Beadwork Bag

Knitted beadwork purse, with a continuous floral pattern between zig-zag borders with a band of individual flowers at the bottom. There is cording at the bottom over the seam. It is unfinished at top and unlined. Beaded bags and knitted bags were fashionable in the 1800s. It was made by Sally (Sarah) Kendig born to Henry and Salome Smith Kendig on July 10, 1819 in PA. She married John Horter Ziegler (1822-1903) February 14, 1849 and they had one daughter - Grace. She died on January 5, 1895 in Harrisburg, PA.
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Object Name
Object Type
Kendig, Sally
overall: 6 7/8 in x 6 1/4 in; 17.4625 cm x 15.875 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
Mrs. Louis Fahnestock

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