Swedish Forklade Apron

Description
Swedish emigration began in the 1840s, with large numbers arriving in the late 1860s to escape famine. Many established new lives in the Midwest and continued to wear traditional dress, including aprons. The apron, known as a forklade, had symbolic length, color, and design that signified a specific use from the particular area of Sweden from which they came.
ID Number
CL.247637
accession number
47391
catalog number
247637
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Division of Cultural History: Community Life Collection
Many Voices, One Nation
Exhibition
Many Voices, One Nation
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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