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Child's mitten

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Child's knitted mitten, white background with horizontal bands of ivy design, rosette at tip of mitten, red and black birds, cherry trees, cats, strawberries, cooks, and teakettles, around wrist band of letters in red: "friendship's token;" thumb darned.

Provenance

Belonged to Henrietta Holmes. Christopher H. Coleman was the uncle of Mr. John C. Purves; Henrietta Holmes was his grandmother's sister. Through Mr. John C. Purves

Credit Line

Gift from the estate of Mrs. Austin M. Purves

American, mid-19th century

Object Place

America

Dimensions

17 x 10.1 cm (6 11/16 x 4 in.)

Accession Number

53.1085

Medium or Technique

Wool knit

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes