Friendship Album

Description
A friendship album with perforated paper covers that have been embroidered. The inside of the covers are lined with silk. Between the covers are many pages of verses and newspaper clippings. It was made by Matilda Selenda Chaffee, daughter of Samuel and Ursula Chaffee of Berkshire, Vermont. She was born October 9, 1840 and made the album in 1857. Matilda married Charles Smith Moulton on December 24, 1867, and they had one daughter, Nettie Bell Moulton.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
embroidery, cardboard
maker
Chaffee, Matilda Selenda
made at
United States
ID Number
TE*T9686
catalog number
T09686.000
accession number
173352
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Victorian Needlework
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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