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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."

Provenance

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2000.672

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles