Printing Block

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
printing block
Measurements
overall: 4 1/2 in x 4 3/4 in; 11.43 cm x 12.065 cm
made at
United States
ID Number
TE*T10517
catalog number
T10517.000
accession number
186730
subject
Textiles
Victorian Needlework
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Victorian Needlework
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Edna Plummer

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