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Small white/yellowish rectangular (with elongated points) pin cushion with fringe along edges. Patterning is created with iron pins; center area is enclosed in a rectangle and reads "Well/come/little/stran/ger/1795." There are hearts and other abstract shapes surrounding the framed words. The...

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Purchased from Rockwell Gardiner about 1980; gift from Mr. and Mrs. Sutter to the MFA, September 17, 2008

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sutter

American, 1795

Object Place

United States


Height x width: 8 x 7 in. (20.32 x 17.78 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with iron pins


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Tools & equipment, Textile & Costume-making