Baltimore Album Quilt


Quilt Index Record: 46-7A-115

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
DAR Museum
InstProjNameF003a
Permanent Collection
InstInvContrNumF004
7124

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Baltimore Album Quilt
AltNameF011
Mary Mannakee Quilt
OverallWidthF12a
101 inches
OverallLengthF012b
102 inches
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
PredomColorsF014
Red
Green
White
OverallColorF14b
Multicolor
OverCondF015
Good/moderate use
RepairHistF018
Cut apart to be made into drapes by previous owner, since rejoined.
TypeInscripF019
Date
Message
Multiple Names
ContInscripF020
Miss Mary E. Mannakee Sept. 20th 1850 ME Mannakee 1850 Sept Mary, remember me William Thomas Johnson 1851
DateInscripF020a
Sept. 20th 1850, also 1851
MethodInscripF021
Ink
LocInscripF022
on block
DateQuiltF023
1850-1875
DateFinishF023b
1851

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
NumBlockF026
25
SizeBlockF027
16 1/2 x 17
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Side by side
BlockStyleF030a
Squares
Sampler
NumBordersF033
1
BordDescF034
Running vine of grapes and cherries, approx. 8 inches wide

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Print
Solid/plain
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique
Reverse Applique
ConstrucF038g
Embroidery

Quilt back materials and construction

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
ColorBackingF040b
White
NumPiecesF042
3
WidthPiecesF042a
35 1/2, 35 1/2, 30
DescBackF043
Same fabric used throughout

Quilt binding

MatUsedF044
Cotton
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch

Quilt batting

MatUsedF048
Cotton
BattLoftF048a
Medium (3/16?)

Quilting description

QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
cotton
ThrColorF049b
white
NumStitchedF050
16
NumStitchF051
15
DesignF052a
Clamshell
Echo
Outline
DesignF052b
Cables
Feathering
Floral
Vines

Quilt provenance

ProvCountyF057b
Montgomery County
ProvStateF057d
Maryland (MD)
ProvCountryF057f
USA
QuiltHistF059
Donor history: "This quilt I bought from a junk shop on D Street in 1916 for $6.00. It was hanging by one corner and was very dirty. I had it dry cleaned and cut off the borders to make two pairs of drapes. These I used at the dining room windows when we lived in the Moore house at Yorktown, VA. The center I hung up as a wall decoration. With a red floor, cream walls and trim, and old mahogany furniture, it made a beautiful room..."

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Gift or presentation

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnershipF082
Public-Other
OwnerNameF082a
DAR Museum
OwnerCityF084
Washington, DC
OwnerStateF086
Washington D.C.
OwnerCountryF086b
USA
OwnerZipF087
20006

Image Information

ImageConF075a
Full view of quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Digital
AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
DAR Museum
CreditLineF080b
DAR Museum
CopyRestF080c
DAR Museum
DistribRestF080d
DAR Museum
DisplayResF080e
DAR Museum
LicenseF080f
DAR Museum

File Information

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Image - medium display (250-550 pixels)
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image
file_format
jpeg
Contributing Institutions
MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University, Michigan State University Museum, Alliance For American Quilts
Publisher
Quilt Index
Resource Type
StillImage
Geolocator Where Made
Geocode for: Texas (TX) USA failed.

data verification

verify
yes
verifiedby
Vis, Virginia
dateverified
3
20
2007
CE

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