1940 - 1947 Wilhelmina Dollinger Endlich's Child's Quilt

Description
Wilhelmina Dollinger Endlich, crafted this quilt for her daughter, Evelyn, when Evelyn was about ten years old. Wilhelmina appliqued and embroidered the eight hoop-skirted, sunbonnet-wearing and parasol-carrying figures. Different print and color-schemes were used for each figure. Variations of this design were popular throughout the 20th century. The blocks are separated by 2 1/4-inch sashing. The quilt was sent out to be quilted.
Wilhelmina Dollinger was born in Philadelphia in 1904 and married in 1922. She became a registered nurse after she married, graduating in 1928 from the Roxborough Memorial Hospital. During World War II she worked for the signal corps as a nurse with a later career was as an industrial nurse. She died March 12, 1964.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1940-1947
maker
Endlich, Wilhelmina
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 90 in x 57 in; 229 cm x 145 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania
ID Number
1985.0771.02
catalog number
1985.0771.02
accession number
1985.0771
subject
Quilts
Quilting
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Textiles
Quilts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Evelyn Endlich

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