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Unknown Jacob’s Ladder Quilt

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Unknown Jacob’s Ladder Quilt
  • Accession number: 
    1977.21
  • Top: 
    “Jacob's Ladder” pattern (patchwork). “Baptist Fan” quilting. Materials are cotton.
  • Interlining: 
    Cotton batting
  • Backing: 
    Coarse weave brown linen or cotton
  • Binding: 
    Red cotton. Possibly replaced
  • Stitching: 
    Hand, with exception of binding, which is machine
  • Dimensions: 
    68.5” x 82”
  • Date: 
    1860
  • Maker: 
    Unknown
  • Location: 
    Possibly Virginia
  • History: 

    This quilt of unknown history was found in the donations to the Salvation Army in 1977.

  • Provenance: 
    Alice H. Williams. December 1977

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