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Catalog Number 00.23.4
Object Name Sheet, Woven
Description Lightweight, natural-colored linen bed sheet, hand-woven in plain or tabby weave w/embroidered name/date/laundry markings in brown thread at top center. Made from two full widths of fabric seamed together down the center by hand Top and bottom are narrowly hemmed by hand. Long sides are selvages. Embroidered over the seam, centered 2" below top edge is the name / Mary Ann Fisher /. Underneath to Right of seam is the date /1824 /. Left of seam is laundry number no / 8 / or 3?. Tiny embroidery is cross-stitch over one thread in light brown. Linen shows brown vertical stripe due to unbleached yarns.
Date 1824
People Dees, Bowen
Fisher, Mary Ann
Subjects Beds
laundry mark
Other Name Bed Sheet