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Baltimore Album
Period: 1850-1875
Project Name: McCarl Collection
Contributor: Michigan State University Museum, Western Pennsylvania Quilt Documentation Project
ID Number: WP.BVR.0219
Layout Format: Block pattern
Quilt Size: 77 3/4" x 92"
Fabrics: Cotton, Broadcloth, Muslin, Solid/plain, Background is broadcloth - Muslin is red
Colors: Blue or Navy, Red, White
Construction: Machine Piecing, Hand Applique, Machine Applique, Embroidery, Stitching invisible on Merry Christmas
Quilting Techniques: Machine quilting
Inscription: On top: WE WISH YOU MERRY CHRISTMAS MRS HAFF 1873 - Harriet Smith signed this block -- On back of quilt - all letters edges are turned under - letters hand stitched on & then machine stitched around
Related Items/Publications: Muriel and Foster McCarl (Beaver Falls, PA) started collecting quilts in the 1950's. They purchased quilts from the Lancaster, PA area as well as in Delaware and Medina, OH. They purchased the quilts from Auction Houses such as Garth's (Delaware,OH); Pennypackers(Lancaster, PA); and Horst Auctions (Ephrata,PA). They also purchased quilts from many dealers such as George and Mildred Samaha, Sr; George Samaha, Jr.(Medina, OH); Hattie Brunner (Lancaster, PA); Fran and Elise Beaven (New Jersey);Dave and Maze Pottinger (Michigan). The McCarl's loved antiques that were signed and dated. They felt that the signatures enhanced the value of the item.
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