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Catalog Number 00.23.1
Object Name Towel, Hand
Description Rect, plain, hand-woven, natural-color linen towel. Has inked name/date in upper R/corner. Written in large script: Mary A.Sultzback/1844 using black ink which has bled through to the versa. Top/R/side edges are narrowly hemmed; L/side is a selvage; bttm is whipped stitched w/short fringe. Darned next to lwr R/side. At top ctr edge a tassel is secured by stitching, perhaps once a hanger loop.
Date 1844
Provenance Donor's wife acquired in greater Philadelphia area prior to 1970.