1878 Caroline Granger's Prize Quilt Medal

Description
The New England Agricultural Society medal was awarded to Mrs. Joseph (Caroline) Granger at the 1878 New England and Worcester Agricultural Fairs. One side of the bronze medal has animals with "New England Agricultural Society" around the edge. The other side has; "AWARDED TO [inscribed] Mrs. Joseph Granger for the best Crib Quilt" also "WORCESTER MASS 1878". A certificate with the medal from the office of New England Agricultural Society, dated "Boston, November 1st, 1878" states: "This is to Certify, That Mrs. Joseph Granger Worcester Mass received a Bronze medal awarded at the New England and Worcester Agricultural Fairs, held in the City of Worcester, Mass. September, 1878, for the best Crib Quilt." Signed Daniel Needham, Secretary.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, award
date made
1878
maker
unknown
Physical Description
metal, bronze (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 7/8 in; 4.7625 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts
ID Number
TE*T16317.00B
catalog number
T16317.00B
accession number
302043
subject
Coins, Currency and Medals
Cultures & Communities
Textiles
Quilting
Quilts
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Quilts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Edwin P. Meyer

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