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Crazy quilt

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Pictorial crazy quilt pieced from printed cotton fabrics featuring portraits of president James A. Garfield, Santa Claus, Aesthetic figures and vegetables, children, and animals. Image of President Garfield taken from a photograph with quote: "James Garfield for President/ Union Forever." Head...

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Provenance

Dealer purchased from an Essex, MA antique dealer who purchased it from an estate sale. MFA purchase October 25, 2006.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated from the Estate of Gretchen Stone Cook

American, 1880–90

Dimensions

Height x width: 88 x 97 1/2 in. (223.5 x 247.7 cm)

Accession Number

2006.1859

Medium or Technique

Pieced printed cotton plain weave

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles, Printed