Embroidered Towel

A red cotton embroidery on white linen ground. Baby chicks sailing in a wooden shoe with the wording “Wash and be clean.” The pattern is similar to a picture in The Lady’s Bazar, Vol. II. Sept 1879, p 381 entitled “Wrecked” by Charodeau. Briggs & Co. was founded in 1874 and they invented the iron-on transfer method.
Currently not on view
Object Name
embroidery, towel
made at
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Victorian Needlework
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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