Printing Block

Block used for stamping braiding design on fabric and Godey’s Lady’s Book August 1856, p 163, which was the source of the design. In the 1850’s and 1860’s ads in Godey’s Lady’s Book mention that the blocks were used for braiding.
Currently not on view
Object Name
printing block
overall: 4 1/2 in x 4 3/4 in; 11.43 cm x 12.065 cm
made at
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Victorian Needlework
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Victorian Needlework
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Edna Plummer

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