Davies Crazy Quilt

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Davies Crazy Quilt
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    Crazy quilt (patchwork; 30 blocks); foundation. Embroidery. Materials are multi-colored silk. Features photographic images of Jefferson Davis or other Confederate officers printed on silk. Embroidered: date ”1887”
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  • Binding: 
    Black velvet
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  • Dimensions: 
    70" x 79"
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  • Location: 
    Believed Richmond, Virginia
  • History: 

    Made as a Confederate commemorative quilt in 1887.  It was also a friendship quilt, each square having been worked by a different person.  A photograph of Jefferson Davis and various Confederate officers are printed on the white silk in the center of each square. Mr. W.W. Davies and Mrs. Marie Middleton Davies, in whose memory the quilt was given, ran the Lee Galleries, a photographic studio, in Richmond, Virginia.  

  • Provenance: 
    : Margaret G. Rowlett (Mrs. Frank Rowlett). December 1972

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