, which extends and forms a border on three sides. The dog and the bucket are depicted in black, orange, and yellow colors. The edges of the mat are finished with a red overcast stitch.
Acquisition
2011.34
Made/Created
1930
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Person or Organization
Carlisle, Lilian Baker (1912-2006)
Cup Mats
Name/Title
Cup Mats
Entry/Object ID
2011.34.2a-d
Description
Set of 4 cup mats. Each circular mat is double layered, with a slit across the top layer allowing to be put over the base of a stem glass. Each is cross stitched with a chicken and finished in red blanket stitches.
Acquisition
2011.34
Made/Created
1925-1935
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall (each)
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Person or Organization
Carlisle, Lilian Baker (1912-2006)
Curtain
Name/Title
Curtain
Entry/Object ID
1976.43.144
Description
Narrow, white linen curtain printed in blue with a sides of vines and butterflies. The long edges are selvedges. There is a 1-inch hem on one end, and a 2-inch pocket on the other.
Acquisition
1976.43
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Decorative Needlework
Name/Title
Decorative Needlework
Entry/Object ID
1976.43.213
Description
Framed embroidered picture consisting of the phrase "GOD Bless our Home" in gothic script. The phrase is embroidered in stripes of red, pink, and green. At the center bottom is a brown cabin set on a blue ground with a green tree in the back. The needlework is done on paper canvas.
Acquisition
1976.43
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool, Paper, Cardboard, Wood, Glass
Decorative Needlework
Name/Title
Decorative Needlework
Entry/Object ID
1976.43.266
Description
Framed embroidered picture consisting of the phrase "The Lord is my Shepherd" in gothic script stitched onto a canvas of perforated paper. It is stitched with variegated wool yarn in shades of green and yellow.
Acquisition
1976.43
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wood, Paper, Wool, Glass, Cardboard
Decorative Needlework
Name/Title
Decorative Needlework
Entry/Object ID
1976.43.214
Description
Framed embroidered picture consisting of the phrase "After Clouds Sunshine" embroidered on perforated paper. The words are stitched with pink-to-white variegated yarn. The perforated paper canvas printed in grey with white ferns and a dove.
Acquisition
1976.43
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool, Paper, Wood, Glass, Cardboard
Decorative Needlework
Name/Title
Decorative Needlework
Entry/Object ID
1976.12
Description
Framed embroidered picture consisting of the word "CHARITY" in gothic script surround by the phrases "ENVIETH NOT," "THINKETH NO EVIL," "HOPETH ALL THINGS," "ENDURETH ALL THINGS," "NEVER FAILETH," "SUFFERETH LONG," and "ENVIETH NOT," each separated into its own banner. The words are stitched with variegated wool yarn in shades of pink and white. They are intersperced with leaves stitched in variegated wool yarn in shades of green and yellow. The ground is pierced paper.
Acquisition
1976.12
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool, Paper, Cardboard, Wood, Glass
Deposit Bag
Name/Title
Deposit Bag
Entry/Object ID
2020.6.2
Description
Blue deposit bag with heavy, metal zipper along the top. The front is screen printed with an image of the bank's storefront in white and the inscriptions "The/MERCHANTS NATIONAL BANK/Burlington - Essex Jct., Vermont" in yellow and "MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION" in white.
Use
Used to carry money to the bank for deposits
Context
Used for deposits at The Merchants National Bank in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
2020.6
Lexicon
Materials
Cotton, Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merchants National Bank
,
Deposit Bag
Name/Title
Deposit Bag
Entry/Object ID
2020.6.3
Description
Blue canvas bag with heavy metal zipper closure secured by large metal lock. The lock is covered on the sides in leather. The face of the bag is embroidered with red thread with the words, "The Howard Bank", in cursive chain stitches, and "M2813" in chain and satin stitches.
Use
Used to carry money to the bank for deposits
Context
Used for deposits at The Howard Bank in Burlington, VT.
Acquisition
2020.6
Lexicon
Materials
Cotton, Metal, Leather
Relationships
Person or Organization
The Howard Bank
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Doily
Name/Title
Doily
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.13
Description
Square, white knitted doily. It is knitted in a pattern that alternates between openwork diamonds and slightly raised four-petaled leaves.
Context
Owned by a member of the Goodall family in Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
2003.16
Made/Created
1930
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Doily
Name/Title
Doily
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.14
Description
Square, white knitted doily. It is knitted in a pattern that alternates between ribbed diamonds and slightly raised four-petaled leaves. The edges are trimmed with machine-made lace.
Context
Owned by a member of the Goodall family in Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
2003.16
Made/Created
1930-1950
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen, Cotton
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Doily
Name/Title
Doily
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.17
Description
The doily is round and crocheted with white thread. It features a six-petal design in the center surrounded by rounds of double crochet. The outer border of the doily is made in a pineapple design connected by loops of chain stitches.
Context
Owned by a member of the Goodall family in Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
2003.16
Made/Created
1930-1950
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Doily
Name/Title
Doily
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.18
Description
Round doily consisting of a plain-woven linen center edged in crocheted lace. The lace is crocketed in a scalloped fan pattern.
Context
Owned by a member of the Goodall family in Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
2003.16
Made/Created
1930-1950
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Linen
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Doily
Name/Title
Doily
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.42
Description
Square crocheted doily consisting of 6 round medallions connected with stars.
Context
Owned by a member of the Goodall family in Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
2003.16
Made/Created
1930-1950
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Doily
Name/Title
Doily
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.43
Description
Round, plain-woven linen doily with a narrow, crocheted border.
Context
Owned by a member of the Goodall family in Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
2003.16
Made/Created
1930-1950
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Doily
Name/Title
Doily
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.44
Description
Round, plain-woven linen doily with a narrow, crocheted border.
Context
Owned by a member of the Goodall family in Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
2003.16
Made/Created
1930-1950
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Doily
Name/Title
Doily
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.45
Description
Round, plain-woven linen doily with a narrow, crocheted border.
Context
Owned by a member of the Goodall family in Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
2003.16
Made/Created
1930-1950
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Doily
Name/Title
Doily
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.46
Description
Round, plain-woven linen doily with a tatted border.
Context
Owned by a member of the Goodall family in Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
2003.16
Made/Created
1930-1950
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Doily
Name/Title
Doily
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.47
Description
Round crocheted doily. The doily has a flower in the center and is otherwise made up of concentric loops of chain stitches.
Context
Owned by a member of the Goodall family in Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
2003.16
Made/Created
1930-1950
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Doily
Name/Title
Doily
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.49
Description
Round doily with a square, plain-woven cotton center. The edges are crocheted in semi-circular wedges, each with a design of roses.
Context
Owned by a member of the Goodall family in Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
2003.16
Made/Created
1930-1950
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Doily
Name/Title
Doily
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.831
Description
Square knitted doily with a design of a central snowflake surrounded by three borders. There is long fringe on each side.
Acquisition
2014.60
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Doily
Name/Title
Doily
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.858
Description
Round crocheted doily with a simple pattern of concentric circles.
Acquisition
2014.60
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Doily
Name/Title
Doily
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.869
Description
Round crocheted doily. The doily has a netted appearance made with circular rows of chainstitch.
Acquisition
2014.60
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Doily
Name/Title
Doily
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.870
Description
Round crocheted doily with a central star or flower and surrounding palm leaves.
Acquisition
2014.60
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
String, Lace
Doily
Name/Title
Doily
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.872
Description
Diamond-shaped crocheted doily with a patter of palm leaves radiating from the center.
Acquisition
2014.60
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Doily
Name/Title
Doily
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.922
Description
Machine-made round lace doily.
Acquisition
2014.60
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Doily
Name/Title
Doily
Entry/Object ID
2004.38.4
Description
Handwoven linen napkin with fringe and drawn work border.
Context
Made by Martha Wheelock or Mary Wheelock Galusha of Shaftsbury, Vermont
Acquisition
2004.38
Made/Created
Wheelock, Martha (1792-1849), Galusha, Mary Wheelock (1830-1918)
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Doily
Name/Title
Doily
Entry/Object ID
2004.38.5
Description
Handwoven linen napkin with fringe and drawn work border.
Context
Made by Martha Wheelock or Mary Wheelock Galusha of Shaftsbury, Vermont
Acquisition
2004.38
Made/Created
Wheelock, Martha (1792-1849), Galusha, Mary Wheelock (1830-1918)
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Doily
Interpretative Labels
Doily, 1964.63.120 Linen France Gift of the State of Vermont, 1964 In 1949, the French people shipped 49 boxcars filled with tokens of gratitude for the trainloads of food, clothing, and medicine that the United States had sent in 1947 to assist France's recovery following World War II. The "Merci Train," a response to the "American Friendship Train," arrived in February. There was an antique boxcar full of gifts and messages for each of the 48 states, plus one for Hawaii and the District of Columbia to share. Vermont's boxcar arrived in the state aboard a flatbed car on February 9. It made short stops in Brattleboro, Bellows Falls, and White River Junction on its way to Montpelier. The official welcoming ceremony took place on February 10, and included Governor Ernest W. Gibson Jr. and Count Max de Montalembert, the French vice-consul in Boston. Bermont's boxcar contained hundreds of items--dolls, toys, paintings, crafts, pencil boxes, embroidered collars, wooden puppets, ornamental fans, paintings, vases, trinkets, books, cards, and letters. Some of the artwork was given to the Fleming Museum at the University of Vermont in Burlington, some French books to Middlebury College, and individual items were sent via legislators to towns and libraries throughout the state. The remainder--nearly 200 items--has been in the custody of and stored at the Vermont Historical Society. Pieces from the collection have been displayed twice since they arrived in that boxcar 70 years ago--in the 1950s and in 1988.
Name/Title
Doily
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.120
Description
Crocheted linen doily. The doily features several flat and dimensional petaled-flowers and is bordered with repeating fleurs-de-lis.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Made/Created
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Doily
Name/Title
Doily
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.121
Description
Crocheted linen doily. The doily features several flat and dimensional petaled-flowers.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Lace
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Doily
Name/Title
Doily
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.122
Description
Woven linen doily. A small note accompanying the doily reads, "Gift of M'elle. Staudard."
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Lace
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Doily
Name/Title
Doily
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.123
Description
Knitted linen doily in a spiral flower design.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Lace
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Doily
Name/Title
Doily
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.871
Description
Cotton doily consisting of a woven fabric center with a wide crocheted border. The border is lobed, creating a star of flower shape.
Acquisition
2014.60
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Doily
Name/Title
Doily
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.184
Description
Framed, white lace American flag on a yellow cardboard mat in a dark, wooden frame with a crest in red and blue at the center top of the frame. The words "Broderie de Touraine" are printed on the yellow mat at the bottom.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Lace, Cardboard, Wood
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Doily
Name/Title
Doily
Entry/Object ID
2007.18.169
Description
Square with drawnwork lace in the center. The lace is in a checkerboard pattern, alternating between solid squares and a spiderweb design. The 4 sides are edged with fringe.
Context
Made in Bellows Falls, Vermont.
Acquisition
2007.18
Made/Created
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Person or Organization
Howe, Francies Coolidge (1904-1993)
Place
Village
Bellows Falls
Town
Rockingham
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Doily
Name/Title
Doily
Entry/Object ID
2007.18.225
Description
Rectangular fillet lace doily with a pattern of 2 cats.
Context
Made by Ruth Ford Catlin of Burlington, Vermont.
Acquisition
2007.18
Made/Created
Artist
Catlin, Ruth Ford
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Doily
Name/Title
Doily
Entry/Object ID
2007.18.491
Description
Square crocheted doily that spells the word "MILK" in the center. The back is lined with black fabric. The edges are strung with large blue beads.
Use
Draped over the top of a milk pitcher, the bead would weigh down the edges, keeping flies out of the bottle.
Context
Collected by Lilian Baker Carlisle in Swanton, Vermont.
Acquisition
2007.18
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Plastic
Relationships
Person or Organization
Carlisle, Lilian Baker (1912-2006)
Place
Town
Swanton
County
Franklin County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Doll Quilt
Name/Title
Doll Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1972.28.14
Description
Small patchwork quilt sized for a doll. The quilt is pieced from rectangles of fabric, alternating between a green floral-patterned calico and various other printed cottons. It is backed in undyed cotton and bound with floral-printed cotton. It is hand-quilted in a diamond-pattern with brown thread.
Context
Purportedly made by Elbert Maxham of Middlesex, Vermont, before the age of 6
Acquisition
1972.28
Made/Created
Artist
Maxham, Elbert (1872-1944)
circa 1880
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Materials
Cotton
Doormat
Name/Title
Doormat
Entry/Object ID
2017.24.1
Description
Doormat made of varigated baling twine in shades of golden tan and green. The twine was braided and then woven into the mat.
Context
Made by Imelda Lepine in Morristown, VT
Acquisition
2017.24
Made/Created
Artist
Lepine, Imelda R. (1899-1994)
1939-1994
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Jute
Doormat
Name/Title
Doormat
Entry/Object ID
2017.24.2
Description
Doormat made of green baling twine and tan baling twine. The twine was first braided and then woven.
Context
Made by Imelda Lepine in Morristown, Vermont
Acquisition
2017.24
Made/Created
Artist
Lepine, Imelda R. (1899-1994)
1939-1994
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Jute
Dressing Table Cover
Name/Title
Dressing Table Cover
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.928
Description
Square cotton dressing table cover embroidered in redwork with a design of a sprig of waterlilies and the words, "Sweet Lilies close their leaves At Night".
Context
Likely owned by Martha Peck Bates of Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2014.60
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Bates, Martha Fuller Peck (1846-1924)
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Fair Linen Cloth
Name/Title
Fair Linen Cloth
Entry/Object ID
1989.2.1
Description
This table runner is made of linen and features a weaving pattern of Ms and Os, which were created using handspun linen singles. The hems of the table runner are finished with a machine woven binding. The weaving density of the table runner is 40 ends per inch (epi) and 42 picks per inch (ppi).
Context
Used on a communion table in Waitsfield, Vermont
Acquisition
1989.2
Made/Created
Artist
Smith, Ruth Barnard (1791-1868)
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Place
Town
Waitsfield
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.71
Description
White satin fan with painted flowers on one side, shimmering pink and cream shell underneath. Fan gatheres at a gold-colored ring and has a large white and gold tassle that is tangled. Came in a white puffy satin-topped cardboard box with braid ric-rack loose on one corner.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Silk, Shell, Metal, Cardboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Fan
Name/Title
Fan
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.128
Description
Black and olive green fan with sparkly gold and green sequins. Scene in the middle of the fan is of a lady and a gentleman. Brown plastic at the bottom of the fan.
Together with a worn, offwhite case for the fan.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Materials
Paper, Leather, Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
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Flag
Name/Title
Flag
Entry/Object ID
1930.9
Description
Blue flag hand painted in the center with a pictorial interpretation of the Vermont state seal. The image consists of a cow standing in a field near a lone tree (traditionally an evergreen but in this case more visually similar to a maple) and several sheaves of wheat. Red-and-green trees are in the background as well as rocky-looking mountains. The words, "FREEDOM AND UNITY" run across the top of the image.
Context
This design was used for the Vermont State flag from 1837 until 1923.
Acquisition
1930.9
Made/Created
1923
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Materials
Wool
Relationships
Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Flag
Name/Title
Flag
Entry/Object ID
1938.7
Description
Blue silk flag painted with a ring of 25 5-pointed stars around a central white medallion. The medallion is printed with a design of a bald eagle with an American shield on its chest, holding a ribbon that reads, "E PLURIBUS UNUM". Beneath the eagle are the words, "VERMONT. REGT. NO. 13".
Context
The flag of the 13th Vermont Regiment, carried by Washington Fiske during the Mexican-American War.
Acquisition
1938.7
Made/Created
B. W. Thayer
1845
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Fiske, Washington (1804-1897), 13th Vermont Infantry
Event
Mexican-American War
Flag
Name/Title
Flag
Entry/Object ID
5.49
Description
Navy blue silk flag with hand-painted seal of the State of Vermont in the center. The seal is bordered in gold scroll decoration within a laurel-type wreath of two pine branches. The inscription "Freedom Vermont and Unity" is painted beneath the seal on a pink ribbon. The crest is a deer or elk head emerging from a blue and gold twist. The seal itself shows a country scene of a large evergreen tree in a field or pasture, with a cow, a pond, and sheaves of wheat in front of a mountain range. The flag is bordered on three sides by gold fringe.
Context
Said to be the artist's model for the first Vermont state flag.
Acquisition
5.49
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Materials
Silk
Relationships
Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Flag
Name/Title
Flag
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.2e
Description
Small Canadian "Red Ensign" flag printed on cotton. The flag is glued to a small wooden dowel.
Acquisition
1960.81
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Materials
Cotton, Wood
Relationships
Place
Country
Canada
Continent
Flag
Name/Title
Flag
Entry/Object ID
1994.53.1
Description
Rectangular flag consisting of a blue ground with 48 white, five-pointed stars. One edge is bound in white cotton with metal grommets in the corners. One of the corner stars is replaced, with three lines of topstitching holding the patch in place. A stamp on the edge binding reads, "VALLEY FORGE BUNTING FLAG" and "DETTRAS FLAG PRODUCTS".
Acquisition
1994.53
Made/Created
Dettra Flag Company, Inc.
1912-1959
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Dimensions
Materials
Cotton, Brass
Relationships
Person or Organization
Hall, Edwin C. (1845-1913)
Flag
Name/Title
Flag
Entry/Object ID
2021.8.1
Description
Rectangular nylon flag with white text on a black ground. The text reads "BLACK LIVES MATTER" with the center word in black on a white rectangle. The left edge of the flag is banded with white nylon with a metal grommet on the bottom left corner and a torn hole on the top left corner. (Per donor: the grommet was ripped out when lower the flag from the pole.)
Context
Flown on the Barre City flagpole in December, 2020
Acquisition
2021.8
Made/Created
2020
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Woven Textile Details
Plain Weave
Warp Materials
Nylon
Weft Materials
Nylon
Materials
Nylon, Metal
Relationships
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Flag
Name/Title
Flag
Entry/Object ID
2020.16.1a
Description
Vermont state flag contained in its original box with two archival objects: an autographed postcard showing a man (Dave Watson) holding the flag and a side banner indicating that it was on Mt. Everest; and a paper indicating how to care for the flag.
Context
Carried by Dave Watson to the top of Mt. Everest in 2006.
Acquisition
2020.16
Made/Created
circa 2006
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Materials
Polyester, Cardboard
Gun Cover
Name/Title
Gun Cover
Entry/Object ID
1971.5.1
Description
Long, narrow, khaki-colored cotton canvas gun cover. There is an opening on one end that is bound in black cotton and secures with metal snaps. There is a hand-inked label that reads, "Eagle Pass, Texas / H.D. NEWTON / July 9, 1916 / Company K, 1st Inf V.N.G." along with an icon consisting of 2 guns crossed over a laurel wreath with the words, "Expert Rifleman - 200 yard range".
Context
Used by Harold Dennis Newton of Hartland, Vermont, during World War I.
Acquisition
1971.5
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Materials
Cotton, Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Newton, Harold Dennis (1895-1986)
Place
Town
Hartland
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
World War I
Handkerchief
Name/Title
Handkerchief
Entry/Object ID
1976.19.5
Description
Handkerchief featuring a half-inch decorative border of red-and-white stripes. In the corners are blue squares with 25 stars each. Positioned at the center of the kerchief is a bust portrait of Admiral George Dewey, encircled by a wreath and flanked by draped flags below. Above this central image, there is an illustration of an eagle holding a banner that reads, "OUR GEORGE / HE'S ALL RIGHT." Below the portrait is the inscription, "Rear Admiral George Dewey, U.S.N / The Hero of the Manila Fight."
Acquisition
1976.19
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Spanish-American War, Dewey Day
Handkerchief
Name/Title
Handkerchief
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.1208
Description
Plain-woven linen handkerchief woven in a white, yellow, and blue plaid design. Two edges are selvedges and the other two are hand hemmed.
Acquisition
1958.1
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Woven Textile Details
Plain Weave
Average Warp Count
Warp Materials
Weft Count
Weft Materials
Materials
Linen
Handkerchief
Name/Title
Handkerchief
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.105
Description
A handkerchief of off-white linen with embroidered flower design in off-white. The initials R and M are embroidered in one corner.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Handkerchief
Name/Title
Handkerchief
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.106
Description
A silk scarf with a red edge, and two men's portraits in the top half with a ship and crown insignia. The words "Republique Francaise" is in the middle. Also on the scarf are declarations of senators and deputies. The scarf says it is a souvenir of the election of 1877.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Handkerchief
Name/Title
Handkerchief
Entry/Object ID
1957.25.53
Description
Blue-and-white plaid linen handkerchief. It is plain-woven and hemmed on two sides.
Acquisition
1957.25
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Dimensions
Woven Textile Details
Plain Weave
Materials
Linen
Handkerchief
Name/Title
Handkerchief
Entry/Object ID
1957.25.54
Description
Blue and white plaid square handkerchief. It is plain woven and hemmed on two sides.
Acquisition
1957.25
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Dimensions
Woven Textile Details
Plain Weave
Materials
Linen
Handkerchief
Interpretative Labels
Handkerchief, 1886 Possibly Mary Conner Whitney Putnamville, VT Cotton, ink This white handkerchief with faint purple scrawl from 1886 is an example of Vermonters' early attempts to connect with the deceased. In 1886, a seance was held in Putnamville, Vermont, not far from Barre. During the seance, a spirit writer allegedly penned the following note on the handkerchief: "Dear Mother, I am here..." The writer also attempted to sign the note as evidenced from the faint last indiscernible line. The handkerchief's owner was seance participant Mary Jane Wright, whose husband Medad had established the nearby settlement of Wrightsville. Mrs. Wright's daughter, Jennie, later claimed that the note had been written "without visible hands." The medium holding the seance was identified as "Mrs. Whitney." This may have been Mary Conner Whitney, whose daughter, Anna, had married Jacob Putnam, one of the members of the founding family of Putnamville. Had Mrs. Whitney in fact made contact with spirits? We do know that Mrs. Wright's eldest son, Prentiss, had died sometime after 1880. He was a bachelor who lived with his parents his entire life, working in the Putnams' lumber mills. Look closely at the rather illegible signature on the handkerchief - could it be the first few letters of the name "Prentiss?" Only the spirits know for sure.
Name/Title
Handkerchief
Entry/Object ID
1967.62.4
Description
White handkerchief with handwriting in purple ink saying, "Dear Mother I am here P[illeg]". The handkerchief has a wide border stitched with hem stitches and is creased into folds.
Context
Written during a seance by Spiritualist medium "Mrs. Whitney", supposedly without touching it in Putnamville, VT
Acquisition
1967.62
Made/Created
Artist
Whitney, Mary Connor
1886
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Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Wright, Mary Jane
Handkerchief
Name/Title
Handkerchief
Entry/Object ID
1994.46
Description
White cotton handkerchief embroidered with a map of Vermont. Several cities and towns are marked with red dots and labeled in black thread. The outline of the state is in blue. There are a few blue mountains with white snow through the center of the map. Near the top, there is a man chiseling, near the middle there is a man skiing, and at the bottom right are 2 red clover blossoms and the word "Vermont" in yellow. The edges of the handkerchief are scalloped and finished with blue thread.
Acquisition
1994.46
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Handkerchief Case
Name/Title
Handkerchief Case
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.59
Description
Pink, satin-covered, rectangular box with three puffy sections on the lid edged with tiny gold cord. Two sections are painted with flowers and the middle has a cherbourg crest. The inside is also padded and the top edge has white lace trim. A card with the box reads, "With compliments from Rene Dubreail, director du college moderne technique, who would be glad to start a correspondence intercourse between his pupils and yours."
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Silk, Lace, Cardboard
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Handkerchief Case
Name/Title
Handkerchief Case
Entry/Object ID
1982.4.5
Description
This handkerchief box has a red silk exterior and is lined with white satin. On one side of the box, there are white grosgrain ribbons arranged in a crossing pattern, while on the other side, two pieces of ribbon run parallel to each other. It's worth noting that these ribbon arrangements are designed to be reversible, allowing you to flip them to the opposite side for a different look.

In terms of decoration, the outside front cover of the box is adorned with four leather circles, two of which overlap. These circles feature hand-painted depictions of children. Additionally, the phrase "Merry Xmas" is written on the cover. There are blue-painted flowers on the inside, and on the back, there are three small drawn flowers.
Context
Made by Cornelia Allen for Mary H. Northrup of Shoreham, Vermont.
Acquisition
1982.4
Made/Created
Artist
Allen, Cornelia
1882
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Materials
Silk
Relationships
Person or Organization
Northrup, Mary Hawes (1814-1897)
Place
Town
Shoreham
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Handkerchiefs
Name/Title
Handkerchiefs
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.51
Description
White, blue and peach-colored handkerchiefs edged in blue and red with painted or embroidered pictures, attached to cards by ribbons that run diagonally across the corners. The cards are pink, white, blue or green and say thank you from Manche en Normandie, France, Communaute des Soeurs de la Charite de Jesus et Marie. Some cards also say, "Thank you very much American friends."
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Cloth, Cardboard, Ribbon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Hatbox Cover
Name/Title
Hatbox Cover
Entry/Object ID
1993.14.4
Description
Printed cotton hatbox cover. It has drawstrings at both ends. It is printed with a checked design with one of the stripes having floral patterning, and the other stripes consisting of different weights of smaller stripes.
Context
Owned by a member of the Blair family of Barnet, Vermont.
Acquisition
1993.14
Made/Created
1850-1860
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Place
Town
Barnet
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Hot Pad
Name/Title
Hot Pad
Entry/Object ID
1976.43.44a-b
Description
Linen hot mat cover with floral embroidery and a scalloped edge border. Covers a felt-covered asbestos inner heat mat.
Context
Likely owned by a member of the Kent family in Calais, Vermont.
Acquisition
1976.43
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Dimensions
Materials
Linen, Wool, Asbestos
Relationships
Place
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Lace
Name/Title
Lace
Entry/Object ID
1940.17.5a-f
Description
Six small lace samples. Two are floral medallions. Two are flora cuffs. Two are eyelet cuffs.
Context
Made by Mary Tillison Bullard in Swanton, Vermont.
Acquisition
1940.17
Made/Created
Artist
Tillison, Mary L. (1835-1917)
1857
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Materials
Lace
Lace Fragment
Name/Title
Lace Fragment
Entry/Object ID
1959.46.3a-b
Description
Two lengths of black lace edging. One is bobbin lace in a teardrop pattern with a scalloped edge. The other is machine-made netting with a feather and diamond pattern. The feathers extend from the netting to create a scalloped edge.
Context
Possibly owned by Minerva Lydia Barnes Wilson (b. 1829)
Acquisition
1959.46
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Lace Fragment
Name/Title
Lace Fragment
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.118
Description
A length of lace with one scalloped edge. One section of the scalloped edge is ripped. Ends are cut, but not finished.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Lace
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Lace Fragment
Name/Title
Lace Fragment
Entry/Object ID
1952.21.2a
Description
Lace bodice insertion. The main design is with a triangular border and consists of floral elements cut from other lace and appliqued onto netting. The top is decorated with different floral lace with a scalloped edge.
Context
Owned by a member of the Wait family.
Acquisition
1952.21
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Lacemaker's Cushion
Name/Title
Lacemaker's Cushion
Entry/Object ID
1951.1a-u
Description
Spherical, tightly padded lacemaking pillow. The pillow is covered with stripes of printed cotton. The cotton has a brown ground with floral pattern printed onto it, the colors of which have not faded almost completely. There are two pouches attached to the pillow: one is blue-and-white ticking and the other is blue-and-white printed cotton. There is a strip of paper attached to the pillow that is perforated throughout its length with evenly spaced pinholes. At the upper end of the paper, several pins are inserted through the paper into the pillow, and threads are woven around the pins to create a small length of lace. The unwoven ends of the lace are wound wooden lace bobbins that are held in the printed cotton pouch.
Context
Used by Sarah Sterling Rice in Reading, Vermont
Acquisition
1951.1
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Materials
Cotton, Wool, Paper, Metal, Wood
Relationships
Person or Organization
Rice, Sarah Sterling (1766-1864)
Place
Town
Reading
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Lap Robe
Name/Title
Lap Robe
Entry/Object ID
2016.43.2
Description
Chenille lap robe, or throw blanket. The blanket is woven in horizontal stripes of red, green, and grey. The long edges are selvedges, and the short edges and hemmed.
Context
Made by Annie Williams at Fletcher Farm Craft School in Ludlow, Vermont, 1957.
Acquisition
2016.43
Made/Created
Artist
Williams, Annie
1957
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Wool
Relationships
Person or Organization
Fletcher Farm School
Law Enforcement Patch
Name/Title
Law Enforcement Patch
Entry/Object ID
2020.25.1
Description
Round embroidered patch showing the state of Vermont with the lower half of the state covered with a Confederate battle flag. The center of the image is covered with a banner that reads, "SINCE 1988". The patch has a yellow border with the green inscription, "SOUTHERN VERMONT DRUG TASK FORCE".
Context
Given to members of the Southern Vermont Drug Task Force, formed in 1987.
Acquisition
2020.25
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Vermont State Police
Web Links and URLs
Linen
Name/Title
Linen
Entry/Object ID
1995.46.8
Description
Twist of white linen fibers.
Context
Owned by a member of the Gilfillan family of Barnet, Vermont
Acquisition
1995.46
Made/Created
19th Century
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Materials
Linen
Relationships
Place
Town
Barnet
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Linen
Name/Title
Linen
Entry/Object ID
1995.46.9
Description
Twist of undyed linen fibers.
Context
Owned by a member of the Gilfillan family of Barnet, Vermont
Acquisition
1995.46
Made/Created
19th Century
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Materials
Linen
Relationships
Place
Town
Barnet
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Linen
Name/Title
Linen
Entry/Object ID
1995.46.10
Description
Twist of long staple grey linen fibers.
Context
Owned by a member of the Gilfillan family of Barnet, Vermont
Acquisition
1995.46
Made/Created
19th Century
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Materials
Linen
Relationships
Place
Town
Barnet
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Linen
Name/Title
Linen
Entry/Object ID
1995.46.11
Description
Twist of light brown linen fibers.
Context
Owned by a member of the Gilfillan family of Barnet, Vermont
Acquisition
1995.46
Made/Created
19th Century
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Materials
Linen
Relationships
Place
Town
Barnet
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Mattress Cover
Name/Title
Mattress Cover
Entry/Object ID
2014.41.9
Description
This is a hand-sewn cotton mattress cover designed to fit a small mattress, possibly for a crib or youth bed. The cover was pieced together using cotton fabric to make it large enough to fit the mattress. On the underside of the mattress cover, there is a placket with a single buttonhole and a metal button that serves as the closure mechanism.
Context
Possibly used by a member of the Fitch family of Calais, Vermont
Acquisition
2014.41
Made/Created
1870-1920
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Metal
Relationships
Place
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Patch
Name/Title
Membership Patch
Entry/Object ID
2022.22.1
Description
Shield-shaped embroidered patch showing a figure in white armor (a Stormtrooper from the "Star Wars") holding a large gun and facing to the left over a blue ground. The label "501st LEGION" is at the top, and the label "GREEN MOUNTAIN SQUAD" is at the bottom on a green scroll. The back is coated with a thin plastic film (heat-activated adhesive).
Context
Produced by the 501st Legion, Green Mountain Squad. The 501st Legion is a cosplay group that builds and wears screen-accurate replica costumes from the Star Wars franchise. This patch was designed to mimic the Green Mountain Boys patch used by the Vermont Air National Guard.
Acquisition
2022.22
Made/Created
Artist
Johnson, Hayes
2016
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plastic, Polyester
Relationships
Person or Organization
501st Legion, Green Mountain Squad
Web Links and URLs
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.1k
Description
Yellow satin-woven silk ribbon printed in red with the inscription, "42nd ENCAMPMENT DEPARTMENT OF VERMONT U. S. W. V. / 24th CONVENTION OF THE DEPARTMENT AUXILIARY / BARRE, VERMONT MAY 16-17, 1954". The logo for the USWV and USWV Auxiliary are printed on the ribbon. There is a T-shaped stick pin sewn into the back of the ribbon at the top hem.
Context
Worn by Edward H. Prouty to the 1954 state-wide encampment of the United Spanish War Veterans, a fraternal organization for veterans of the Spanish-American War, in Barton, Vermont. At the time of his death, Prouty was the last living officer of the Spanish-American War in Vermont.
Acquisition
1960.81
Made/Created
St. Louis Button Co.
1954
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Materials
Silk, Metal
Relationships
United Spanish War Veterans, Prouty, Edward H. (1871-1966)
Place
Town
Barton
County
Orleans County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Spanish-American War
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.10
Description
Green satin-woven ribbon with the stamped inscription, "C. V. R. VETERANS 1981". The bottom is cut into two points, and there is a safety pin attached to the top back.
Context
Central Vermont Railroad ribbon given to Conrad LeCompte
Acquisition
2021.5
Made/Created
1981
Lexicon
Woven Textile Details
Satin Weave
Relationships
LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003), Central Vermont Railway
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2003.15.3
Description
Blue silk ribbon with a molded metal bar across the top and a metal medallion in the center. The ribbon is printed in gold with the inscription, "DELEGATE 7TH ANNUAL CONVENTION AT Sioux falls, S. D. JAN. 23 - 28, 1899". The central medallion is printed with an image of a building and the inscription, "NATIONAL CREAMERY BUTTER MAKERS ASS'N." There is a blue, shield-shaped sticker on the back that reads, "FRANK TUTTLE MANF'G OF SOCIETY GOODS BNNER FLAGS AND BADGES ELGIN. ILL."
Context
Produced for the National Convention of the National Creamery Butter Makers Association in 1899.
The American Butter Institute (ABI) is an Arlington, VA-based trade association for manufacturers, processors, marketers, and distributors of butter and butter products. Originally established as the National Association of Creamery Butter Manufacturers in 1908. There are currently 27 active member companies that market approximately 90% of all the butter manufactured in the U.S.
Source: http://www.butterinstitute.org/about-us

The last owner of this ribbon was Parker Perry (1903-1988) of Morrisville and Stowe, Vermont. Perry
came to Vermont in the 1940s and was the gas-ration agent during the war for Mobil Oil, then called Socony Oil Co. He then purchased the Green Mountain Inn in Stowe and operated it for over 40 years. He was active in Farm Bureau affairs and was an early promoter of Vermont dairy products.
However, he was not yet born at the time of this convention. See note below.
Acquisition
2003.15
Made/Created
Frank Tuttle
1899
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Ribbon, Metal
Relationships
Perry, Parker (1903-1988), National Creamery Butter Makers Association
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2003.15.7
Description
Red silk ribbon with metal bar at the top. The bar is printed with the inscription, "WORCESTER SALT" and has a round, metal medallion hanging from the center with an image of a large back of salt and the inscription, "WORCESTER SALT THE STANDARD FOR QUALITY." The ribbon is printed in gold with the inscription, "ANNUAL MEETING VERMONT DAIRYMEN'S ASS'N HELD AT BURLINGTON, VT. JAN, 8-9-10, 1907". The back of the ribbon has an attached paper label with the manufacturer's details and a long advertisement of their wares.
Context
Made for the annual meeting of the Vermont Dairymen's Association in Burlington, Vermont, 1907.
Acquisition
2003.15
Made/Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1907
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Ribbon, Metal
Relationships
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2003.15.9
Description
Cream-colored silk ribbon with a metal bar across the top and a round metal medallion hanging from the bottom. The top bar is printed with the inscription, "St. Albans, Vt." The ribbon is printed in black with the inscription, "VERMONT Dairymen's Association ANNUAL MEETING JAN. 4, 5, 6 & 7 1898". The bottom edge of the ribbon is gathered to the center and secured around a metal ring. From the ring hangs a round metal button printed with an image of a man in 16th-century dress and the inscription, "COMPLIMENTS OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY VT CREAMERY". The reverse of the medallion is printed with the inscription, "WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION IN COMMEMORATION OF THE FOUR HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LANDING OF COLUMBUS MDCCCXCII - MDCCCXCIII TO FRANKLIN COLK VERMONT CREAMERY ASSN."
Context
Worn by the St. Albans, Vermont, delegate to the Vermont Dairymen's Association at their annual meeting in 1898.
Acquisition
2003.15
Made/Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1898
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Ribbon, Metal
Relationships
Place
City
St. Albans City
County
Franklin County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.11
Description
Green satin-woven ribbon with the stamped inscription, "C. V. R. VETERANS 1982". The bottom is cut into two points, and there is a safety pin attached to the top back.
Context
Central Vermont Railroad ribbon given to Conrad LeCompte
Acquisition
2021.5
Made/Created
1982
Lexicon
Woven Textile Details
Satin Weave
Relationships
LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003), Central Vermont Railway
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.1l
Description
Red and yellow satin-woven silk ribbon printed in gold with the inscription, "DELEGATE 19TH ANNUAL ENCAMPMENT U. S. W. V. DEPT. OF VERMONT BURLINGTON JULY 6 - 7, 1932". There is a logo in the center consisting of a cross with weapons on the arms and an illustration of three men in the center. The logo says, "UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS 1898-99". The top of the ribbon is connected to a rectangular gold frame pin.
Context
Worn by Edward H. Prouty to the 1932 state-wide encampment of the United Spanish War Veterans, a fraternal organization for veterans of the Spanish-American War, in Burlington, Vermont. At the time of his death, Prouty was the last living officer of the Spanish-American War in Vermont.
Acquisition
1960.81
Made/Created
1932
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Materials
Silk, Metal
Relationships
United Spanish War Veterans, Prouty, Edward H. (1871-1966)
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Spanish-American War
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1963.54.42o
Description
Blue ribbon printed in gold with an image of a man in 17th century clothing (Samuel de Champlain) and the inscription, "CHAMPLAIN VALLEY EXPOSITION ESSEX JCT. VERMONT 1945". The top of the ribbon is attached to a gold-framed name tag that reads, "DIRECTOR", and has a pin on the back.
Context
Worn by the director of the 1945 Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, Vermont.
Acquisition
1963.54
Made/Created
R. B. Powers
1945
Lexicon
Materials
Silk, Metal, Plastic, Paper
Relationships
Person or Organization
Champlain, Samuel de (1580-1635)
Place
Village
Essex Junction
Town
Essex
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Champlain Valley Fair
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.80.1a
Description
Membership ribbon consisting of a yellow, red, and blue rosette secured with a button above a cream-colored flat ribbon. The button at the center of the rosette is printed with the inscription, "GUEST". The ribbon hanging from the rosette reads, "17th ANNUAL CONVENTION GRAND LODGE AND FIELD DAY OF U.R.K. OF P. OF VT. AUG. 23-24 1905, BURLINGTON, VT." The ribbon secures to the wearer with a metal safety pin basted onto the back of the rosette.
Context
Worn by a guest at the 17th annual convention of the Uniformed Rank Knights of Pythias of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. The Uniformed Ranked Knights were members who had reached the degree of Knight with the Knights of Pythias organization.
Acquisition
1960.80
Made/Created
C. F. Cammall
1905
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Materials
Silk, Metal, Paper
Relationships
Person or Organization
Knights of Pythias
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.1a
Description
Red ribbon printed in gold with the inscription, "Company M. / Company A. JULY 4th, 1894. Burlington, Vt." There is a logo in the center of a belt around a stag's head (the Vermont state crest) with the inscription, "FIRST REGIMENT. V.N.G." The bottom edge of the ribbon is cut in a swallow tail shape.
Context
Worn by a member of the First Regiment, Company M or Company A, of the Vermont National Guard during an Independence Day demonstration in Burlington, Vermont, 1894.
Acquisition
1960.81
Made/Created
1894
Lexicon
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Person or Organization
Vermont National Guard
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.1c
Description
Red-white-and-blue striped grosgrain ribbon printed with the logo for the USWV and the inscription, "37TH ANNUAL ENCAMPMENT / DEPT. OF VERMONT U. S. W. V. AND AUXILIARY / BARRE MAY 15-16, 1949". The top of the ribbon is attached to a gold-toned metal rectangular frame pin.
Context
Worn by Edward H. Prouty to the 1950 state-wide encampment of the United Spanish War Veterans, a fraternal organization for veterans of the Spanish-American War, in Rutland, Vermont. At the time of his death, Prouty was the last living officer of the Spanish-American War in Vermont.
Acquisition
1960.81
Made/Created
St. Louis Button Co.
1949
Lexicon
Materials
Silk, Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
United Spanish War Veterans
Place
City
Rutland
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Spanish-American War
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.1g
Description
Red and yellow satin-woven silk ribbon printed in gold with the inscription, "23RD ANNUAL ENCAMPMENT DEPARTEMENT OF VERMONT U. S. W. V. BARRE, VT. JUNE 13, 1935". There is a logo in the center consisting of a cross with weapons on the arms and an illustration of two men in the center. The logo says, "UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS 1898-1902". The top of the ribbon is connected to a rectangular gold frame pin, into which is inserted a piece of paper with the hand-inked name, "E. H. Prouty".
Context
Worn by Edward H. Prouty to the 1935 state-wide encampment of the United Spanish War Veterans, a fraternal organization for veterans of the Spanish-American War, in Barre, Vermont. At the time of his death, Prouty was the last living officer of the Spanish-American War in Vermont.
Acquisition
1960.81
Made/Created
1935
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Materials
Silk, Metal, Paper
Relationships
United Spanish War Veterans, Prouty, Edward H. (1871-1966)
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Spanish-American War
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.3
Description
Green satin-woven ribbon with the stamped inscription, "C. V. R. VETERANS 1973". The bottom is cut into two points, and there is a safety pin attached to the top back.
Context
Central Vermont Railroad ribbon given to Conrad LeCompte.
Acquisition
2021.5
Made/Created
1973
Lexicon
Woven Textile Details
Satin Weave
Warp Colors
Green
Relationships
Central Vermont Railway, LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003)
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2021.13.1
Description
Blue ribbon hanging from a gold-toned pin-backed metal rectangle. The ribbon is printed in gold with the inscription, "AMERICAN LEGION AND AUXILIARY 1931 CONVENTION DEPT. OF VERMONT BARRE, VT. GRANITE CENTER OF THE WORLD". There is a square tile of grey-and-black granite glued to the ribbon.
Context
Worn to the 1931 Vermont convention of the American Legion held in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2021.13
Made/Created
1931
Lexicon
Materials
Silk, Metal, Granite
Relationships
American Legion Auxiliary, Vermont Department, American Legion Department of Vermont
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1993.33.3
Description
Beige colored ribbon with red print and symbols that reads starting from the top: Newport, Vermont, June 20, 1900, Delegate, Sixteenth Department Convention, W.R.C."
Context
WRC stands for Women's Relief Corps and was an women's auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, a veteran organization for Union soldiers who fought in the Civil War. The WRC was founded in the 1870s in New England.

WOMEN'S RELIEF CORPs (WRC) - The Woman's Relief Corps (W.R.C.) is the official women's auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, recognized in 1883. The W.R.C. is one of the many women's organizations that were founded after the American Civil War. In 1879 a group of Massachusetts women found a "secret" organization and its members were to be women who were loyal to the North during the Civil War. From 1879, the Woman's Relief Corps held as the primary means to identify women who were eligible to become members was remaining loyal to the Union. It didn't matter where the applicants lived during the Civil War as long as they could prove loyal to the Union. While it might be easy to assume that this organization was only for white women, there were many Posts across the country that had African American women as members. The only challenge identifying these women is that the Woman's Relief Corps records do not specify the races of its members very often. The organization was designed to assist the GAR, promote and help run Memorial Day (alongside the GAR), petition the federal government for nurses pensions, and promote patriotic education. The motto of the WRC stands for "Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty."
Source: https://www.cityofgroveok.gov/building/page/womens-relief-corps
Acquisition
1993.33
Dimensions
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Person or Organization
Women's Relief Corps
Place
City
Newport
County
Orleans County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1976.38.1
Description
Blue satin-woven silk ribbon printed in gold with the inscription, "32ND ANNUAL ENCAMPMENT G.A.R. ONLY A FEW OF US LEFT. DEP'T OF VERMONT PUT US OFF AT MONTREAL, CAN. JUNE 21-22, '99". At the center is an image of two Civil War soldiers shaking hands; one is missing a leg and the other is missing an arm.
Context
Worn by a member of the GAR to the Vermont Department's 1899 annual encampment in Montreal, Canada.
Acquisition
1976.38
Made/Created
J. P. Kelley
1899
Lexicon
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Person or Organization
Grand Army of the Republic
Place
City
Montreal
State/Province
Quebec
Country
Canada
Continent
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.1m
Description
Red-white-and-blue striped grosgrain ribbon printed with the logo for the USWV and the inscription, "38TH ANNUAL ENCAMPMENT / DEPT. OF VERMONT U. S. W. V. AND AUXILIARY / BARRE MAY 14-15, 1950". The top of the ribbon is attached to a gold-toned metal rectangular frame pin.
Context
Worn by Edward H. Prouty to the 1950 state-wide encampment of the United Spanish War Veterans, a fraternal organization for veterans of the Spanish-American War, in Barre, Vermont. At the time of his death, Prouty was the last living officer of the Spanish-American War in Vermont.
Acquisition
1960.81
Made/Created
St. Louis Button Co.
1950
Lexicon
Materials
Silk, Metal
Relationships
United Spanish War Veterans, Prouty, Edward H. (1871-1966)
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Spanish-American War
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.4
Description
Green satin-woven ribbon with the stamped inscription, "C. V. R. VETERANS 1975". The bottom is cut into two points, and there is a safety pin attached to the top back.
Context
Central Vermont Railroad ribbon given to Conrad LeCompte
Acquisition
2021.5
Made/Created
1975
Lexicon
Woven Textile Details
Satin Weave
Relationships
LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003), Central Vermont Railway
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.1d
Description
Light blue, satin-woven silk ribbon printed in silver with the inscription, "70TH ANNUAL SESSION / GD. CHAPTER OF VERMONT O. E. S. MONTPELIER JUNE 3-4, 1942 / DELEGATE" and and image of a pentagram with iconography (including an altar and a flame) inside of it. There is a round white metal pin at the center top printed with a flying United States flag.
Context
Worn by Edward H. Prouty to the annual chapter meeting of the Vermont Order of the Eastern Star, an auxiliary of the Freemasons that was open for female relatives of Masons.
Acquisition
1960.81
Made/Created
Hodges Badge Company
1942
Lexicon
Materials
Silk, Metal
Relationships
Prouty, Edward H. (1871-1966), Freemasons
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1994.53.4
Description
A pale green satin or silk ribbon with black text on it. From top to bottom it reads, "24th Annual Encampment G.A.R. Boston, 1890." In the middle is the portrait of a man in civilian clothing, identity unknown. There are also two symbols resembling ribbons on either side of the text reading, "24th."
Context
Worn by Edwin C. Hall to the 1890 GAR National Encampment in Boston, Massachusetts
Acquisition
1994.53
Made/Created
1890
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Hall, Edwin C. (1845-1913), Grand Army of the Republic
Place
City
Boston
State/Province
Massachusetts
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1994.53.21
Description
This is a red satin ribbon for the Grand Army of the Republic national encampment in Boston. The ribbon has an attached pin hat is made from brass and has "G.A.R." on it. The ribbon itself has gold text on it which reads, "Maine, 24th National Encampment Aug. 11-15, 1890 Boston, Mass. There is also a the Maine state seal in gold in the middle of the ribbon, and a picture of a Grand Army of the Republic medal on the bottom of the ribbon.
Context
Worn by Edwin C. Hall to the 1890 GAR National Encampment in Boston, Massachusetts
Acquisition
1994.53
Made/Created
1890
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Brass
Relationships
Hall, Edwin C. (1845-1913), Grand Army of the Republic
Place
City
Boston
State/Province
Massachusetts
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.5
Description
Green satin-woven ribbon with the stamped inscription, "C. V. R. VETERANS 1976". The bottom is cut into two points, and there is a safety pin attached to the top back.
Context
Central Vermont Railroad ribbon given to Conrad LeCompte
Acquisition
2021.5
Made/Created
1976
Lexicon
Woven Textile Details
Satin Weave
Relationships
LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003), Central Vermont Railway
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1963.54.42p
Description
Blue ribbon printed in gold with an image of a man in 17th century clothing (Samuel de Champlain) and the inscription, "CHAMPLAIN VALLEY EXPOSITION ESSEX JUNCTION VERMONT AUG. 29-SEPT. 3 1938". The top of the ribbon is attached to a gold-framed name tag that reads, "DIRECTOR", and has a pin on the back.
Context
Worn by the director of the 1938 Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, Vermont.
Acquisition
1963.54
Made/Created
R. B. Powers
1938
Lexicon
Materials
Silk, Metal, Plastic, Paper
Relationships
Person or Organization
Champlain, Samuel de (1580-1635)
Place
Village
Essex Junction
Town
Essex
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Champlain Valley Fair
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1963.54.42s
Description
Blue ribbon printed in gold with an image of a man in 17th century clothing (Samuel de Champlain) and the inscription, "CHAMPLAIN VALLEY EXPOSITION ESSEX JUNCTION VERMONT AUG. 29-SEPT. 3 1938". The top of the ribbon is attached to a gold-framed name tag that reads, "DIRECTOR", and has a pin on the back.
Context
Worn by the director of the 1938 Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, Vermont.
Acquisition
1963.54
Made/Created
R. B. Powers
1938
Lexicon
Materials
Silk, Metal, Plastic, Paper
Relationships
Person or Organization
Champlain, Samuel de (1580-1635)
Place
Village
Essex Junction
Town
Essex
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Champlain Valley Fair
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1965.65.2
Description
A royal blue ribbon with a gold tassle on the pointed tip and a gold braid at the top. The ribbon has a cardboard badge glue to it with the image of a GAR medal – eagle at the top, flag ribbon and a five-pointed star. The blue ribbon has the following words printed in gold: "Delegate, Department of Vermont G.A.R., 20th annual encampment, St. Albans, Vt., 1887."
Context
Worn by Gov. Ebenezer Ormsbee to the 1887 state-wide GAR encampment in St. Albans, Vermont
Acquisition
1965.65
Made/Created
1887
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Dimensions
Materials
Silk, Metal
Relationships
Ormsbee, Ebenezer Jolls (1834-1924), Grand Army of the Republic
Place
City
St. Albans City
County
Franklin County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.6
Description
Green satin-woven ribbon with the stamped inscription, "C. V. R. VETERANS 1977". The bottom is cut into two points, and there is a safety pin attached to the top back.
Context
Central Vermont Railroad ribbon given to Conrad LeCompte
Acquisition
2021.5
Made/Created
1977
Lexicon
Woven Textile Details
Satin Weave
Relationships
LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003), Central Vermont Railway
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.1e
Description
Pair of satin-woven silk ribbons held together at the top by a round, white metal button. The front ribbon is green printed in gold with an image of a United States flag crossed with a Canadian flag at the top and the state seal of Vermont at the bottom. The inscription, "Duke of Cornwall's Own Rifles AT Burlington, Vt. JULY 4, 1903" is at the center. A red ribbon is attached behind the green with the same imagery and inscription, but with the addition of the words, "Invitation Committee" at the top. The button shows an illustration of a cross-shaped medal with the inscription, "OTTAWA & CARLETON RIFLES CANADA".
Context
Worn to a demonstration by the 43rd Ottawa and Carleton Battalion of Rifles in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1960.81
Made/Created
1903
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Materials
Silk, Metal
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1986.18.70a
Description
Long, yellow satin-woven silk ribbon printed with an image of two men leaning on a monument and the inscription, "16th ANNUAL ENCAMPMENT G.A.R. BALTIMORE 1882". There is a five-pointed star made of gold sequins and springs and a short pink ribbon printed with the word, "VERMONT". There is a gold tassel hanging from the bottom of the pink ribbon, and gold fring at the bottom of the yellow ribbon.
Context
Worn by Charles F. Branch of Orwell, Vermont, to the 1882 GAR National Encampment in Baltimore, Maryland.
Acquisition
1986.18
Made/Created
1882
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Materials
Silk
Relationships
Branch, Charles Francis, Sr. (1845-1910), Grand Army of the Republic
,
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.1i
Description
Yellow satin-woven silk ribbon printed in red with the inscription, "41st ENCAMPMENT DEPARTMENT OF VERMONT U. S. W. V. / 23rd CONVENTION OF THE DEPARTMENT AUXILIARY / BARRE, VERMONT MAY 17-18, 1953". The logo for the USWV and USWV Auxiliary are printed on the ribbon. There is a T-shaped stick pin sewn into the back of the ribbon at the top hem.
Context
Worn by Edward H. Prouty to the 1953 state-wide encampment of the United Spanish War Veterans, a fraternal organization for veterans of the Spanish-American War, in Barre, Vermont. At the time of his death, Prouty was the last living officer of the Spanish-American War in Vermont.
Acquisition
1960.81
Made/Created
St. Louis Button Co.
1953
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Materials
Silk, Metal
Relationships
United Spanish War Veterans, Prouty, Edward H. (1871-1966)
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Spanish-American War
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1963.54.42k
Description
Blue ribbon printed in gold with an image of a man in 17th century clothing (Samuel de Champlain) and the inscription, "CHAMPLAIN VALLEY EXPOSITION ESSEX JUNCTION VERMONT AUG. 28-SEPT. 2 1939". The top of the ribbon is attached to a gold-framed name tag that reads, "DIRECTOR", and has a pin on the back.
Context
Worn by the director of the 1939 Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, Vermont.
Acquisition
1963.54
Made/Created
R. B. Powers
1939
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Materials
Silk, Metal, Plastic, Paper
Relationships
Person or Organization
Champlain, Samuel de (1580-1635)
Place
Village
Essex Junction
Town
Essex
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Champlain Valley Fair
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1991.62.2
Description
Red satin-woven silk ribbon printed in black with the words, "VERMONT. 19TH ANNUAL NATIONAL Encampment G. A. R. PORTLAND, MAINE."
Context
Worn by Michael Angelo Cunningham of Corinth, Vermont, to the 1885 GAR National Encampment in Portland, Maine
Acquisition
1991.62
Made/Created
1885
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Dimensions
Relationships
Cunningham, Michael (1846-1895), Grand Army of the Republic
,
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.7
Description
Green satin-woven ribbon with the stamped inscription, "C. V. R. VETERANS 1978". The bottom is cut into two points, and there is a safety pin attached to the top back.
Context
Central Vermont Railroad ribbon given to Conrad LeCompte
Acquisition
2021.5
Made/Created
1978
Lexicon
Woven Textile Details
Satin Weave
Relationships
LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003), Central Vermont Railway
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.80.1g
Description
Green satin-woven silk ribbon. The ribbon is printed in gold with a border of Roman numeral years. The upper portion of the center is printed with a scene of a small domed temple or folly in front of a large Williams Hall (University of Vermont). The scene is circled by a Latin inscription that translates to "University of Vermont / Zeal and Honesty". The center inscription translates to "Ever faithful through the years, with hopes for a better future. The bottom is printed with an image of domed building ringed by an inscription that translates to "University students will be greater".
Acquisition
1960.80
Made/Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
circa 1900
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Materials
Silk
Relationships
Person or Organization
University of Vermont
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.1j
Description
Yellow satin-woven ribbon printed in red with the inscription, "39th ENCAMPMENT DEPARTMENT OF VERMONT U. S. W. V. and the 21st CONVENTION of the DEPARTMENT AUXILIARY / WHITE RIBER JUNCTION VERMONT May 20-21, 1951". The top of the ribbon is attached to a rectangular gold frame pin.
Context
Worn by Edward H. Prouty to the 1951 state-wide encampment of the United Spanish War Veterans, a fraternal organization for veterans of the Spanish-American War, in White River Junction, Vermont. At the time of his death, Prouty was the last living officer of the Spanish-American War in Vermont.
Acquisition
1960.81
Made/Created
St. Louis Button Co.
1951
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Materials
Silk, Metal
Relationships
United Spanish War Veterans, Prouty, Edward H. (1871-1966)
Place
Village
White River Junction
Town
Hartford
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Spanish-American War
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.8
Description
Green satin-woven ribbon with the stamped inscription, "C. V. R. VETERANS 1979". The bottom is cut into two points, and there is a safety pin attached to the top back.
Context
Central Vermont Railroad ribbon given to Conrad LeCompte
Acquisition
2021.5
Made/Created
1979
Lexicon
Woven Textile Details
Satin Weave
Relationships
LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003), Central Vermont Railway
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2021.5.9
Description
Green satin-woven ribbon with the stamped inscription, "C. V. R. VETERANS 1980". The bottom is cut into two points, and there is a safety pin attached to the top back.
Context
Central Vermont Railroad ribbon given to Conrad LeCompte
Acquisition
2021.5
Made/Created
1980
Lexicon
Woven Textile Details
Satin Weave
Relationships
LeCompte, Conrad Armand (1907-2003), Central Vermont Railway
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1960.81.1f
Description
Yellow satin-woven silk ribbon printed in red with the inscription, "40th ENCAMPMENT DEPARTMENT OF VERMONT U. S. W. V. / 22nd CONVENTION OF THE DEPARTMENT AUXILIARY / BURLINGTON, VERMONT MAY 18-19, 1952". The logo for the USWV and USWV Auxiliary are printed on the ribbon. There is a T-shaped stick pin sewn into the back of the ribbon at the top hem.
Context
Worn by Edward H. Prouty to the 1952 state-wide encampment of the United Spanish War Veterans, a fraternal organization for veterans of the Spanish-American War, in White River Junction, Vermont. At the time of his death, Prouty was the last living officer of the Spanish-American War in Vermont.
Acquisition
1960.81
Made/Created
St. Louis Button Co.
1952
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Materials
Silk, Metal
Relationships
United Spanish War Veterans, Prouty, Edward H. (1871-1966)
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Spanish-American War
Membership Ribbon
Name/Title
Membership Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1963.54.42m
Description
Blue ribbon printed in gold with an image of a man in 17th century clothing (Samuel de Champlain) and the inscription, "CHAMPLAIN VALLEY EXPOSITION ESSEX JUNCTION VERMONT AUG. 26 - 31 1940". The top of the ribbon is attached to a gold-framed name tag that reads, "DIRECTOR", and has a pin on the back.
Context
Worn by the director of the 1940 Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, Vermont.
Acquisition
1963.54
Made/Created
R. B. Powers
1940
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Materials
Silk, Metal, Plastic, Paper
Relationships
Person or Organization
Champlain, Samuel de (1580-1635)
Place
Village
Essex Junction
Town
Essex
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Champlain Valley Fair
Merit Badge
Name/Title
Merit Badge
Entry/Object ID
1992.72.2
Description
Round white wool patch with an image of an evergreen tree appliqued in green wool. A white wool W is appliqued over the tree.
Context
Awarded to Marcus A. McCorison at Camp Waubanong in Brattleboro, Vermont
Acquisition
1992.72
Made/Created
1935
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Materials
Wool
Relationships
Person or Organization
McCorison, Marcus A. (1926-2013)
Place
Camp
Camp Waubanong
Town
Brattleboro
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Merit Badge
Name/Title
Merit Badge
Entry/Object ID
1992.72.3
Description
Shield-shaped patch of white felt appliqued with green felt in a four-leaved clover design. The clover has the letter H in every petal (the logo for 4-H club).
Context
Awarded to Marcus A. McCorison at Camp Waupanong in Brattleboro, Vermont
Acquisition
1992.72
Made/Created
circa 1935
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Person or Organization
McCorison, Marcus A. (1926-2013)
Place
Camp
Camp Waubanong
Town
Brattleboro
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Mourning Badge
Name/Title
Mourning Badge
Entry/Object ID
1972.55.9
Description
Mourning badge consisting of a bar pin, a black ribbon, a beige ribbon, and button. The bar pin is printed with an image of a GAR membership ribbon and the inscription, "GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC". The beige ribbon is decorated with two ribbon American flags, and a round button printed with a Civil War camp scene hangs from its bottom. The long black ribbon is printed in silver with the words, "D. RATTERY Post No. 9 DEP'T VERMONT." The bottom edge is trimmed with gold fringe.
Context
Owned by Harvey S. Powers of Barnet, Vermont
Acquisition
1972.55
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Metal
Relationships
Grand Army of the Republic, Powers, Harvey S. (1848-1939)
,
Event
Civil War
Mourning Badge
Name/Title
Mourning Badge
Entry/Object ID
2013.38.7
Description
Mourning badge consisting of a metal bar pin molded with the initials, "G.A.R.", and a long black ribbon. The ribbon is printed in silver with the inscription, "HONOR THE NOBLE DEAD / IN MEMORIAM / R.B. CRANDALL Post No. 56 BARRE, VT." A GAR membership badge is printed at the center, and the bottom edge is printed with fake tassels.
Context
Likely owned by Emery L. Smith of Northfield, Vermont. Smith was the first mayor of Barre City, Vermont.
Acquisition
2013.38
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Metal
Relationships
Smith, Emery L. (1842-1929), Grand Army of the Republic
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Civil War
Mourning Badge
Name/Title
Mourning Badge
Entry/Object ID
2013.38.10
Description
Mourning badge consisting of a long black ribbon and a metal bar pin. The bar pin has a paper name tag printed with the initials "G.A.R." (now partially missing). The ribbon is printed in silver with the inscription, "HONOR THE NOBEL DEAD / RICHARD B. CRANDALL Post No. 56 G. A. R. BARRE, VT." The top of the ribbon is printed with an image of an urn, and a ribbon American flag has been appliqued over it. At the center of the ribbon is a round medallion printed with an image of a GAR membership ribbon and the inscription, "GRAND ARMY OF THE REPBUBLIC". The bottom edge is decorated with silver tassels.
Context
Owned by Emery L. Smith of Northfield, Vermont. Smith was the first mayor of Barre City, Vermont.
Acquisition
2013.38
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Metal
Relationships
Smith, Emery L. (1842-1929), Grand Army of the Republic
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Civil War
Mourning Badge
Name/Title
Mourning Badge
Entry/Object ID
1963.65
Description
Black ribbon with gold fringe. Silver lettering on the ribbons says, "Bailey, Post, No. 67, North Troy, VT.
Context
Owned by Dr. W. T. Thomas of North Baltimore, Ohio.
Acquisition
1963.65
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Gold
Relationships
Person or Organization
Grand Army of the Republic
Place
Village
North Troy
Town
Troy
County
Orleans County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Civil War
Mourning Badge
Name/Title
Mourning Badge
Entry/Object ID
1965.57.1a
Description
Mourning badge consisting of a stamped metal bar pin, a medallion hanging from a ribbon, and long black ribbon. The bar pin is printed with the initials, "G.A.R." From the bar hangs a ribbon woven to look like the American flag. from the ribbon hangs a medallion topped with a flying eagle and printed with an image of a GAR membership ribbon. The black ribbon is printed in silver with the inscription, "GREENWOOD POST No. 90 PUTNEY, VT."
Context
Likely owned by Frederick Ransom Cobb of Putney, Vermont
Acquisition
1965.57
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Dimensions
Materials
Silk, Metal
Relationships
Grand Army of the Republic, Cobb, Frederick Ransom
Place
Town
Putney
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Civil War
Mourning Badge
Name/Title
Mourning Badge
Entry/Object ID
1965.65.8
Description
A GAR medal consisting of an eagle with pin on the back, an American flag ribbon connecting a star-shaped medal to the eagle at the top. The star has the words Grand Army of the Republic over the top of the picture of two people shaking hands, and the dates “1861 veteran 1866” on the bottom. The medal is pinned to four layered rosettes of black crepe.
Context
Owned by Governor Ebenezer Ormsbee of Shoreham, Vermont
Acquisition
1965.65
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Metal
Relationships
Ormsbee, Ebenezer Jolls (1834-1924), Grand Army of the Republic
Place
Town
Shoreham
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Civil War
Mourning Badge
Name/Title
Mourning Badge
Entry/Object ID
1991.62.1
Description
Mourning badge consisting of a metal bar pin molded with the initials, "G.A.R.", and a long black ribbon. The ribbon is printed in silver with the inscription, "IN MEMORIAM / STANNARD POST No. 2". A GAR membership badge is printed at the center, and the bottom edge is printed with fake tassels. The ribbon is split horizontally across the top.
Context
Owned by Michael Angelo Cunningham of Corinth, Vermont
Acquisition
1991.62
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Metal
Relationships
Grand Army of the Republic, Cunningham, Michael (1846-1895)
Place
Town
Corinth
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Civil War
Napkin
Name/Title
Napkin
Entry/Object ID
1957.25.42
Description
White, plain-woven linen napkin with fringe on all sides. There is a lower-case cursive L embroidered into one corner.
Acquisition
1957.25
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Dimensions
Woven Textile Details
Plain Weave
Materials
Linen
Napkin
Name/Title
Napkin
Entry/Object ID
2011.4.1.1-12
Description
Set of twelve matching napkins. The napkins are made of Canton linen with satin stitched white work embroidery. The embroidery is of a stylized dragon in one corner and the letter S in the opposite corner. Each edge is held in a 2-inch hem with drawn worked hem stitches at the connecting point.
Context
Used by Ida Pearl Switzer Gibson at the inaugural reception of her husband, Ernest Gibson, Jr. at his election to Governor of the State of Vermont in 1949.
Acquisition
2011.4
Made/Created
1935
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Gibson, Ernest Willard, Jr. (1901-1969), Gibson, Dorothy Switzer (1902-1958)
Napkin Holders
Name/Title
Napkin Holders
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.50
Description
Sky blue napkin holders -- cloth envelops decorated with decorated foldover tops in which one would put a napkin for reuse. The holders are edged in royal blue thread and the tops are decorated with embroidered animals in scenes. Seven also have embroidered writing. A card says, "Elian Choraval" on one side and "Manche-Normandie France" on the other.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Dimensions
Materials
Cloth
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Needle Holder
Name/Title
Needle Holder
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.9a
Description
Small square needle holder consisting of two squares of cotton basted together over a red interlining. The top layer is embroidered with the outline of a pansy.
Acquisition
1958.1
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Materials
Cotton
Needle Holder
Name/Title
Needle Holder
Entry/Object ID
1958.1.9b
Description
Square needle holder consisting of 2 square layers of satin-woven silk over an interlining. One side has the label "Xmas- '88-" written on it in gold ink. A needle is inserted through the other side holding a small fragment of brown ribbon.
Acquisition
1958.1
Made/Created
1888
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Metal
Needlecase
Name/Title
Needlecase
Entry/Object ID
1922.2.2a
Description
Rolled needlecase consisting of a metal tube attached to a rectangular length of fabric. To close, the fabric rolls around the tube. When open , the fabric has three flaps (for needle storage), two leather strips (for tool or fabric storage), and two silk pockets. The exterior side is lined with black waxed cotton.
Acquisition
1922.2
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Materials
Oilcloth, Leather
Needlecase
Name/Title
Needlecase
Entry/Object ID
1950.29
Description
Fold-up needlecase. The exterior of the case is brown leather. It unfolds to reveal a long panel of blue silk embroidered in white thread with horizontal dividing lines, each labeled with a number from 5 to 11. The final piece is covered with red, green, yellow, and blue plaid.
Context
Made by Tabitha Wilbur of Waterville, Vermont
Acquisition
1950.29
Made/Created
Artist
Wilbur, Tabitha Bretton (1748-1840)
1810
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Materials
Leather, Silk
Needlecase
Name/Title
Needlecase
Entry/Object ID
1951.22.3
Description
Black oilcloth-covered needle case. The rectangular case closes by rolling up and tying two red wool tapes that wrap around the width of the roll. Inside, the case is lined with blue silk and has two silk pockets, both cut fully. The central pocket is cream ribbed taffeta, and the bottom pocket is green plaid taffeta. Above the pockets are a black felt flap (for storing needles) and a red wool tape stitched with channels (for storing tools).
Context
Used by Sergeant Robert Coffey of Montpelier, Vermont, during the Civil War.
Acquisition
1951.22
Made/Created
1861
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Oilcloth, Silk, Wool
Relationships
Coffey, Robert J. (1842-1901), 4th Vermont Infantry
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Civil War
Needlecase
Name/Title
Needlecase
Entry/Object ID
1932.5.2
Description
Brown plaid silk covered needle case. The main structure is a small rectangle with a "flap," rather like a cover of a book on one side and a "pocket" on the other. The pocket is cut rather full so would hold many objects. The edge of the rectangle serves as a pin cushion. Inside the flap are three flannel needle holders embroidered around the edges with silk ecru floss. Pins and needles still are in the piece.
Context
Made by Mary Hunt Tyler in Brattleboro, Vermont
Acquisition
1932.5
Made/Created
Tyler, Mary Palmer Hunt (1775-1866)
1861
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Person or Organization
Tyler, Mary Palmer Hunt (1775-1866)
Needlecase
Name/Title
Needlecase
Entry/Object ID
1953.31.3
Description
Needlecase consisting of a long strip of shiny leather attached to a cylindrical box. The case closes by wrapping the leather around the box, creating a scroll. The box contains 4 spools of thread (3 white, 1 black). The leather strip is lined with brown silk that is stitched with pockets and straps in the shiny leather. The 2 lower pockets are shaped to fit the tools they originally held (scissors). The lining is only attached to the leather at the sides, leaving the top open to create a large pouch.
Acquisition
1953.31
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Dimensions
Closed
Materials
Silk, Leather, Cotton
Needlecase
Name/Title
Needlecase
Entry/Object ID
2017.2.4
Description
The kit, made from leather, unrolls. The name "L. H. Bostwick" and the words "Jericho, Vt." are printed in gold on the outside of the kit. There is a large pocket made from red and black checkered silk, then two smaller pockets made from the same material. Below that is a pad made from the leather into which dozens of pins have been stuck, pointing inward so as not to prick. Three small pieces of cloth, two red and one white are sewn to the front of the pad and hold needles and safety pins. At the bottom is a large pocket formed from the leather material that contains small rolls of white cloth tied with thread, a supply of thread wound around cardboard, a thimble and a hard chunk of some unidentified material -- maybe beeswax.
Context
Made by Mary Bostwick of Jericho, Vermont, for her brother, Captain Lucius Bostwick to carry with him when he departed Vermont to join the Union Army during the Civil War.
Acquisition
2017.2
Made/Created
Artist
Walton, Mary Chadwick Bostwick (1835-1914)
1862-1863
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Metal, Linen, Wool, Leather
Relationships
Person or Organization
Bostwick, Lucius H. (1837-1863)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Civil War
Needlecase
Name/Title
Needlecase
Entry/Object ID
1922.2.2b
Description
Rolled needlecase consisting of a metal tube attached to a rectangular length of fabric. To close, the fabric rolls around the tube. When open, the case is lined in a twill-woven fabric printed with a floral design on a blue ground. There is a pocket across the top, revealing an inner lining of brown check, two leather patch pockets (reminiscent of miniature wallets), and single-use pockets custom shaped to hold specific tools (no longer present).
Acquisition
1922.2
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Materials
Oilcloth, Leather
Needlecase
Name/Title
Needlecase
Entry/Object ID
1966.47.70
Description
Roll-up needlecase consisting of a cylindrical pin cushion with a long flap that rolls around the cushion to secure. The exterior side of the flap is made of leather, and the interior is lined with light-blue silk with leather pouches and straps. It is embroidered with the initials "LMW" on one of the interior pockets.
Acquisition
1966.47
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather, Silk
Needlecase
Name/Title
Needlecase
Entry/Object ID
1953.18.44k
Description
Fold-up needlecase. The case folds like an envelope. The exterior is covered with green-and-tan fabric woven with a design of repeating Xs. The interior is lined with black fabric with a central pincushion made from several strips of chenille rickrack. There are three needles inserted into the cushion.
Context
Likely owned by a member of the Hale or Day families of Ludlow, Vermont
Acquisition
1953.18
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Dimensions
Overall (closed)
Materials
Cotton, Silk, Metal
Relationships
Place
Town
Ludlow
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Needlecase
Name/Title
Needlecase
Entry/Object ID
1991.11.117
Description
Bifold needlecase. The exterior is black leather, and the interior is lined with multi-colored plaid silk. Two wool leaf-shaped sheets are inserted into the needlecase and sewn into the fold. There is also a ribbon attached down the center of the needlecase's interior. There are straight pins inserted through both the ribbons and the leaves.
Acquisition
1991.11
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Leather, Silk, Metal
Needlecase
Name/Title
Needlecase
Entry/Object ID
1991.11.118
Description
Rectangular, book-shaped needlecase. The exterior is covered with cream-colored silk damask. The exterior flaps hinge open to show a red silk-lined interior with 3 sheets of white wool flannel attached to the center.
Acquisition
1991.11
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Dimensions
Overall
Needlecase
Name/Title
Needlecase
Entry/Object ID
1951.43.5
Description
Roll-up sewing case consisting of a round, stuffed tube and long fabric flap. The long flap has three small patches, attached only at one side on top of each other: the bottom is a red black-sprigged calico, the middle is a white cotton, and the top is blue wool. The center of the flap has a blue pocket.
Context
Used by Chandler Watts during Civil War.
Acquisition
1951.43
Made/Created
circa 1860
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool, Cotton
Relationships
Watts, Chandler M. (1839-1911), 11th Vermont Infantry
Place
Town
Stowe
County
Lamoille County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Civil War
Needlework
Name/Title
Needlework
Entry/Object ID
1987.23.1
Description
Cross-stitched design on a punched paper card. The design is pink and white flowers with green leaves.
Acquisition
1987.23
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Dimensions
Needlework
Name/Title
Needlework
Entry/Object ID
1987.23.2
Description
Needlework design on a punched paper card. The design is a house flanked by trees. The words, "Sweet Home", are stitched along the bottom.
Acquisition
1987.23
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Dimensions
Needlework
Name/Title
Needlework
Entry/Object ID
1987.23.3
Description
Needlework design on a punched paper card. The design is a red-white-and-blue bird on a brown branch with green leaves.
Acquisition
1987.23
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Dimensions
Needlework
Name/Title
Needlework
Entry/Object ID
1987.23.4
Description
Needlework design on a punched paper card. The design is pink and white flowers with green leaves.
Acquisition
1987.23
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Dimensions
Needlework
Name/Title
Needlework
Entry/Object ID
1987.23.5
Description
Needlework design on a punched paper card. The design is a large house.
Acquisition
1987.23
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Dimensions
Needlework Bag
Name/Title
Needlework Bag
Entry/Object ID
2007.18.416
Description
This needlework bag is made with black and white calico with cherry sprigs. It is a double-layered circular cloth. Around the edge of the bag, six metal rings are securely attached through which is a silk ribbon drawstring.
Context
Likely used in Newport, Vermont.
Acquisition
2007.18
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Hilda Quintin
Place
City
Newport
County
Orleans County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Needlework Bag
Name/Title
Needlework Bag
Entry/Object ID
2007.18.417
Description
This is a needlework bag. It is predominantly gray in color and printed with orange and blue flowers. The bag features an orange lining. To secure the contents, it is equipped with a black drawstring closure. Inside the bag, there are leather holders specifically designed to hold scissors and a packet of needles. Additionally, there are pockets along the interior to conveniently store spools of thread.
Context
Likely used in Newport, Vermont.
Acquisition
2007.18
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Leather
Relationships
Person or Organization
Hilda Quintin
Place
City
Newport
County
Orleans County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
1998.47.2
Description
Machine-embroidered patch showing three hanging gondolas in front of three light-green mountain peaks. The word "Killington" in red stretches across the top, and the word Vermont in red is at the center bottom.
Context
Produced for Killington Ski Resort. Owned by Eve Jacobs of Niskayuna, NY.
Acquisition
1998.47
Made/Created
1970-1975
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Killington Ski Resort
Place
Town
Killington
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
1998.47.3
Description
Blue patch with green border. The inscription, "MADONNA", is embroidered across the center in white beneath a green and white logo for four mountain peaks.
Context
Produced for Smuggler's Notch Resort. Owned by Eve Jacobs of Niskayuna, NY.
Acquisition
1998.47
Made/Created
1970-1975
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Smuggler's Notch Resort
Place
Village
Jeffersonville
Town
Cambridge
County
Lamoille County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
1998.47.4
Description
Red textile patch in the shape of a signal flag. The patch has a black border and the black embroidered inscription, "BIG BROMLEY". Beneath the inscription is a yellow sun with a smiling face. The back of the patch is printed in red, "BIG BROMLEY MANCHESTER VERMONT".
Context
Produced for Bromley Resort. Owned by Eve Jacobs of Niskayuna, NY.
Acquisition
1998.47
Made/Created
1970-1975
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Bromley Mountain Ski Resort
Place
Town
Manchester
County
Bennington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
2009.26.13
Description
Rectangular textile patch embroidered with the inscription "UVM BICENTENNIAL" and a banner with the words, "1791 University of Vermont 1991". The patched is edged in green and stabilized on the back with a thin layer of plastic.
Context
Made to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the founding of the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
2009.26
Made/Created
1991
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
University of Vermont
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.622
Description
Navy blue, shield-shaped patch embroidered in yellow with the inscription, "CITY OF BARRE WASHINGTON COUNTY VERMONT SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD". At the center is a green embroidered circle with a brown-and-yellow image of a kneeling man (youth triumphant) with the inscription, "THE GRANITE CENTER OF THE WORLD INC. 1895".
Context
Worn by a school crossing guard in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2014.60
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cloth
Relationships
Person or Organization
Shadroui, Dorothy Croft (1922-2013)
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
2010.11.25
Description
Round embroidered patch with the Vermont Bicentennial logo in the center. The logo consists of a folk-art style village scene with the dates "1791 * 1991" beneath. The inscription, "VERMONT BICENTENNIAL PROJECT" rings the logo.
Context
Made to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Vermont becoming a state
Acquisition
2010.11
Made/Created
1991
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.49
Description
Twenty-two patches stuck to tag board. They represent regions, towns and sports in France.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Cloth
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.52
Description
Navy blue patch with the word "Cherbourg" on a 5 by 5 thank-you card from the Communaute des Souers de la Charite de Jesus et Marie. The patch has four crowns atop a shield featuring three golden dots and four stars on a white band.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Cloth, Cardboard, Ribbon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
2022.70.5
Description
Large red, white and blue patch that includes a circle of white stars around the number 76 in red in the top left corner, red and white stripes in the top right and lower left quadrants and the words, 'Northeast Kingdom Ride In" with pine trees and a snowmobile in the lower right and "Lyndon State College" stitched across the bottom.
Context
Souvenir of Lyndon State College's Northeast Kingdom Ride In
Acquisition
2022.70
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Polyester
Relationships
Person or Organization
Norther Vermont University
Place
Town
Lyndon
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
2014.5.2
Description
Green and white wool felt patch in the shape of a shield. The base of the patch is green felt with a white shield-shaped layer appliqued onto it. The green felt letters M H S are appliqued onto the white layer.
Context
Owned by Sandra B. Collins as a cheerleader at Montpelier High School
Acquisition
2014.5
Made/Created
1943-1947
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Person or Organization
Montpelier High School
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
2007.2.1
Description
Round patch embroidered with a deer emblem in the center with the words, "VERMONT FISH & WILDLIFE". There is a green border embroidered in red with the words, "HUNTER EDUCATION GRADUATE".
Acquisition
2007.2
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Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
1977.41
Description
Round yellow patch edged in green. The patch has the inscription, "GMC INTERSECTIONAL / VERMONT BICENTENNIAL / 1977 / TAMARACK NOTCH . MENDON" with an illustration of a Vermont state flag flying over evergreen trees and mountains.
Context
Made for Vermont's celebration of the US Bicentennial
Acquisition
1977.41
Made/Created
1977
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Fabric
Relationships
Place
Town
Mendon
County
Rutland County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
2007.26
Description
Round green patch embroidered in yellow with the words, "GREEN MOUNTAIN CLUB VERMONT" and a wayfinding sign that reads, "THE LONG TRAIL".
Acquisition
2007.26
Relationships
Person or Organization
Green Mountain Boys State
Place
* Untyped Place
Long Trail
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
2021.16.1
Description
Green cotton patch screen printed in white with silhouettes of people with outstretched arms in front of a mountain. The patch reads, "VERMONT FIGHT FASCISM". The bottom left reads, "pjcvt.org". There is a metal safety pin at the top right corner.
Context
Anti-fascism patch worn by Catherin Cipolla to protests in Vermont
Acquisition
2021.16
Made/Created
2016-2020
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Materials
Cotton
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
1980.3
Description
Rectangular textile patch with a white ground and multi-colored embroidery of the inscription, "U.S. VERMONT BICENTENNIAL" and the Vermont Bicentennial Commission's logo.
Context
Produced for the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the founding of Vermont.
Acquisition
1980.3
Made/Created
1976
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Vermont Bicentennial, US Bicentennial Celebration
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
2011.41.6
Description
Round, black wool patch embroidered in yellow with the words "FORESTS AND PARKS". Embroidered at the center is an image of the state of Vermont in green, with the word "VERMONT" in black on a yellow ground.
Context
Worn by Brian Lindner while working for the Vermont State Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation.
Acquisition
2011.41
Made/Created
1962-1967
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Materials
Wool, Polyester
Relationships
Lindner, Brian, Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
1998.47.1
Description
Rectangular embroidered patch with a rounded bottom edge. The patch shows two skiers on a double chair lift over white-embroidered silhouettes of mountain peaks. The patch is bound in red thread.
Context
Produced for Spruce Peak. Owned by Eve Jacobs of Niskayuna, NY.
Acquisition
1998.47
Made/Created
1970-1975
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Relationships
Person or Organization
Stowe Mountain Resort
Place
Town
Stowe
County
Lamoille County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
2011.39.8
Description
Round black patch embroidered in yellow with the inscription, "SPAULDING HIGH SCHOOL / BARRE VT."
Acquisition
2011.39
Made/Created
1952-1956
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Person or Organization
Spaulding High School
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.211
Description
A blue cloth on which is printed/painted an insignia for the town of Cherbourg. It includes a crest with a row of black stars on a white stripe in the middle and three yellow circles, one below the stars and two above. Over the crest is the name of the town in white letters and there a row of yellow and red brick towers of alternating heights. This cloth patch apparently came in an envelop with the following words typed on the outside: "A nos amis d'Amerique, Tous mes bons souhaits les plus sinceres."
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Dimensions
Materials
Cloth
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Patch
Name/Title
Patch
Entry/Object ID
2021.39.1
Description
White patch with mountains, the Vermont state capitol, a panther, water, an arc of yellow stars and in green lettering, the words "USS Montpelier, SSN 765, Audaces fortuna juvat."
Context
USS Montpelier
Acquisition
2021.39
Dimensions
Materials
Embroidery, Fabric
Pennant
Name/Title
Pennant
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.150
Description
Navy blue (now faded) felt triangular pennant appliquéd with the red felt word, "Spaulding" in gothic letters.
Context
Owned by Winona O'Neil Goodall while a student at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont.
Acquisition
2003.16
Made/Created
1915-1916
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Goodall, Winona O'Neil (1898-1960), Spaulding High School
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pennant
Name/Title
Pennant
Entry/Object ID
2003.62.1
Description
Triangular green felt pennant appliquéd in yellow felt with the words, "Camp Wihokowi" in gothic letters. The short end of the pennant is bound with yellow felt and there are felt tabs attached to either corner of the short end.
Context
Owned by Helen Phipard Dumville who attended Camp Wihakowi in Northfield, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.62
Made/Created
1925-1930
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Materials
Wool
Relationships
Dumville, Helen L. Phipard (1917-2005), Camp Wihokowi
Place
Town
Northfield
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pennant
Name/Title
Pennant
Entry/Object ID
1999.22.2
Description
Triangular blue wool pennant flag with the appliqued, red wool inscription, "SPAULDING". There are two ties at the top and bottom of the back edge. There is a tag on the reverse that reads, "A PRODUCT OF GREEN MOUNTAIN STUDIOS WHTIE RIVER JUNCTION, VT."
Context
Made for Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont by Green Mountain Studios in White River Junction, Vermont
Acquisition
1999.22
Made/Created
Green Mountain Studios
1925-1928
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Dopp, Leroy James, Jr. (1910-1995), Spaulding High School
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pennant
Name/Title
Pennant
Entry/Object ID
2009.46.1
Description
Navy blue wool felt pennant printed with the seal of the Lake Champlain 350th Anniversary Festival and the words, “LAKE CHAMPLAIN”. They seal consists of a scene of four people in a canoe, two wearing traditional European dress and two wearing indigenous American dress. The group is superimposed over an aerial map of the lake, and encircled by the words, “1609 350TH CHAMPLAIN ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL 1959”.
Context
Produced to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the first sighting of Lake Champlain by a European
Acquisition
2009.46
Made/Created
1959
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Person or Organization
Champlain, Samuel de (1580-1635)
Place
Lake
Lake Champlain
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
350th Champlain Anniversary Festival
Pennant
Name/Title
Pennant
Entry/Object ID
2013.40.2
Description
Red and blue triangular pennant printed with the word, "SPAULDING". The pennant is made of two triangles, one red and one blue, stitched together at the center with a zigzag stitch in white thread. The wide edge is bound with red felt.
Context
Owned by Marie Perrigo while a student at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2013.40
Made/Created
1940-1943
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Person or Organization
Spaulding High School
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pennant
Name/Title
Pennant
Entry/Object ID
2010.11.4
Description
Blue felt pennant printed in white with a line drawing of a building and the inscription, "HOUSE O' MAPLE VERMONT SUGAR HOUSE ROYALTON, VERMONT". The short edge of the pennant is bound with white felt. The reverse is stamped in red with the mark, "The KEEZER MFG. Co. School of Artistic Specialties Plaistow, N.H. Made in U.S.A."
Context
Produced as a souvenir of the House o' Maple in Royalton, Vermont
Acquisition
2010.11
Made/Created
The Keezer Manufacturing Co.
1966-1977
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Person or Organization
House o' Maple
Place
Town
Royalton
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pennant
Name/Title
Pennant
Entry/Object ID
2000.55.1
Description
Navy blue felt pennant with white lettering: "MIDDLEBURY". To the left of the word is a white oval with blue building and the date 1800.
Context
Made for Middlebury College of Middlebury, Vermont
Acquisition
2000.55
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Person or Organization
Middlebury College
Place
Town
Middlebury
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pennant
Interpretative Labels
Pennants are commemorative flags that typically show support for a particular sports team. Over the 20th century, other entities adopted the pennant as a form of souvenir or local pride. The pennants in this case are all Vermont-related and represent specific events, locations, and tourist attractions. Vermont Pennant, c. 1950 Plaistow, NH Felt fabric Gift of Wade Walker, #2015.37.2
Name/Title
Pennant
Entry/Object ID
2015.37.4
Description
Dark green felt pennant with the appliqued inscription, "BRISTOL VT.", in gold felt. There is a fabric tag attached to the reverse that reads, "A Product of GREEN MOUNTAIN STUDIOS White River Junction, VT."
Context
Made as a souvenir of Bristol, Vermont
Acquisition
2015.37
Made/Created
Green Mountain Studios
1940-1975
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Place
Town
Bristol
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pennant
Name/Title
Pennant
Entry/Object ID
2021.40.1
Description
Small blue pennant with the white Middlebury College seal that says "Coll.Med.Virid.Mon 1800" around the outside and "Scientia et Virtue" in the center with a book. Also in large white letters, "Middlebury 1926 - 50th Reunion."
Context
Made for the 50th reunion of the Class of 1926 from Middlebury College.
Acquisition
2021.40
Made/Created
1976
Lexicon
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Person or Organization
Middlebury College
Place
Town
Middlebury
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pennant
Name/Title
Pennant
Entry/Object ID
2011.39.3
Description
Triangular red felt pennant flag printed with a round logo consisting of an oil lamp, the initials SHS, and the words, "SPAULDING HIGH SCHOOL BARRE, VT." in a circle. The rest of the pennant is printed with the word, "SPAULDING", in graduating letters toward the pointed end.
Acquisition
2011.39
Made/Created
1952-1956
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Person or Organization
Spaulding High School
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pennant
Interpretative Labels
Pennants are commemorative flags that typically show support for a particular sports team. Over the 20th century, other entities adopted the pennant as a form of souvenir or local pride. The pennants in this case are all Vermont-related and represent specific events, locations, and tourist attractions. Bennington Sesquicentennial Pennant, 1927 Bennington, VT Felt fabric Gift of Morgan Irons, #2021.40.2
Name/Title
Pennant
Entry/Object ID
2021.40.2
Description
Green pennant with image of the Bennington Battle monument and in white lettering, the words, "Sesqui Centennial, Bennington, Vt. Aug. 13, 1927" and to the side, "1777."
Context
Made to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Bennington
Acquisition
2021.40
Made/Created
1927
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Place
City
Bennington
County
Bennington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Battle of Bennington Sesquicentennial
Pennant
Name/Title
Pennant
Entry/Object ID
2014.52.26
Description
Blue wool felt pennant printed in red with the words "CRIMSON TIDE". Toward the wide end is a logo consisting of a personified ocean wave with the words, "SPAULDING HIGH SCHOOL". The wide end is appliqued with a strip of white felt and there are four white felt strips attached to the pennant for tying.
Context
Produced for students of Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2014.52
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Person or Organization
Spaulding High School
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pennant
Name/Title
Pennant
Entry/Object ID
2020.26.2
Description
Green wool felt pennant with the yellow inscription, "VERMONT". At the wide end of the pennant is a circular logo with the inscription "SIGILLUM UNIVERSITATIS VIRIDIMONTANAE 1791" around the edge and an oil lamp in the center.
Context
Used by Sarah Dopp in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
2020.26
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Materials
Wool
Relationships
Person or Organization
University of Vermont
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pennant
Name/Title
Pennant
Entry/Object ID
2000.19.3
Description
Navy blue wool felt pennant with the white printed inscription, "TRINITY COLLEGE OF VERMONT" and the school's logo (three circles covering a triangle). The broad end is bound in white wool felt and has two strips of fabric attached at both the top and bottom. The cardboard manufacturer's tag is still attached and reads, "Collegiate Pacific Felt Products / Traditional Wool Felt Pennants".
Context
Commissioned by Trinity College of Vermont of Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
2000.19
Made/Created
Wool Felt Products, Inc.
2000
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Person or Organization
Trinity College of Vermont
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Piano Scarf
Name/Title
Piano Scarf
Entry/Object ID
2007.18.92
Description
Chenille piano scarf, rust colored with tassel fringe. It is woven with a carpet-like design of large-format flowers.
Context
Owned by Ruth Catlin in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
2007.18
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Relationships
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Piano Scarf
Name/Title
Piano Scarf
Entry/Object ID
1966.72.2
Description
Burgundy wool piano scarf embroidered around the edges with white flowers and fern leaves. The scarf is edged with a wide border of burgundy silk velvet.
Acquisition
1966.72
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool, Silk
Pillow
Name/Title
Pillow
Entry/Object ID
2009.6
Description
Unfinished pillow top made from 72 cigarette silks, now mounted on an archival padded board. The brightly colored silk squares feature pictures of famous women and flowers. They vary in size. They were hand-sewn together onto a muslin backing using a yellow floss chain stitch. The vertical rows alternate between pictures of women and pictures of flowers. The name of each flower is printed on its image, and each woman's picture is imprinted with her name, title, or signature, such as Helena, Queen of Italy, Bessie Clifford, or Olga, Queen of Greece.
Context
Made by Vivan Hughes of Hartford, Vermont.
Acquisition
2009.6
Made/Created
Artist
Hughes, Vivian
1910-1920
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Cotton
Pillow
Name/Title
Pillow
Entry/Object ID
2011.12.4
Description
Embroidered throw pillow with crewel embroidery. In the center is a large spray of small daisy-type flowers in shades of purple with yellow and red centers and three large leaves and stems in two shades of green, all on a light blue linen background material with a light violet 1-inch fringe on all sides of pillow.
Context
Made by Alma Guilmette Hedding in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2011.12
Made/Created
Artist
Hedding, Alma Mae Guilmette (1928-2011)
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen, Silk
Pillow
Name/Title
Pillow
Entry/Object ID
2011.12.5
Description
Unfinished embroidered throw pillow. In the center is a crewel-embroidered spray of daffodils in shades of yellow and orange, with long narrow leaves in shades of green. This is encircled with a chain of gold and in the four corners, triangles of gold scrolled embroidery. The bottom edge of the case is the opening, which is frayed.
Context
Made by Alma Guilmette Hedding in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2011.12
Made/Created
Artist
Hedding, Alma Mae Guilmette (1928-2011)
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen, Cotton
Pillow Cover
Name/Title
Pillow Cover
Entry/Object ID
1927.11
Description
Pillow cover made of blue silk fabric with four appliqued 5-pointed stars. One end is looped with twisted silk rope.
Context
Made from Admiral George Dewey's flag
Acquisition
1927.11
Lexicon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Dewey, George (1837-1917)
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Spanish-American War
Pillow Covers
Name/Title
Pillow Covers
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.853a-b
Description
Matching pair of white cotton pillow covers. They are decorated with rows of tucks forming a windowpane check. They secure over the pillow with 4 nacre buttons along one of the narrow ends.
Context
Owned by Elizabeth Tilden in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2014.60
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Mother of Pearl
Relationships
Person or Organization
Tilden, Elizabeth McDermott (1845-1917)
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pillow Sham
Name/Title
Pillow Sham
Entry/Object ID
2003.16.156
Description
Square pillow sham embroidered in red work with the outline of multiple flower stems and the heavily embellished words, "Good Night".
Context
Owned by a member of the Goodall family in Montpelier, Vermont.
Acquisition
2003.16
Made/Created
circa 1925
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Place
City
Montpelier
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pillow Sham
Name/Title
Pillow Sham
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.866b
Description
Pillow sham printed with an engraved illustration of a large, neoclassical building with a central cupola. There is an eagle at the center top with a federal shield and the words "E PLURIBUS UNUM". The bottom center is labeled, "MEMORIAL HALL ART GALLERY / 1776 CENTENNIAL 1876". There is a teal striped border with white 6-pointed stars.
Acquisition
2014.60
Made/Created
1876
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Event
US Centennial
Pillow Sham
Name/Title
Pillow Sham
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.846
Description
White cotton pillow sham with large, scalloped border. The sham is embroidered with the initials "R E" over a crescent of swirls and flowers.
Acquisition
2014.60
Made/Created
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Glass
Pillow Sham
Name/Title
Pillow Sham
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.851a
Description
Set of 2 matching pillow shams. It is embroidered in red with a line drawing of a girl in bed flanked on top and bottom with the words, "Good Morning". The sun is rising through a window behind the bed.
Acquisition
2014.60
Made/Created
1900-1920
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen, Cotton
Pillow Sham
Name/Title
Pillow Sham
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.855
Description
Light pink cotton pillow sham. Two ends are edged with a cotton ruffle. The center is decorated with a geometric pattern of openwork embroidery.
Context
Owned by a member of the Breen family of Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2014.60
Made/Created
1920-1929
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pillow Sham
Name/Title
Pillow Sham
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.865
Description
Pillow sham printed with an engraved illustration of a large, neoclassical building with a central cupola. There is an eagle at the center top with a federal shield and the words "E PLURIBUS UNUM". The bottom center is labeled, "MEMORIAL HALL ART GALLERY / 1776 CENTENNIAL 1876". There is a red striped border with white 6-pointed stars.
Acquisition
2014.60
Made/Created
1876
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Event
US Centennial
Pillow Sham
Name/Title
Pillow Sham
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.866a
Description
Pillow sham printed with an engraved illustration of a large, neoclassical building with a central cupola. There is an eagle at the center top with a federal shield and the words "E PLURIBUS UNUM". The bottom center is labeled, "MEMORIAL HALL ART GALLERY / 1776 CENTENNIAL 1876". There is a blue striped border with white 6-pointed stars.
Acquisition
2014.60
Made/Created
1876
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Event
US Centennial
Pillow Sham
Name/Title
Pillow Sham
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.851b
Description
Set of 2 matching pillow shams. It is embroidered in red with a line drawing of a girl in bed flanked on top and bottom with the words, "Good Night". Winged infant heads surround the image.
Acquisition
2014.60
Made/Created
1900-1920
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen, Cotton
Pillow Shams
Name/Title
Pillow Shams
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.844a-b
Description
Matching pair of white cotton pillow shams. Each has a ruffled border and is embroidered with the letter "H" in the center in white thread.
Context
Made by Edith Richardson of Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2014.60
Made/Created
Artist
Richardson, Edith Whitcomb (1870-1943)
1880-1900
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Pillow Shams
Name/Title
Pillow Shams
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.852a-b
Description
Matching pair of white cotton pillow shams. Each is embroidered using chain stitches in an abstract floral pattern with a central medallion and surrounding border.
Context
Owned by Elizabeth Tilden in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2014.60
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Tilden, Elizabeth McDermott (1845-1917)
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pillowcase
Name/Title
Pillowcase
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.565
Description
Unfinished pillowcase printed with a photograph of a young child. The child is white with blonde hair, wearing a white dress, and sitting in a carved wooden chair.
Acquisition
2014.60
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk
Pillowcase
Name/Title
Pillowcase
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.845
Description
Plain, white cotton pillowcase.
Context
Owned by Elizabeth Hosmer in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2014.60
Made/Created
circa 1920
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Hosmer, Elizabeth (1914-1990)
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pillowcase
Name/Title
Pillowcase
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.848
Description
Pillowcase made from three layers. The back layer is yellow, the middle layer is pink, and the top layer is white embroidered with alternating squares in blue and yellow.
Acquisition
2014.60
Made/Created
circa 1940
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Acrylic
Pillowcase
Name/Title
Pillowcase
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.854
Description
Small, white cotton pillowcase. The edge is decorated with a narrow lace border.
Context
Owned by Elizabeth Hosmer of Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2014.60
Made/Created
1914-1918
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Hosmer, Elizabeth (1914-1990)
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pillowcase
Name/Title
Pillowcase
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.867
Description
White cotton pillowcase embroidered with pink thread with a design of a line drawing of a swan in a pond. There is white cotton lace around the opening edge. The initial "L" is embroidered in the bottom right corner.
Acquisition
2014.60
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Pillowcase
Name/Title
Pillowcase
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.117
Description
Linen lace pillowcase, oval in shape, buttons in back.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Lace
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Pillowcase
Name/Title
Pillowcase
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.847
Description
Rectangular linen pillowcase. There are two holes where the ties used to be. The initials "RM" are inked in one corner.
Acquisition
2014.60
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Pillowcase
Name/Title
Pillowcase
Entry/Object ID
2007.18.179a-b
Description
Pair of white linen pillowcases with scalloped edges. they each have an embroidered "H" on them.
Context
Owned by Lilian Baker Carlisle of Burlington, Vermont.
Acquisition
2007.18
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Person or Organization
Carlisle, Lilian Baker (1912-2006)
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pillowcase
Name/Title
Pillowcase
Entry/Object ID
1976.43.83
Description
White linen pillowcase with a large, gathered ruffle around the open end.
Acquisition
1976.43
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Pillowcase
Name/Title
Pillowcase
Entry/Object ID
1976.43.82
Description
White linen pillowcase with a large, gathered ruffle around the open end.
Acquisition
1976.43
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Pillowcase
Name/Title
Pillowcase
Entry/Object ID
2007.18.486
Description
This is a souvenir pillowcase. It features a front panel made of black velvet and a back panel made of red plastic. Around the edges of the pillowcase, there is a gold fringe for added decoration. The front panel is painted with various brightly colored scenes depicted in vignettes. These scenes include a hermit thrush on red clover, the State House in Montpelier, a sugaring scene, a high scenic overlook, a covered bridge, Quechee Gorge, the Ticonderoga steamship, a horse by a barn, and a granite quarry.
Acquisition
2007.18
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Plastic, Cotton
Relationships
Place
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pillowcase
Name/Title
Pillowcase
Entry/Object ID
1967.100.8
Description
Plain-weave linen pillowcase. It is stitched in light blue with the initials "A P W".
Acquisition
1967.100
Lexicon
Woven Textile Details
Plain Weave
Average Warp Count
Warp Materials
Weft Count
Weft Materials
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Person or Organization
Waterman, Amos Palmer (1811-1882)
Place
Town
Norwich
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pillowcase
Name/Title
Pillowcase
Entry/Object ID
1967.100.9
Description
Plain-weave linen pillowcase. It is stitched in light blue with the initials "M.H.W".
Acquisition
1967.100
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Plain Weave
Average Warp Count
Warp Materials
Weft Count
Weft Materials
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Person or Organization
Waterman, Mary Hovey (1816-1841)
Pillowcase
Name/Title
Pillowcase
Entry/Object ID
1969.24.2
Description
Linen pillowcase with the inked laundry mark, "Louisa Wilder No. 4". There is a line of drawnwork along the hem, and a narrow border of crocheted lace.
Context
Owned by Louisa Hall Wilder in Brattleboro, Vermont or Plymouth, Vermont
Acquisition
1969.24
Made/Created
circa 1875
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Plain Weave
Average Warp Count
Warp Materials
Weft Count
Weft Materials
Materials
Linen
Relationships
Person or Organization
Wilder, Louisa Hall (1816-1898)
,
Pillowcases
Name/Title
Pillowcases
Entry/Object ID
2007.57.67a-b
Description
Pair of unfinished white linen pillowcases. Each pillowcase is decorated along the opening edge with whitework embroidery in a floral pattern. The edges are left unhemmed. The unstitched hem is printed with the label, "796 42 inch COPYRIGHTED 1923 CAMPBELL, METZGER JACOBSON EMBROIDER & CROCHET WITH 'PERI-LUSTA'."
Acquisition
2007.57
Made/Created
Campbell, Metzger & Jacobson
1923
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Linen
Pillowcases
Name/Title
Pillowcases
Entry/Object ID
2007.55.72 a-b
Description
Pair of white linen pillowcases. The pillowcases have a machine-made lace edging that has been hand sewn on, as well as a hand-sewn flat-felled or welt seam on the long edge. There is brown ink in cursive writing that states "Abigail Spear, Braintree, Vt., No. 8", as well as some hand-drawn leaves and vines. On the back of each pillowcase, there is embroidery in silk thread that reads "Abigail Spear", along with embroidered leaves on a vine.
Context
Owned by Abigail Spear in Braintree, Vermont.
Acquisition
2007.55
Made/Created
Artist
Spear, Abigail Darling (1795-1846)
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Pincushion
Name/Title
Pincushion
Entry/Object ID
1950.7
Description
Pincushion covered in red, twill-woven wool. The top is decorated with clear glass beads couched onto paper then appliqued onto the wool. The beads for a floral frame around the edge of the cushion and the letter R in gothic scripts at the center. There is white, beaded fringe around the edge. A paper note is stitched onto the bottom that reads, "Beaded pillow, made for Miss Clara Ranney's aunt, by a Vermont Indian woman (possibly an Abenequi), while in Brattleboro, about 1885. Gift of Miss Clara E. Ranney, Saxton's River, Vt. 8/12/50".
Context
Made by an Indigenous American artisan, likely for the tourist trade. Owned in Brattleboro, Vermont
Acquisition
1950.7
Made/Created
circa 1885
Ethnography
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Relationships
Place
Town
Brattleboro
County
Windham County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pincushion
Name/Title
Pincushion
Entry/Object ID
1958.35.1
Description
Large rectangular pincushion embroidered on the top with Berlinwork needlepoint in a design of autumn leaves. The back of the cushion is green and purple silk. The edge is decorated with a red ruffle.
Context
Given as a wedding gift to John Socrates Tuttle Wallace and Harriet Hazleton
Acquisition
1958.35
Made/Created
1864
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Sawdust, Silk, Wool
Relationships
Wallace, John Socrates Tuttle (1835-1913), Wallace, Harriet Morey Hazleton (1833-1899)
Place
Town
Barnet
County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Pincushion
Name/Title
Pincushion
Entry/Object ID
1960.24.34
Description
Beaded pincushion in the shape of a flower. The cushion is beaded with a design of a white flower or snowflake and greet leaves or pine needles on a red ground. The cushion is backed with white cotton and bound in pink silk.
Acquisition
1960.24
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Glass, Cotton, Wool
Pincushion
Name/Title
Pincushion
Entry/Object ID
1960.20.1
Description
Beaded pin cushion. The cushions has a purple velvet center decorated with clear, silver, blue, green, and yellow glass beads in the shape of a dove holding a branch. The border is scalloped and decorated with clear, silver, red, blue, green, and yellow glass beads. There are loops of clear glass beads forming a fringe around the edge. The back is lined with purple plain-woven silk.
Acquisition
1960.20
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Glass, Silk, Cotton, Wool
Pincushion
Name/Title
Pincushion
Entry/Object ID
1962.52.4
Description
Purple velvet pincushion. The front is heavily beaded with clear glass beads in a floral pattern. The reverse is backed in blue cotton.
Context
Likely owned by Maggie Miller Ingersoll of Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
1962.52
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Cotton, Glass
Relationships
Person or Organization
Rodee, Maggie Miller (1864-1941)
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Poster
Name/Title
Poster
Entry/Object ID
1932.8
Description
Rectangular white cotton poster painted with the inscription, "HARRISON & TYLER. LITTLE BOYS BUT BIG WHIGS." There are three stamps along the left edge of the fabric, bleeding through from the reverse. One shows a man within an elaborate wreath surrounded by the inscription, "CHAMPION OF THE AMERICAN SYSTEM". One is in the shape of a medal of honor. One is a six-pointed star over a hexagon.
Context
Produced for the 1840 presidential campaign of William Henry Harrison and running mate John Tyler.
Acquisition
1932.8
Made/Created
1840
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Harrison, William Henry (1773-1841), Tyler, John (1790-1862)
Potholder
Name/Title
Potholder
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.127
Description
Flowered potholder, with red, green and violet flowers on a cream background. Store tag still attached. Backside is plain green.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
Continent
Potholder
Name/Title
Potholder
Entry/Object ID
2010.39.1a
Description
a= Potholder
a= Potholder, white with red stitched edging and blue lettering on one side: "ELECT THE/ REPUBLICAN TEAM" and then listing the Republican slate of officers.
Context
The names on the potholder are the Republican slate of candidates for statewide offices on the ballot in the November 1970 election.
Acquisition
2010.39
Made/Created
1970
Lexicon
Materials
Cotton, Metal
Relationships
Person or Organization
Davis, Deane C. (1900-1990)
Prize Ribbon
Name/Title
Prize Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1951.5
Description
Blue silk ribbon printed with an image of a sheep and the inscription, "VT. STATE FAIR. 1851."
Context
Awarded at the Vermont State Fair held in Middlebury, Vermont, in 1851
Acquisition
1951.5
Made/Created
Vermont State Fair
1851
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Woven Textile Details
Plain Weave
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Place
Town
Middlebury
County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Vermont State Fair
Prize Ribbon
Name/Title
Prize Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1995.30.4
Description
This green silk ribbon features a round metal button positioned at the top. The button showcases a full-color illustration of the Vermont state seal. The ribbon itself displays an image of a chicken along with the following text: "SPECIAL PRIZE SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL EXHIBITION VERMONT STATE POULTRY ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED ST. ALBANS, VERMONT JAN. 20-21, 1914."
Acquisition
1995.30
Made/Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1914
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Metal, Paper
Relationships
Person or Organization
Vermont State Poultry Association, Incorporated
Place
City
St. Albans City
County
Franklin County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Prize Ribbon
Name/Title
Prize Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1996.49.21
Description
Light blue satin-woven ribbon printed on the front with the state seal of Vermont and the inscription, "VERMONT Dairymen's Association. Annual Meeting AND DAIRY EXHIBIT AT BURLINGTON January 8, 9, and 10, 1901. First Prize. CLASS 4. 20-LB. Creamery Tub."
Context
Awarded at the 1901 Dairymen's Association annual meeting and exhibit in Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
1996.49
Made/Created
1901
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Person or Organization
Vermont Dairymen's Association
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Promotional Banner
Name/Title
Promotional Banner
Entry/Object ID
2008.53.1a-b
Description
Large green canvas banner painted with the words, “VERMONT TRANSIT”. The edges are bound with 1”-wide cotton tape. There are large brass grommets on each corn. The banner is accompanied by a narrow carrying case of green canvas. The case is bound with white tape and sewn with white thread. It has a handle made from red, white, and blue webbing. It secures with two snaps.
Context
Used by Vermont Transit Company
Acquisition
2008.53
Made/Created
1980
Lexicon
Dimensions
Materials
Cotton, Brass
Relationships
Person or Organization
Vermont Transit Company, Inc.
Place
City
Burlington
County
Chittenden County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Promotional Banner
Name/Title
Promotional Banner
Entry/Object ID
2012.58.45
Description
White vinyl banner. The left side of the banner is printed with an illustration of a village set amid green hills. The buildings in the village, which include houses, a church, and what appears to be a storage unit, all have white walls and blue-grey roofs. The rest of the banner is printed with the inscription, "Vermont History Expo 2010 / History's Country Fair / June 26th and 27th Tunbridge, Vermont".
Context
Made to advertise Vermont History Expo in 2010
Acquisition
2012.58
Made/Created
Artist
Dillon, Helen
2010
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Vinyl
Relationships
Person or Organization
Vermont Historical Society
Place
Town
Tunbridge
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Vermont History Expo
Promotional Banner
Name/Title
Promotional Banner
Entry/Object ID
2011.1.53
Description
Orange nylon banner. The banner has the Vermont Historical Society logo in the upper left corner with the inscription, "The Vermont Historical Society presents: VERMONT HISTORY expo 2001", in the center and the dates "June 23-24 10 am - 5 pm" in the bottom left corner. There are 5 metal grommets across both the top and bottom edges.
Context
Made to advertise Vermont History Expo in 2001
Acquisition
2011.1
Made/Created
2001
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Nylon, Brass
Relationships
Person or Organization
Vermont Historical Society
Place
Town
Tunbridge
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Vermont History Expo
Promotional Ribbon
Name/Title
Promotional Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2003.15.4
Description
Round white button with attached green silk ribbon. The button is printed with an image of a large, neoclassical building and the inscription, "SOLDIER'S MEMORIAL BUILDING STOWE, VT." The ribbon is printed in gold with the inscription, "OLD HOME WEEK / STOWE, VERMONT AUG. 16-23, 1903 / BREATHES THERE A MAN WITH SOUL SO DEAD, WHO NEVER TO HIMSELF HATH SAID, 'THIS IS MY OWN, MY NATIVE LAND.'" The back of the ribbon has a paper label with a long advertisement for the manufacturer.
Context
Made for Old Homes Week in Stowe, Vermont
Acquisition
2003.15
Made/Created
The Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1903
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Ribbon, Paper, Metal
Relationships
Place
Town
Stowe
County
Lamoille County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Event
Old Home Day
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1986.8.1
Description
Pieced quilt consisting of 36 blocks, each 9-14" square. The blocks are in a cross pattern created with small rectangles of plain white and several patterns of pink, floral-printed fabric. At the center of each square is the inked name of a woman from Vermont. All the names appear to have been written by the same hand.
Context
Made by Iona Bell Jasmin of Rutland, Vermont
Acquisition
1986.8
Made/Created
Artist
Jasmin, Iona Bell (1896-1982)
circa 1920
Lexicon
Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
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Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1976.17.1
Description
Pieced quilt in the Garden Maze pattern. The quilt is pieced of white cotton and red-printed calico cotton with a small, repeating design of stylized flowers. The pieced design creates an overall geometric pattern through the use of bands. The bands are quilted along the piecing seams and the white ground is quilted diagonally. Alternate names for this pattern include Wild Goose and Cupid's Arrowpoint.
Context
Made by Lucy Bemis for her son, Ira Bemis, at his marriage, 1855.
Acquisition
1976.17
Made/Created
Artist
Bemis, Lucy Austin (1796-1887)
1855
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Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Bemis, Ira (1835-1911)
Place
Town
Marshfield
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
2016.55
Description
Pieced "postage stamp" quilt. All the pieces of the quilt face are square, and the colors are arranged to hint at a log cabin pattern with a small, central square (yellow) surrounded by ever larger squares (red). There are no solid fabrics used. Pieces included woven patterns, largely plaids with some stripes, and printed calicos in floral patterns. The quilt in backed in red calico printed with a small pattern of a crossed hammer and axe. The edges are bounded in pink-and-red floral calico. There are 17,820 pieces on the front (per donor).
Context
Made by Minnie Smith of Athens, Vermont
Acquisition
2016.55
Made/Created
Smith, Minnie (1856-1936)
1890-1899
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Overall
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Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1976.43.100
Description
Pieced quilt in a Log Cabin pattern in various silks. The silks used are of a large variety of colors and woven patterns, largely strips and plaids. The center piece of the center block is red, but the rest of the blocks have light-blue centers. Within each block, the fabric choices are mirrored, but there are no repeated blocks. Some fabrics are used within multiple blocks, but there is no pattern to the repetition. The quilt is backed with black and rust-red striped silk and bound with blue silk ribbon. It is machine quilted with blue threads, vertically and diagonally.
Context
Likely owned by a member of the Kent family in Calais, Vermont
Acquisition
1976.43
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Wool, Cotton
Relationships
Place
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1976.43.141
Description
Pieced quilt in the Kings of St. Andrews Cross pattern. The fabrics used are all printed cottons, or calicos, with various floral, geometric, and plaid patterns. Each block consists of a pointed cross around a center white square. Between each block is banding of white cotton printed in a pink geometric pattern. The center of each block is signed with a name; most of the names are of women from Calais, VT, and E. Montpelier, VT, but some are from Richmond, VT, and Swansea, NH. The names all appear to have been written in the same hand. There are shaped cutouts at the bottom to corners for bed posts.
Context
Likely owned by a member of the Kent family in Calais, Vermont.
Acquisition
1976.43
Made/Created
1850-1875
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Cotton
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Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1976.43.161
Description
Pieced quilt made of 7-inch blocks placed diagonally with 2-3/4-inch sashing between them. Each block is stitched into an hourglass or bowtie patter featuring brown, pink, and blue printed cotton. The bottom corners are cut out to fit bed posts. The reverse also pieced, though more plainly with purple printed blocks and white sashing.
Context
Likely owned by a member of the Kent family in Calais, Vermont
Acquisition
1976.43
Made/Created
1825-1850
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Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Place
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
2004.38.1
Description
Narrow pieced quilt in the Rolling Star or Carpenter's Wheel pattern. The quilt is pieced from solid red and solid white cotton in a pattern that resembles stars or snowflakes. The two short ends have a border of alternating squares and stars. The edges are bound with red tape. The quilt is hand pieced and hand quilted. The quilting is extravagant and follows the piecing pattern. The quilt is marked with the handwritten inscription, "Mattie Sept. 11, 1879".
Context
Made by Mattie Galusha in Shaftsbury, Vermont.
Acquisition
2004.38
Made/Created
Artist
Simmons, Martha Eliza Galusha (1860-1947)
1879
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Cotton
Quilt
Interpretative Labels
This quilt was made by Miss Jane Andrews of Northfield, aunt of Miss Carrie Willey of Montpelier. Miss Willey says her aunt started the quilt when she (Miss Willey) was a schoolgirl and she remembers pieces of her grandmother's dresses that are in the quilt, pieces of her great-aunt's dresses and even pieces of her own small aprons. The Log Cabin Pattern is one of the earliest patterns and there are a great many variations of the same theme.
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1951.28.2
Description
Large pieced quilt in a variation of a log cabin pattern. The pieces are laid out around red squares, with half the block in light colors and half in dark. The light colors are primarily white chintzes and calicos with small, pink flowers and sprigs. The dark colors are primarily brown chintzes with full-color flowers and sprigs. There are also black fabric with white dots, brown plaid, and dark blue. The blue is only used directly adjacent to the red squares. The back is lined with white glazed cotton calico sprigged with pink flowers, and the layers are only quilted together around the red squares. The edges are bound with brown cotton chintz with pink roses.
Context
Made by Jane Andrews of Northfield, Vermont
Acquisition
1951.28
Made/Created
Andrews, Jane
1875-1885
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Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1980.20
Description
Crazy quilt pieced of silk fabrics in satin, plain, and velvet weaves. The corner of each block is decorated with an orange pompom, and every seam is elaborately embroidered with stitches ranging from blanket stitch to herringbone stitch. A United States flag ribbon has been appliqued on the top row, and a velvet pouch has been appliqued near the center.
Context
Made by Mary Davis Alcott and Frances Ellen Alcott Williams of Chester, Vermont
Acquisition
1980.20
Made/Created
Alcott, Mary Davis (1814-1901), Williams, Frances Ellen Alcott (1836-1908)
circa 1880-1870
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Silk, Silk
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1980.22
Description
Pieced quilt made of 14-inch blocks with sashing in between. Each block is made of three-inch square in varying prints of brown, red, blue, pink, and orange. Each block has two prints and plain white square in the center. The center square of each block bears an inked name.
Acquisition
1980.22
Made/Created
circa 1850
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Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1981.23
Description
Crazy quilt pieced irregularly of various silks. Each seam is decorated with feather stitch embroidery. Decorative motifs include horse shoes, needles, flowers, and one block that is similar to the Dresden Plate pattern. The quilt is backed with five strips of silk, dotted all over with yellow pompoms.
Context
Made by Emma Ann Shepherd Scribner in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1981.23
Made/Created
Artist
Scribner, Emma Ann Shepherd (1852-1920)
1883
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Materials
Silk
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1953.38.3
Description
Crazy quilt constructed of several different types of silk, cotton, and wool. The quilt is made from square blocks set diagonally to the edge. The edges are bound with black velvet, and the back is lined with orange silk. It is tied rather than quilted. The seams are decorated with embroidery stitches including feather stitch and herringbone stitch.
Context
Made by Sylvia Howland in Springfield, Vermont
Acquisition
1953.38
Made/Created
Artist
Howland, Sylvia Ann Shipman
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Dimensions
Materials
Silk, Ribbon, Glass
Relationships
Person or Organization
Howland, Fred A. (1865-1953)
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1953.38.4
Description
Crazy quilt pieced from several colors and patterns of wool. The piecing seams are decorated with feather stitches. The back is pieced from large pieces, with two strips of crazy piecing. The seams of the back are also decorated with feather stitches. It is tied rather than quilted.
Context
Made by Sylvia Howland in Springfield, Vermont
Acquisition
1953.38
Made/Created
Artist
Howland, Sylvia Ann Shipman
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Dimensions
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Person or Organization
Howland, Fred A. (1865-1953)
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1982.23.1
Description
Pieced quilt in a Variable Star or Ohio Star pattern. Each block has a star pieced from solid white and printed calico cotton form from triangles around a central square block. The quilt is composed of nine rows of 10.5-inch blocks set diagonally with 2.5-inch sashing. The sashing is quilted in a cable design. The central squares are each signed in ink with the name of a resident of Randolph Center, Vermont.
Context
Made in Randolph Center, Vermont
Acquisition
1982.23
Made/Created
1850-1875
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Overall
Materials
Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1982.24.16
Description
Pieced crib quilt in a star design. The quilt uses two fabrics: a floral calico of white vines on red ground, and a calico of black lines on white ground. The blocks alternate between solid red blocks and red stars on white blocks. The stars are eight-pointed and situated around a white circle. Each row is 5 block across, and they are oriented diagonally. Each block is 5-1/2" x 5-1/4". They are hand pieced, but the binding is stitched by machine.
Context
Made by Lemira Barrett Goodhue of Burlington, Vermont
Acquisition
1982.24
Made/Created
Artist
Goodhue, Lemira Barrett (1849-1929)
Goodhue, Lemira Barrett (1849-1929)
circa 1880
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Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Coolidge, Grace Anna Goodhue (1879-1957)
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1982.24.56
Description
Crazy quilt pieced of various silks in satin, plain, brocade, and velvet weaves. The seams between each piece are decorated with embroidery--mostly feather stitch--and the pieces are highly decorated with embroidery and paint. Embroidered motifs include flowers, fan, crescent moon, store, star, daisy, musical staff, razor, person drawing, dog, fly, bird, butterfly, woman, cat, shaving cup and spider on a web. Painted motifs include strawberries, flowers, spider, insect, owl on the crescent moon, butterfly, and birds on branches. The center block is embroidered with the initials "AIG" and the date "1887". The quilt is backed with a cotton printed with a repeating design of thistles. The back has yarn ties, but they do not go through to the top layer.
Context
Owned by Andrew Issacher Goodhue of Burlington, Vermont. Likely made for him by his wife, Lemira Barrett Goodhue.
Acquisition
1982.24
Made/Created
Artist
Goodhue, Lemira Barrett (1849-1929)
1887
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton, Silk
Relationships
Person or Organization
Goodhue, Andrew Issachar (1848-1923)
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1982.24.57
Description
Small crazy quilt pieced of various silks in satin, plain, brocade, and velvet weaves. The seams between each piece are decorated with embroidery, mostly feather stitch. The entire perimeter of the quilt is decorated with satin ribbon loops, 1-5/8" long, in several different colors. The quilt is backed with a yellow striped silk and tied with blue yarn. There is no batting.
One of the pieces is the same fabric that is used as the backing of 1982.24.56.
Context
Likely made by Lemira Barret Goodhue of Burlington, Vermont.
Acquisition
1982.24
Made/Created
Artist
Goodhue, Lemira Barrett (1849-1929)
circa 1885
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Overall
Materials
Silk
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1982.29.1
Description
Family tree autograph quilt signed with names of members of the Sparrow family of Calais, Vermont. The quilt is pieced of squares with cross designs set diagonally. The blocks are largely grouped into sets of four, with single blocks filling in around the edges. Each block contains three fabrics: a dark/prominent print (forming the cross), a light/subtle print filling the triangles at the edges, and a plain white center square. The center square of each block has the name of a person, sometimes the person's life dates, and the person's relationship to either the maker or recipient of the quilt (i.e. grandmother).
Context
Made by a member of the Sparrow family of Calais, Vermont
Acquisition
1982.29
Made/Created
1887
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Overall
Materials
Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1954.40.1
Description
Pieced quilt in a cherry basket pattern. The pattern is formed from pink cotton with a subtle sprigged pattern. The ground is white cotton with a light blue sprigged pattern. Each decorated block consists of a basket formed from an arch and 11 triangles. There is pink sashing between the blocks, and each block is set diagonally to the edges. The lower corners are cut out to accommodate a high post bed. Pencil marks from quilting remain.
Context
Made by Lucy Hale in Plymouth, Vermont
Acquisition
1954.40
Made/Created
Artist
Hale, Lucy
1850-1852
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Dimensions
Materials
Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1954.40.2
Description
Pieced quilt in a variation of a log cabin pattern. Each block is pieced around a dark blue center, with half the block formed of dark/deep colored fabrics and the other half formed of light-colored fabric, creating an alternate visual pattern of light and dark diamond blocks. The fabrics are all wool, and are both solids and patterned. The back is pieced in a plain, nondecorative block pattern. However, the colors are carefully arranged to create a bull's-eye effect.
Context
Made by Ella Hay Harris in Ludlow, Vermont
Acquisition
1954.40
Made/Created
Artist
Harris, Ella Eliza Day (1856-1939)
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Dimensions
Materials
Wool, Linen, Cotton
Quilt
Interpretative Labels
Quilt, 1932 Frances Slater Russo Rutland, VT Cotton "Grandmother's Flower Garden" was one of the most popular patterns of the early 20th century, but even so this quilt is a particularly beautiful example of the form. Looking closely, you can see that each tiny hexagon has been handstitched. Francis Russo worked as a seamstress during the Great Depression, and earned ten cents an hour doing that work. She made this quilt for a neighbor, and earned $100 for it. At her previous rate, that would mean she spent a thousand hours working on the quilts, which is easy to believe.
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
2002.1.1
Description
Paper-pieced quilt in the pattern Grandmother's Flower Garden. The design consists of small hexagons forming flowers. Each flower has an orange center, with the "petals" made of printed cottons in various colors. Each is then bordered by a row of white, and they are held together by hexagons in plain green. The same green is made into a border around the whole quilt, and is quilted into a feather design. Both the piecing and quilted are handstitched.
Context
Made by Frances Slater Russo for her neighbor
Acquisition
2002.1
Made/Created
Artist
Russo, Frances Slater
1932
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Overall
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Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1959.15
Description
White wholecloth quilt. It is quilted with a vine design in a central medallion and border. The ground is quilted in a diaper patter.
Context
Made by the daughters of Governor Silas Jennison in Shoreham, Vermont
Acquisition
1959.15
Made/Created
Jennison, Sara C. (1825-1868), Little, Lurana Sanford Jennison (1816-1900), Orvis, Ruth Jennison (1823-1897), Dodge, Laura Louise Jennison
1845
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Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1959.37.26
Description
Tied wholecloth quilt. One side of the quilt is a glazed cotton chintz with a design of yellow, brown, and cream roses with green leaves and stems on a brown ground. The other side has a printed design of red roses on a green ground. The batting is wool, and the quilt is tied rather than stitched.
Acquisition
1959.37
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Overall
Materials
Cotton, Wool
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1959.37.27
Description
Log Cabin quilt in the barn raising variation. The pieced quilt shows a design of strips of printed cotton arranged into square blocks around a center square of pink cotton. Two adjacent sides of each block are made using darker colored fabrics, and the other two adjacent sides are made using fabrics with white grounds. Combined, this creates a quilt with an overall alternating design, giving the impression of a square bull's eye. The quilt is backed with a printed cotton with a design of tiny vines forming green and red stripes and clusters of green, white, red, and black dots. The edges of the quilt are bound with printed cotton, and the quilt is tied rather than stitched.
Acquisition
1959.37
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Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1959.37.33
Description
Pieced quilt in the Sunshine and Shadows variation of the Log Cabin pattern. The design is formed from thirty blocks. Each block contains four Log Cabin style blocks pieced around pink centers. The strips forming the pattern are primarily arranged with the light-colored pieces at the center and the dark-colored pieces at the corners. The placement pattern does not hold true at the top and bottom edges of the quilt. The quilt is backed with a pink-and-yellow plaid cotton and is tied rather than stitched.
Acquisition
1959.37
Made/Created
1875-1885
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Materials
Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1959.64
Description
Pieced quilt in a "Robbing Peter to Pay Paul" pattern. The pattern consists of quilt squares that each contain a central piece with concave edges in one color, and a border in second color. The placement of the colors is alternated between blocks, making it appear as if each central piece is within a circle of the same color. The quilt is pieced from printed white and green calico cotton. The white fabric is printed with irregular black spots and triangles. The green is printed with small daisies. It is backed with plain, white cotton and the edges are bounded with the same green calico used in the piecing. The binding is machine stitched, and all the quilting is stitched by hand, following the shape of the piecing with a four-petaled flower in the center of each block. One corner bears the inked inscription, "Hannah 1897".
Context
Said to have been made by Sophronia Philipps Hill in Starksboro, Vermont.
Acquisition
1959.64
Made/Created
Artist
Hill, Sophronia Philipps
1897
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Overall
Materials
Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1972.59
Description
Red and white pieced quilt in a feathered star pattern, likely a variation of a California Star pattern. The quilt is pieced from two fabrics: a pink cotton printed with tiny striped and sprigs and a solid white cotton. It is hand quilted with 8-10 stitches per inch in a pattern of scallops and feathers. There is clamshell quilting in the corners of the white squares with a quilted medallion in the center. The pink stars have grid quilting in their centers.
Context
Made in Glover, Vermont
Acquisition
1972.59
Made/Created
circa 1850
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Overall
Materials
Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
2006.34
Description
Redwork embroidered quilt embroidered with Kate Greenaway motifs. Each embroidered motif is stitched onto a solid white 11-1/4" cotton block. Motifs include George and Martha Washington, Grover Cleveland, animals, children, and nursery rhyme scenes. It is hand quilted in a clamshell pattern, but the embroidered images are left unquilted.
Context
Embroidered by Mary Loraine Putnam in Stockbridge, Vermont. Pieced and quilted after her death.
Acquisition
2006.34
Made/Created
Putnam, Mary Loraine Holmes Richardson (1851-1929)
1892-1895
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Overall
Materials
Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1957.27
Description
Crazy quilt with 20 squares. Each square is pieced in a different pattern with silks of various weaves. The seams are decorated with embroidery. There are embroidered motifs throughout the quilt, included a moth, a hen, a lily, a butterfly, poppies, and the year 1886. The quilt is bordered on all sides with 5-inch wide lace and backed with beige satin-woven cotton.
Context
Made by Clara Fletcher Gilman in Westfield, Vermont
Acquisition
1957.27
Made/Created
Artist
Gilman, Clara Fletcher (1830-1900)
1886
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Silk, Silk, Lace
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1957.36
Description
Pieced quilt composes of 30 quilt block, each with a green piece in the shape of the state of Vermont on a white ground. Each block shows the name of a local historical society. The blocks are separated by bands of green, and the there is a green border. The backing is green and grey cotton printed with pink rosettes. It is tied rather than quilted.
Context
Made by volunteers of local historical societies under the sponsorship of the Vermont Historical Society
Acquisition
1957.36
Made/Created
Vermont Historical Society
1957
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Materials
Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1961.17
Description
Pieced quilt in the Double Irish Chain pattern. The pattern is created from 3-1/4" red cotton squares oriented diagonally and arranged into horizontal and vertical lines that create a large, checked pattern outlined by the red stripes. It is hand quilted in double horizontal and vertical lines, creating squares. It is backed with white cotton, and the edges are bound with white cotton.
Acquisition
1961.17
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Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1973.49.4
Description
Piece quilt with corners shaped for a high-post bed. The quilt is pieced with long borders of chintz cotton printed with a brown stripe with brown vines that fades into a white stripe with full-color floral vines. The interior alternates blocks of the same fabric as the border with blocks of other chintz fabrics. The blocks in the outer rows of piecing are single fabric blocks while the blocks in the middle of the quilt are made from 9 squares and rectangles (a central square surrounded by corner square and border rectangles. The patterns used include florals, plaids, and abstract geometric prints. The quilt is backed with beige cotton.
Context
Used by the Jones family of Chelsea, Vermont
Acquisition
1973.49
Made/Created
circa 1840
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Jones, Deacon Ivory (1760-1825)
Place
Town
Chelsea
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Quilt
Interpretative Labels
"Crazy" quilts are so-named for the profusion of shapes, textures, and colors that characterize their constructions. They are often made from scraps and aim for an overall artistic impression rather than the precise patterns that are typical of other quilts. This particular quilt was made for Dr. Clara E. Gary by her friends. Gary grew up on a farm in Montpelier and received an MD from the Boston University School of Medicine in 1885. By some accounts, she was the first woman in Vermont to receive a medical degree and practice as a doctor. She left money in her will to create the Gary Home for the Aged in Montpelier, which opened in 1941.
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1961.48
Description
Crazy quilt constructed of 36 12-inch blocks. Each block is formed from various, unrepeating geometric shapes and heavily embroidered. Motifs include fans, insects, flowers, flags, and buildings. The name "Clara" is embroidered into the pieces, as well as the initials VT, NH, ME, Mass, NSD, and FLT.
Context
Made for Dr. Clara E. Gary, the first woman in Vermont to receive a medical degree, and the benefactor of the O. M. Fisher home (Gary Home) in Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1961.48
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Overall
Materials
Silk
Relationships
Gary, Clara Emerette, MD (1850-1936), Gary Home for the Aged
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1988.6.3
Description
Pieced quilts made from irregularly sized and placed rectangles of woolen fabric in blues, browns, yellows, and greens. . A few squares in the center are pieced from smaller shapes. The reverse is backed in brown pieced wool. The edges are bound with wool in brown, and blues. The quilt is stuffed with wool batter, and rather than being quilted, it is tied.
Context
According to popular history, the quilt was brought to Calais in 1789 by Abijah and Lois Wheelock, the first permanent settlers. However, it postdates that by more than half a century.
Acquisition
1988.6
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool
Relationships
Wheelock, Abijah, Wheelock, Lois Nichols
Place
Town
Calais
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
2014.34
Description
Pieced quilt made of strips of solid red, white, and blue fabrics. The strips are put into groups of 6 (blue, white, red, blue, white, red), forming a square block. Each block is oriented perpendicular to the ones next to it. The quilt is tied with red yarn at each block corner.
Context
Made to celebration the United States Bicentennial by members of the Leicester Historical Society. The quilt was given away as a raffle prize.
Acquisition
2014.34
Made/Created
1976
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Synthetic, Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Callum, Kathleen F.
,
Event
US Bicentennial Celebration
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1975.29
Description
Silk crazy quilt assembled in zig-zags with black banding. Fabrics include solids, stripes, and plaids. The zig-zags are created by piecing crazy-pieced parallelograms together. The top is marked, "1797. April 4th. Rev J. D. Wickham. April 4th, 1881." in cross stitches.
Context
Stitched birthdate and name of Rev. Joseph Dresser Wickham of Manchester, Vermont.
Acquisition
1975.29
Made/Created
1881
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Silk, Ribbon
Relationships
Person or Organization
Wickham, Joseph Dresser (1797-1891)
Place
Town
Manchester
County
Bennington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
Continent
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1966.16
Description
Pieced quilt in a feathered star pattern. The quilt is pieced from two fabrics: solid white cotton and solid blue cotton. It is hand quilted with flowers quilted into every other white square and the center of the blue stars. One corner is embroidered in light blue thread with the inscription, "Pieced and Quilted by Cynthia (Lamoureux) Osborn Isle La Motte Vermont About 1900".
Context
Made by Cynthia Lamoureux Osborne in Isle La Motte, Vermont
Acquisition
1966.16
Made/Created
Artist
Osborne, Cynthia Lamoureux
circa 1900
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Overall
Materials
Cotton
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1966.23
Description
Wool and cotton tied quilt in the Barn Raising variant of a Log Cabin pattern. Each 13-inch block has a light-green center square, and the surrounding pieces are carefully placed to form a large diamond pattern of contrasting light values. Fabric designs include solids, plaids, stripes, tweeds, and florals. The quilt is backed in a solid pink cotton and bound in light green cotton.
Context
Made by Harriet Boyce of Johnson, VT, for her daughter-in-law Ada Prior Boyce of Johnson, VT.
Acquisition
1966.23
Made/Created
Artist
Boyce, Harriet Emeline Scribner(1837-1927)
1902-1925
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Dimensions
Overall
Materials
Wool, Cotton
Relationships
Person or Organization
Boyce, Ada Edith Prior (1878-1959)
,
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.35.1
Description
Tied quilt pieced of fabric strips stretching the full length of the quilt. The strips alternate between a white cotton printed with lilacs, and a light purple cotton. The reverse is back entirely in the lilac-printed cotton. Rather than quilted, the piece is tied with white yarn. The pieces is all machine stitched.
Context
Likely owned by a member of the Dewey family of Montpelier, Vermont
Acquisition
1992.35
Made/Created
1900-1914
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Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1991.36
Description
Wholecloth quilt faced with chintz printed in a large, closely repeating pattern of pheasants nestled within flowers beneath a fruit tree. The ground color is tan, and the printing is blue, red, and black, with areas of white bordering the print. The quilting at the center follows the outline of the printed motif, but the quilting of the rest of the piece is in a scalloped pattern. The quilt is backed with cream-colored cotton, and the edges are bound with woven tape.
Acquisition
1991.36
Made/Created
1830-1850
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Cotton
Quilt
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Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.1
Description
Pieced quilt consisting of 30 pictorial block. Blocks range from scenery, to buildings, to maps. They are bordered by strips of blue flowered calico and tan calico printed with trees. The blocks are quilted, and the border is tied. Each of the blocks exhibit different techniques, including piecing, applique, drawing, stenciling, machine quilting, and hand quilting. The quilt is backed with plain muslin with an applied panel listing the maker of each block.
Context
Made by residents of Addison County to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial in 1991.
Acquisition
1992.77
Made/Created
Artist
Smith, Kim
1991
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Cotton, Pewter
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Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.2
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Pieced quilt made up of nineteen blocks. The blocks are both pieced in traditional patterns and appliqued pictorially. One block is decorated to look like a stamp and is the length of two regular blocks. The block beneath the stamp lists the towns in Bennington County and the makers of the quilt. The blocks are set in strips of grey and black calico and bordered and backed by maroon calico.
Context
Made by residents of Bennington County, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial
Acquisition
1992.77
Made/Created
Sherey, Sharon
1991
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Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.3
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Vermont statehood bicentennial quilt, Caledonia county. The quilt consists of a central square block depicting a variation of the Vermont bicentennial logo altered to be more closely represent Caledonia County. The block is surrounded by Twenty-four 8 x 8" blocks that each use different techniques, including piecing, applique, embroidery, and drawing. The blocks are set in bands of plain dark green, a the quilt is bordered in white with a pieced green edge. The backing is green floral calico. A panel on the reverse has the names of the makers mapped to their corresponding blocks. Both machine and hand stiching is used.
Context
Made by residents of Caledonia County in celebration of Vermont's bicentennial.
Acquisition
1992.77
Made/Created
1991
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County
Caledonia County
State/Province
Vermont
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United States of America
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Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.4
Description
Pieced quilt made up of seventeen pictorial blocks placed irregularly over a large, pieced and embroidered map of Chittenden County Each block is attached only at the top, leaving it like a flap. Each block represents a town in Chittenden County, showing images of buildings, icons, or scenes from the town and utilizing several different techniques, including piecing, applique, embroidery, painting, and stenciling.
Context
Made by residents of Chittenden County, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial
Acquisition
1992.77
Made/Created
Hayes, Donna
1991
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Cotton
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Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.5
Description
Pieced quilt formed of twenty block set in strips of maroon and tan-and-black calico. The blocks alternate between traditional geometric patterns and pictorial blocks, showing buildings, scenes, and wildlife.
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Made by residents of Essex County, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial
Acquisition
1992.77
Made/Created
Artist
Hunsberger, Melissa
1991
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Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.6
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Pieced quilt formed of nine blocks. The blocks alternate between plain white blocks with decorative quilting and embroidered inscriptions, and pictorial blocks showing buildings from Grand Isle County.
Context
Made by residents of Grand Isle County, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial
Acquisition
1992.77
Made/Created
Artist
Cota, Dottie
1991
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Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.7
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Pieced quilt formed of sixteen pictorial blocks with dark brown sashing, bordered by a strip of tan calico and a red border. The blocks show scenes, buildings, maps, and wildlife from Franklin County, VT and use several techniques including piecing, applique, embroidered, and inking.
Context
Made by residents of Franklin County, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial
Acquisition
1992.77
Made/Created
Artist
Emen, Connie
1991
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Cotton, Leather
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Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.8
Description
Pieced quilt of thirteen pictorial blocks, twelve square blocks around a large central block. The central block shows a farm scene with two people, sheep, swans, pigs, a horse, corn, a barn, and a house. The surrounding blocks show a sheep, buildings, a map, mountains, and a listing of the names of the towns in Lamoille County, VT. The quilt is backed in plain, cream-colored cotton and has a hand-inked description of the blocks, including the names of their makers.
Context
Made by residents of Lamoille County, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial
Acquisition
1992.77
Made/Created
Butler, Fran
1991
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Cotton
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County
Lamoille County
State/Province
Vermont
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United States of America
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Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.9
Description
Pieced quilt formed of 20 pictorial blocks surrounding a large, appliqued central block. The blocks show scenes, buildings, and objects of interest from around Orange County, VT, as well as geometric patterns. They showcase several different techniques including piecing, appliqe, drawing, painting, and embroidery.
Context
Made by residents of Orange County, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial
Acquisition
1992.77
Made/Created
Artist
Anderson, Doris
1991
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Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.10
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Pieced quilt formed of twenty pictorial and geometric blocks set in a pieced border of two shades of green. The blocks include traditional quilt block patterns as well as scenes, buildings, and animals from Orleans County, VT. Each block is inked with the name of the town it represents and its maker.
Context
Made by residents of Orleans County, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial
Acquisition
1992.77
Made/Created
Artist
Bouffard, Frances
1991
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Cotton
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Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.11
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Pieced quilt made of twenty-eight 8"x8" blocks and two 16"x16" blocks with black sashing. The blocks are primarily pictorial, showing buildings, scenes, and wildlife associated with towns in Rutland County, Vermont. The two larger squares shows the logo for Green Mountain College and the logo for the Vermont Bicentennial. The blocks used piecings, applique, and embroidery. The quilts has a pieced border of triangles and rectangles forming evergreen trees, and each corner is quilted in a maple leaf pattern. The backing fabric is blue and white floral printed calico.
Context
Made by residents of Rutland County, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial
Acquisition
1992.77
Made/Created
Artist
Waston, Marilyn
1991
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County
Rutland County
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Vermont
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United States of America
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Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.12
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Pieced quilt made from twenty-five 8"x8" blocks with dark green sashing and border. The blocks are largely pictorial and show buildings, maps, scenes, and wildlife associated with towns in Washington County, Vermont. They use a variety of techniques, including piecing, applique, embroidery, and drawing. There is a block on the reverse with an image of Betsy Ross and the names of the quilters.
Context
Made by residents of Washington County, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial
Acquisition
1992.77
Made/Created
Artist
Pearson, Barbara
1991
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County
Washington County
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Vermont
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United States of America
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Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.13
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Pieced quilt with 24 pictorial blocks. The blocks show a church, a school, a castle tower, ski trails, a maple leave, a wood heating stove, a covered bridge, a map, business logos, and various other buildings in Windham County, VT. The blocks are separated by green calico sashing. The top left block is embroidered with the names of the towns in Windham County.
Context
Made by residents of Windham County, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial
Acquisition
1992.77
Made/Created
Brook, Joanne
1991
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Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1992.77.14
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Pieced quilt made from twenty-five 8"x8" blocks with brown sashing and border. The blocks alternate between traditional quilt block patterns and pictorial blocks showing scenes, buildings, and wildlife associated with towns in Windsor County, Vermont. They use a variety of techniques, including piecing, applique, embroidery, and drawing. There are two extra pictorial blocks sewn into the backing, showing a church and a train.
Context
Made by residents of Windsor County, Vermont, to celebrate the Vermont Bicentennial
Acquisition
1992.77
Made/Created
Artist
Porter, Karen
1991
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Town
Windsor
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
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United States of America
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Event
Vermont Bicentennial
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1987.38.1
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Pieced quilt made of plain white and red floral-printed calico cotton. The blocks alternate between a plain white block, and white blocks with triangular corners in the printed fabric. The plain blocks are quilting in straight, vertical lines, and the corner-pieced blocks are quilted in a 5-pointed star pattern. There are 8 rows of 5 blocks, and each block is about 8-3/4" x 8-3/4". The edges of the quilt are bordered in the same printed fabric as the block corners. The un-pieced blocks are inscribed with religious sayings and Bible verses. The reverse is stamped in the lower right corner, "Brandon/Soldiers Aid Society" and signed "Made by Mrs. L B. Fairbanks/of Brandon, Vermont.
Context
Made by Carolina Bowen Fairbanks of Brandon, Vermont, to be sent to a soldier during the Civil War.
Acquisition
1987.38
Made/Created
Artist
Fairbanks, Carolina Frances Bowen (1843-1944)
circa 1860
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Cotton
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Civil War
Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1964.24
Description
Pieced quilt in the Chimney Sweep, or Album Patch, pattern. The pattern consists of squares and rectangles of patterned cotton set around a solid white cotton cross to form a stepped square. Each block is placed diagonally within the quilt, orienting the stepped squares into diamonds. The center of each block is signed in ink. Fabric patterns include stripes, plaids, and florals. Most of the blocks use a single printed fabric to form the design, but some use two different patterns. The top is quilted to a solid white cotton backing, but there is no batting. The quilt is hand pieced and hand quilted.
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Made by Sarah Anne Brown and friends in New Haven, Vermont
Acquisition
1964.24
Made/Created
Brown, Sarah Anne
circa 1853
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Quilt
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1964.28.2
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Red and white pieced quilt in a feathered star pattern, likely a variation of a California Star pattern. The quilt is pieced from two fabrics: a white cotton printed with small red flowers and a red cotton printed with blue-and-tan flower buds. It is hand quilted.
Context
Made by Hattie Phillips of South Duxbury, Vermont
Acquisition
1964.28
Made/Created
Phillips, Hattie
1870
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Quilt
Name/Title
Quilt
Entry/Object ID
1983.2.2
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Silk crazy quilt formed of 20 blocks. The seams between each piece are decorated with embroidery, largely variations of feather stitches. Pieces are further decorated with elaborately detailed painting and embroidery. Motifs include the letter S, a carnation, a pansy, paisley elements, a spiderweb, a fish, a butterfly, a young boy with a hoop, and Eastern European person in a field, clovers, maple leaves, and other flowers.
Context
Likely owned by a member of the Squier or Northrup families of Addison County, Vermont
Acquisition
1983.2
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Silk, Silk
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County
Addison County
State/Province
Vermont
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United States of America
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Ribbon
Name/Title
Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
2014.60.616a-b
Description
Two narrow silk ribbons. One ribbon is blue, and the other is yellow.
Context
Owned by Irene Ritchie to show her membership in the Spaulding High School Class of 1922 in Barre, Vermont
Acquisition
2014.60
Made/Created
1922
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Silk
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Hardigan, Irene Ritchie (1905-1991), Spaulding High School
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Ribbon
Name/Title
Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1962.57
Description
Blue ribbon with an embossed paper seal. The seal is cut with a spiky edge. It is embossed with the image of an open book in the center and the inscription, "SPRINGFIELD FEMALE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE SPRINGFIELD, VT 1858" around the edge. There is a narrow braid attached to both long sides of the ribbon.
Context
Originally attached to Agnes Ruth Walker's diploma from Springfield Female Collegiate Institute in Springfield, Vermont, 1858.
Acquisition
1962.57
Made/Created
1858
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Silk, Paper
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Brigham, Agnes Ruth Walker (1845-1894), Springfield Female Collegiate Institute
Place
Town
Springfield
County
Windsor County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Ribbon
Name/Title
Ribbon
Entry/Object ID
1964.63.116
Description
A teal blue strip of silk fabric that is dyed darker on the edges and paler in the middle. Rough cut on the ends.
Context
Given to the people of Vermont from the people of France as part of the Merci Train after World War II.
Acquisition
1964.63
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Silk
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Person or Organization
Merci Train
Place
Country
France
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Ring Pillow
Name/Title
Ring Pillow
Entry/Object ID
2015.11.7
Description
White satin heart-shaped ring pillow edged with 2" white lace ruffle. A narrow white satin ribbon band is attached to back for holding the pillow.
Acquisition
2015.11
Made/Created
1952
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Silk, Nylon
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Perras, Lillian Poulin (1930-2014)
Place
City
Barre City
County
Washington County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Road Map
Name/Title
Road Map
Entry/Object ID
2015.19.18
Description
Square piece of cotton printed with a street map of Warsaw, Poland. The ground color of the map is red, with parts in green, roads in white, and the Wisla River in blue. Some prominent landmarks are depicted in black, but are unlabeled. The bottom left corner has a blue logo consisting of a globe, three horizontal lines, and the word "ORBIS". The top right corner has an oval with an image of a mermaid holding a sword and shield with the words, "WARSZAWA VARSOVIE".
Context
Used by Lt. Col. James Alan Partridge during World War II
Acquisition
2015.19
Made/Created
ORBIS
1942-1945
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Partridge, James Alan (1915-2014)
,
Event
World War II
Rope
Name/Title
Rope
Entry/Object ID
2012.24.2
Description
Length of blood stained cotton rope. The braided rope is tied in a hank.
Context
Used during the murder of Isabelle Norton in Randolph, VT, 1941.
Acquisition
2012.24
Made/Created
1936-1940
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Norton, Isabelle Mary Tilton (1917-1941), Reid, William J.
Place
Town
Randolph
County
Orange County
State/Province
Vermont
Country
United States of America
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Rug
Name/Title
Rug
Entry/Object ID
1922.1.11
Description
"Penny" rug made of wool applique over a linen plain-woven ground. The design consists of a symmetrical floral pattern in the center and multiple border strips. There is a fringe on all four sides made of red, pinks, white, black, and brown yarn.
Context
Made by Susan Torrey Blake in Roxbury, Massachusetts
Acquisition
1922.1
Made/Created
Artist
Blake, Susan Torrey (1795-1884)
1878
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Wool
Rug
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