Dresser Scarf

A flat silk embroidered doily or dresser scarf, named Japanese Chrysanthemum, adapted in the 1890’s from chrysanthemum patterns found in Needle and Hook produced by Belding Bros. & Co and Embroidery Lessons by Brainerd and Armstrong. Both were manufactures of silk thread, and each advertised as having the best silk. Made by Mrs. William (Emma Josephine) Bailey of Carroll or Lake City, Iowa. See pattern TE*T14423A.
Emma Josephine Rader was born December 15, 1863 to Levi and Ninon Rader in OH. She married in November 7, 1883 William W. Bailey in Lake City Iowa. They had three children- Mabel J, Arthur T. and Fay Margaret. She died February 4, 1941.
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Object Name
Bailey, Emma Josephine Radar
overall: 17 in x 42 in; 43.18 cm x 106.68 cm
made at
United States
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Victorian Needlework
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Miss Faye M. Bailey
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