Friendship Album

Friendship Album

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A friendship album with perforated paper covers that have been embroidered. The inside of the covers are lined with silk. Between the covers are many pages of verses and newspaper clippings. It was made by Matilda Selenda Chaffee, daughter of Samuel and Ursula Chaffee of Berkshire, Vermont. She was born October 9, 1840 and made the album in 1857. Matilda married Charles Smith Moulton on December 24, 1867, and they had one daughter, Nettie Bell Moulton.
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embroidery, cardboard
Chaffee, Matilda Selenda
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United States
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Gift of Mrs. Grace Chaffee Smith
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Victorian Needlework
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National Museum of American History
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