Beaded Bag

Description
This beaded purse has each bead sewn on individually. Beaded bags and knitted bags were fashionable in the 1800s. It was made by Sarah Hall McGarvey who was born September 22, 1823, in Strafford, NH to Elisha and Betsy Critchett Hall. She married James McGarvey (1814-1866) about 1842 in Derry, NH and they had seven children – Charles Henry, Sarah Abby, Jane, James, Jessie, Mary, and William. She died December 27, 1904 in Roxbury, MA.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
beaded bag
reticule
reticule, beaded bag
Object Type
beadwork
maker
McGarvey, Sarah Hall
Physical Description
beads (overall material)
cotton ground (overall material)
bead embroidered (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 6 in x 6 in; 15.24 cm x 15.24 cm
made at
United States
ID Number
1979.0105.01
catalog number
1979.0105.01
accession number
1979.0105
subject
Textiles
Victorian Needlework
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Textiles
Victorian Needlework
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Ruth Fisher

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