Table Cloth

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Iris design embroidered in colored silks, with a pattern stamped on the linen. Machine lace was applied to the underside of the border. The linen was then cut away, leaving the lace insertions around the embroidery. The design was similar to one picture on p. 74 of Embroidery Lessons published in 1898 by the Brainerd & Armstrong Co., New London, CT. The embroidered doily made by Emma Louise Armbruster Hudgel who was born August 18, 1867, to William and Susannah Armbruster in OH. Married and divorced Harry Hudgel (1865-1911). They had two daughters – Florence and Helen. She died December 1, 1902.
Currently not on view
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United States
overall: 23 in x 23 in; 58.42 cm x 58.42 cm
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Gift of Florence Hudgel Caskey and Helen Hudgel Caskey
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National Museum of American History