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Baltimore Album Quilt

Description

Baltimore album quilt made by members of the Gorsuch family. Square and triangular blocks featuring red and green floral and geometric motifs are places diagonally. The quilt has a plain border with red triangles at its inner and outer edges. The upper proper right corner features a rather motif that unlike the rest of the quilt has no sashing.

Creator

unknown

Date

1846

Materials

Cotton

Dimensions

100.25 H x 100.25 W inches

Resource ID

10298

Notes

Purple silk fair ribbon from the 1950 Maryland State Fair held in Timonium attached by pin at bottom proper left. A c.1950 label likely from the fair contest is visible in the lower proper right which reads: "George and Helen Mayo. Joshua Gorsuch's Bachelors Album quilt. Each square is signed and dated." Individual quilt squares stamped and inked with names including: "Joshua Larkin Gorsuch," "Mary Louisa Gorsuch, 1845", "W.K. Gorsuch," "James Harris," "E.F. Gorsuch," "Mary Chase "Baltimore 1846," "Rev. Hezekiah Best," "Mary Malltime" "Artride Gorsuch," "Edward Best Gorsuch," "George R. Gorsuch," "Thomas T. Gorsuch," "Shadrock? Sparks," "Belinda Gorsuch," "Jemina Myers," "Rachel Sparks," "Priscilla M. Pearce."

Credit Line

Gift of Helen M. Mayo in memory of George Mayo and his Gorsuch family of Glencoe, Maryland.

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.