1840 - 1860 "Mariner's Compass" Pieced Quilt Block

1840 - 1860 "Mariner's Compass" Pieced Quilt Block

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Description
The 15" "Mariner's Compass" pattern is pieced of red, green and white cottons in a circular frame. Marked in ink: "M.C. McHenry Union Co. Arkansas." Part of a series of blocks intended for a quilt.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Quilt Block
Other Terms
Quilt Block; Quilt Squares; Household Textile
date made
1840-1860
maker
unknown
place made
United States: Arkansas, Union
Physical Description
thread, cotton (overall material)
fabric, cotton (overall material)
pieced (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 23 in x 23 in; 58 cm x 58 cm
ID Number
TE.E387833.00A
accession number
188128
catalog number
E387833A
Credit Line
Gift of Miss G. Ruth McHenry
subject
Quilting
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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