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Quilt

Description

Baltimore album quilt top with four by five block pattern that was left unquilted. The designs featured on the quilt include baskets of fruit and flowers, cornucopias, lyres, birds, an American flag, and a ship. The quilt is sometimes called "Little Lucy" after the female figure in the bottom left corner who is believed to represent a children's book character. It was possibly made for a Captain Aust. Many of the squares are inscribed with the names of friends and family members.

Creator

unknown

Date

1852

Contributor(s) Notes

Maker unknown. Designs attributed to Mary Simon.

Materials

Cotton, silk, velvet, ink

Dimensions

93 1/8 H x 77 W inches

Resource ID

3767

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Frances Marie Smart, Mrs. James Whitaker, and Mrs. Joseph F. Wood

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.