Coverlet by Daniel or Levi Fisher

Description
This coverlet was made in South Bend, Indiana, in 1852. It is Jacquard double-woven with cotton and wool yarns, and features a conventionalized repeat design with palms, crosses, and a bird border. The lower corners contain the words: “FEAR GOD AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS/SOUTH BEND/1852.” This maker’s mark is credited to Daniel and Levi Fisher, of South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana. Both brothers were born in Pennsylvania: Daniel in 1821 and Levi in 1829. It is believed they arrived in Indiana in or around 1846. In the mid- to-late 1850s, both men moved to California.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coverlet, Jacquard single-woven
date made
1852
maker
Fisher, Daniel
Fisher, Levi
Physical Description
jacquard (overall production method/technique)
single weave (overall production method/technique)
wool (overall material)
cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 91 1/2 in x 78 1/2 in; 232.41 cm x 199.39 cm
place woven
United States: Indiana, South Bend
ID Number
TE*T11173
catalog number
T11173.000
accession number
205417
subject
Domestic Furnishings
Textiles
Coverlets
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Coverlets
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Lucile Tasher and Mrs. Eloise Tasher Moore

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