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Quilt of red and white stripes, surrounded by blue border and canton decorated with stars to form a flag. Upper border features patriotic mottos, while nine of the vertical red and white stripes contain approx. 300 names embroidered in lists. Thought to be supporters of woman's suffrage, the...

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Susan Parrish (1935-2011), New York; March 4, 2012, sale, Skinner (consigned by the estate of Susan Parrish), Boston, lot 645, to the MFA. (Accession date: April 25, 2012)

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Frank B. Bemis Fund and with funds donated anonymously

American, late 19th century


Length x width: 182.9 x 188 cm (72 x 74 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Pieced and quilted cotton plain weave, embroidered with cotton yarns


Textiles and Fashion Arts