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Image of 1973.260.001 - Hand-loomed Linen Bedsheet, c. 1865-1873. Creme colored hand-loomed linen bedsheet has a selvage edge on the sides with a hem at top and bottom. Top left corner there is a 1in by 1.625in light brown cross stitch embroidery, "S+C / 2". Hand-loomed linen was woven in two sections 36in each and sewn together creating a vertical seam down the center.

1973.260.001 - Hand-loomed Linen Bedsheet, c. 1865-1873. Creme colored hand-loomed linen bedsheet has a selvage edge on the sides with a hem at top and bottom. Top left corner there is a 1in by 1.625in light brown cross stitch embroidery, "S+C / 2". Hand-loomed linen was woven in two sections 36in each and sewn together creating a vertical seam down the center.

Hand-loomed Linen Bedsheet, c. 1865-1873. Creme colored hand-loomed linen bedsheet has a selvage edge on the sides with a hem at top and bottom. Top left corner there is a 1in by 1.625in light brown cross stitch embroidery, "S+C / 2". Hand-loomed linen was woven in two sections 36in each and sewn together creating a vertical seam down the center.

Image of 1973.261 - Hand-Loomed Linen Bedsheet, c. 1870. Ecru-colored linen sheet with black fibers incorporated into the weave in several places throughout.  Two panels of fabric are whip stitched together by hand from bottom center to top center. The top and bottom sides are folded over and finished by hand with a whip stitch.

1973.261 - Hand-Loomed Linen Bedsheet, c. 1870. Ecru-colored linen sheet with black fibers incorporated into the weave in several places throughout. Two panels of fabric are whip stitched together by hand from bottom center to top center. The top and bottom sides are folded over and finished by hand with a whip stitch.

Hand-Loomed Linen Bedsheet, c. 1870. Ecru-colored linen sheet with black fibers incorporated into the weave in several places throughout. Two panels of fabric are whip stitched together by hand from bottom center to top center. The top and bottom sides are folded over and finished by hand with a whip stitch.

Image of 2006.214.005 - Doll Bedding, n.d. Cotton, hand sewn and tied with light blue thread. Navy blue background with floral pattern of white, blue and red.  Centers of flowers alternate between yellow-green, red and blue. Foliage yellow-green.

2006.214.005 - Doll Bedding, n.d. Cotton, hand sewn and tied with light blue thread. Navy blue background with floral pattern of white, blue and red. Centers of flowers alternate between yellow-green, red and blue. Foliage yellow-green.

Doll Bedding, n.d. Cotton, hand sewn and tied with light blue thread. Navy blue background with floral pattern of white, blue and red. Centers of flowers alternate between yellow-green, red and blue. Foliage yellow-green.

Image of 1997.077.001F - Flat Sheet, n.d. Rectangular sheet (?) in a peach silk-like material. Two long sides have hemmed edges. Two short sides left raw. Rectangle made up of two pieces of fabric sewn together in center.

1997.077.001F - Flat Sheet, n.d. Rectangular sheet (?) in a peach silk-like material. Two long sides have hemmed edges. Two short sides left raw. Rectangle made up of two pieces of fabric sewn together in center.

Flat Sheet, n.d. Rectangular sheet (?) in a peach silk-like material. Two long sides have hemmed edges. Two short sides left raw. Rectangle made up of two pieces of fabric sewn together in center.

Image of 1997.077.001G - Rose Satin and Lace Flat Sheet, n.d.  Peach rayon and silk blend with cotton ecru lace edging and and in two vertical stripes. Two tags sewn on back hem (details in inscription).

1997.077.001G - Rose Satin and Lace Flat Sheet, n.d. Peach rayon and silk blend with cotton ecru lace edging and and in two vertical stripes. Two tags sewn on back hem (details in inscription).

Rose Satin and Lace Flat Sheet, n.d. Peach rayon and silk blend with cotton ecru lace edging and and in two vertical stripes. Two tags sewn on back hem (details in inscription).

Image of 1999.076.001A - White Linen Pillow Tick, n.d. Pillow is rectangular in shape with a buttoned opening along the back left side (though there are no buttons. Instead there are two sets of openings). The front has an open work pattern running along the left, upper, and right edges. Pattern is Greek meander design. On the  center of the upper edge, below the open work, is an embroidered "FR" monogram.

1999.076.001A - White Linen Pillow Tick, n.d. Pillow is rectangular in shape with a buttoned opening along the back left side (though there are no buttons. Instead there are two sets of openings). The front has an open work pattern running along the left, upper, and right edges. Pattern is Greek meander design. On the center of the upper edge, below the open work, is an embroidered "FR" monogram.

White Linen Pillow Tick, n.d. Pillow is rectangular in shape with a buttoned opening along the back left side (though there are no buttons. Instead there are two sets of openings). The front has an open work pattern running along the left, upper, and right edges. Pattern is Greek meander design. On the center of the upper edge, below the open work, is an embroidered "FR" monogram.

Image of 1999.076.001B - White Linen Pillow Tick, n.d. Pillow is rectangular in shape with a buttoned opening along the back right side (though there are no buttons. Instead there are two sets of openings). The front has an open work pattern running along the left, upper, and right edges. Pattern is Greek meander design. On the  center of the upper edge, below the open work, is an embroidered "FR" monogram.

1999.076.001B - White Linen Pillow Tick, n.d. Pillow is rectangular in shape with a buttoned opening along the back right side (though there are no buttons. Instead there are two sets of openings). The front has an open work pattern running along the left, upper, and right edges. Pattern is Greek meander design. On the center of the upper edge, below the open work, is an embroidered "FR" monogram.

White Linen Pillow Tick, n.d. Pillow is rectangular in shape with a buttoned opening along the back right side (though there are no buttons. Instead there are two sets of openings). The front has an open work pattern running along the left, upper, and right edges. Pattern is Greek meander design. On the center of the upper edge, below the open work, is an embroidered "FR" monogram.

Image of 1999.076.002A - White Linen Pillow Tick, n.d. Pillow is rectangular in shape with a buttoned opening along the back left side (though there are no buttons. Instead there are two sets of openings). The front has an open work pattern running along the left, upper, and right edges. Pattern is three lines with the center line having a more narrow stitch and four-petaled flowers about every 5 inches. On the  center of the upper edge, below the open work, is an embroidered "FR" monogram.

1999.076.002A - White Linen Pillow Tick, n.d. Pillow is rectangular in shape with a buttoned opening along the back left side (though there are no buttons. Instead there are two sets of openings). The front has an open work pattern running along the left, upper, and right edges. Pattern is three lines with the center line having a more narrow stitch and four-petaled flowers about every 5 inches. On the center of the upper edge, below the open work, is an embroidered "FR" monogram.

White Linen Pillow Tick, n.d. Pillow is rectangular in shape with a buttoned opening along the back left side (though there are no buttons. Instead there are two sets of openings). The front has an open work pattern running along the left, upper, and right edges. Pattern is three lines with the center line having a more narrow stitch and four-petaled flowers about every 5 inches. On the center of the upper edge, below the open work, is an embroidered "FR" monogram.

Image of 1999.076.002B - White Linen Pillow Tick, n.d. Pillow is rectangular in shape with a buttoned opening along the back right side (though there are no buttons. Instead there are two sets of openings). The front has an open work pattern running along the left, upper, and right edges. Pattern is three lines with the center line having a more narrow stitch and four-petaled flowers about every 5 inches. On the  center of the upper edge, below the open work, is an embroidered "FR" monogram.

1999.076.002B - White Linen Pillow Tick, n.d. Pillow is rectangular in shape with a buttoned opening along the back right side (though there are no buttons. Instead there are two sets of openings). The front has an open work pattern running along the left, upper, and right edges. Pattern is three lines with the center line having a more narrow stitch and four-petaled flowers about every 5 inches. On the center of the upper edge, below the open work, is an embroidered "FR" monogram.

White Linen Pillow Tick, n.d. Pillow is rectangular in shape with a buttoned opening along the back right side (though there are no buttons. Instead there are two sets of openings). The front has an open work pattern running along the left, upper, and right edges. Pattern is three lines with the center line having a more narrow stitch and four-petaled flowers about every 5 inches. On the center of the upper edge, below the open work, is an embroidered "FR" monogram.

Image of 1999.076.003 - White Demask Linen Mattress Tick, n.d. Mattress is rectangular in shape with a buttoned opening along one of the shorter edges. Buttons are covered in linen. Pattern is of flowers with 5 lines between each flower and each row is offset/checkered. Small "AM" monogram embroidered along the front of the open end, facing outwards/towards the edge.

1999.076.003 - White Demask Linen Mattress Tick, n.d. Mattress is rectangular in shape with a buttoned opening along one of the shorter edges. Buttons are covered in linen. Pattern is of flowers with 5 lines between each flower and each row is offset/checkered. Small "AM" monogram embroidered along the front of the open end, facing outwards/towards the edge.

White Demask Linen Mattress Tick, n.d. Mattress is rectangular in shape with a buttoned opening along one of the shorter edges. Buttons are covered in linen. Pattern is of flowers with 5 lines between each flower and each row is offset/checkered. Small "AM" monogram embroidered along the front of the open end, facing outwards/towards the edge.

Image of 2010.092.013 - Holbrook-Palmer Bed Cover, c. 1926-1958.  Off-white linen with drawn thread work floral design along bottom edge and 26.5" up sides. Embroidered in center in white, at end near drawn thread work, is the monogram "OPH." Outer border beyond thread work only is hemmed with biased corners.

2010.092.013 - Holbrook-Palmer Bed Cover, c. 1926-1958. Off-white linen with drawn thread work floral design along bottom edge and 26.5" up sides. Embroidered in center in white, at end near drawn thread work, is the monogram "OPH." Outer border beyond thread work only is hemmed with biased corners.

Holbrook-Palmer Bed Cover, c. 1926-1958. Off-white linen with drawn thread work floral design along bottom edge and 26.5" up sides. Embroidered in center in white, at end near drawn thread work, is the monogram "OPH." Outer border beyond thread work only is hemmed with biased corners.

Image of 2010.092.014A - Holbrook-Palmer Pillowcase, c. 1926-1958.  Off-white linen with drawn thread work in a floral design along open edge. Embroidered in center in white near thread work is the monogram "OPH." Hand-stitched lace connects off-white linen to white linen at closed end of pillow sham.

2010.092.014A - Holbrook-Palmer Pillowcase, c. 1926-1958. Off-white linen with drawn thread work in a floral design along open edge. Embroidered in center in white near thread work is the monogram "OPH." Hand-stitched lace connects off-white linen to white linen at closed end of pillow sham.

Holbrook-Palmer Pillowcase, c. 1926-1958. Off-white linen with drawn thread work in a floral design along open edge. Embroidered in center in white near thread work is the monogram "OPH." Hand-stitched lace connects off-white linen to white linen at closed end of pillow sham.

Image of 2010.092.014B - Holbrook-Palmer Pillowcase, c. 1926-1958.  Eggshell-colored linen pillow sham with drawn thread work near open edge. Embroidered at center in white, near drawn thread work, is the monogram "OPH."

2010.092.014B - Holbrook-Palmer Pillowcase, c. 1926-1958. Eggshell-colored linen pillow sham with drawn thread work near open edge. Embroidered at center in white, near drawn thread work, is the monogram "OPH."

Holbrook-Palmer Pillowcase, c. 1926-1958. Eggshell-colored linen pillow sham with drawn thread work near open edge. Embroidered at center in white, near drawn thread work, is the monogram "OPH."

Image of 2010.092.014C - Holbrook-Palmer Pillowcase, c. 1926-1958.  Ecru-colored linen pillow sham with drawn thread work along seam at open end. Small, off-white linen pocket with drawn thread work along bottom edge is stitched to sham at open end near thread work at seam. Embroidered on off-white pocket near thread work in off-white is the monogram "OPH."

2010.092.014C - Holbrook-Palmer Pillowcase, c. 1926-1958. Ecru-colored linen pillow sham with drawn thread work along seam at open end. Small, off-white linen pocket with drawn thread work along bottom edge is stitched to sham at open end near thread work at seam. Embroidered on off-white pocket near thread work in off-white is the monogram "OPH."

Holbrook-Palmer Pillowcase, c. 1926-1958. Ecru-colored linen pillow sham with drawn thread work along seam at open end. Small, off-white linen pocket with drawn thread work along bottom edge is stitched to sham at open end near thread work at seam. Embroidered on off-white pocket near thread work in off-white is the monogram "OPH."

Image of 2010.092.014D - Holbrook-Palmer Pillowcase, c. 1926-1958.  Ecru-colored linen pillow sham with drawn thread work along seam at open end.  Small, off-white linen pocket with drawn thread work along bottom edge is stitched to sham at open end near thread work at seam. Embroidered on off-white pocket near thread work in off-white is the monogram "OPH."

2010.092.014D - Holbrook-Palmer Pillowcase, c. 1926-1958. Ecru-colored linen pillow sham with drawn thread work along seam at open end. Small, off-white linen pocket with drawn thread work along bottom edge is stitched to sham at open end near thread work at seam. Embroidered on off-white pocket near thread work in off-white is the monogram "OPH."

Holbrook-Palmer Pillowcase, c. 1926-1958. Ecru-colored linen pillow sham with drawn thread work along seam at open end. Small, off-white linen pocket with drawn thread work along bottom edge is stitched to sham at open end near thread work at seam. Embroidered on off-white pocket near thread work in off-white is the monogram "OPH."