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White cotton plain weave ground embroidered and appliquéd with blue polka dot cotton plain weave with railroad scene, embroidered in black silk with fences, animals and smoke; large building in the center with red, white and blue flag; appliquéd with date 1888 and the initials "E.R."


Purchased by Woodward and Greenstein from another American dealer; purchased by MFA from Woodward & Greenstein, 232 Madison Ave. #512 New York, New York, June 21, 2000.

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund and Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund

American (possibly Peru, Indiana), 1888

Object Place

possibly Peru, Indiana, United States


196.85 x 187.32 cm (77 1/2 x 73 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Appliquéd cotton, plain weave, pieced, appliquéd, quilted, and embroidered


Textiles and Fashion Arts