1850 - 1858 Sarah Neil Pendleton's Appliqued Crib Counterpane

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Description
According to family tradition, Sarah Pendleton appliqued this crib cover in the 1850s. The motifs, both block-printed and roller-printed, are mainly floral with one bird. A herringbone stitch was used to attach the motifs. A plain white cotton fabric was used for the lining. A 5 ½-inch machine embroidered mesh and ball fringe completes the counterpane.
Sarah E. Neil was born at Belize, Louisiana, May 21, 1837. The daughter of William and Ellen Neil. She married William E. Pendleton (1824-1901) on December 8, 1856. They had seven children, but only three attained adulthood. Sarah died December 5, 1898.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1850-1858
maker
Pendleton, Sarah E.
place made
United States: Louisiana, New Orleans
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 54 in x 35 in; 137 cm x 89 cm
ID Number
TE.T16839.000
catalog number
T16839.000
accession number
306524
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Pendleton E. Lehde
subject
Quilting
Children
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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