Afgan

Description:

A crocheted wool afghan embroidered in wool cross stitch floral motifs. The center has a spread eagle with shield, arrows, and a fruited branch, and the initials “TP” and “USA.” Made for Tattnall Paulding by one of his sisters during the Civil War. Tattnall was born July 5, 1840 and at the outbreak of the Civil War was commissioned a First Lieutenant on May 14, 1861 and joined the New York regiment. He was captured at Gettysburg and spent nine months in Libby Prison in Richmond, VA. After being liberated he rejoined his regiment and resigned active duty July 1866. He died March 5, 1907. He was the grandfather of donor.

Date Made: ca 1863

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, BrooklynMade At: United States

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Textiles, Victorian Needlework, Textiles

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Credit Line: Gift of Col. and Mrs. Whitney Ashbridge

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T17764Catalog Number: T17764.000Accession Number: 316364

Object Name: crochetafghan

Physical Description: embroidery (overall production method/technique)wool (overall material)crochet (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 79 in x 79 in; 200.66 cm x 200.66 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-cc54-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_640870

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