Elizabeth Blanchard Greene's embroidered shopping bag, 1870s

Elizabeth Blanchard Greene's embroidered shopping bag, 1870s

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Elizabeth Blanchard Greene's embroidered utility bag, 1870s. A utility type shopping bag of grey wool suede-cloth in twill pile weave, embroidered in multi-color wools in petit point with a church, flower and shrub design on one side and a bird in bower design on the other. The top half is of unadorned silk taffeta with a drawstring and folds down inside the wool lower half. Gray braided cord trim and multi-colored twisted cord handles.Made by Mrs. James D. Greene (aunt of the donor) Newton Center, MA, in the 1870's. Mrs. James D. Greene is Elizabeth Orne Blanchard Damon, born May 1840 to William and Caroline Blanchard in Boston, MA. She married October 7, 1879, James D. Green in Lancaster, MA. Her first husband was Edwards Adams Damon, whom she married December 20, 1870.
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Object Name
Embroidery, Canvas Work
shopping bag, canvas work
date made
Damon, Elizabeth Orne Blancard
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Newton, Newton Center
Physical Description
silk, wool, (overall material)
embroidery, petit point (overall production method/technique)
overall: 10 in x 14 in; 25.4 cm x 35.56 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Julia M. Green
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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