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Image of 0001.806 - Utica Muslin and Fine Linen Quilt Top, pre-1959.  Rectangular Quilt Top is comprised of 24 machine-pieced, printed squares of fabric in red, blue, and black. Each square has one of two designs. The first design is of images of birds, and includes ostriches, a nightingale, lyre bird, turkey, sparrows, swans and an owl. The second pattern is of animals, which include images of a tiger, lion, leopard, bear, pig, elephant, and camel. Depicted animals create a border around an interior circle that advertises "Utica Muslin and Fine Linen".

0001.806 - Utica Muslin and Fine Linen Quilt Top, pre-1959. Rectangular Quilt Top is comprised of 24 machine-pieced, printed squares of fabric in red, blue, and black. Each square has one of two designs. The first design is of images of birds, and includes ostriches, a nightingale, lyre bird, turkey, sparrows, swans and an owl. The second pattern is of animals, which include images of a tiger, lion, leopard, bear, pig, elephant, and camel. Depicted animals create a border around an interior circle that advertises "Utica Muslin and Fine Linen".

Utica Muslin and Fine Linen Quilt Top, pre-1959. Rectangular Quilt Top is comprised of 24 machine-pieced, printed squares of fabric in red, blue, and black. Each square has one of two designs. The first design is of images of birds, and includes ostriches, a nightingale, lyre bird, turkey, sparrows, swans and an owl. The second pattern is of animals, which include images of a tiger, lion, leopard, bear, pig, elephant, and camel. Depicted animals create a border around an interior circle that advertises "Utica Muslin and Fine Linen".

Image of 1973.259 - Star Quilt, circa 1873. Eight pointed cotton star quilt, hand-pieced and hand quilted with machine secured binding (binding is made from folding over backing fabric). The stars use two different calico patterned fabrics with dark red backgrounds. One pattern shows stylistic four pointed black stars with white circles at center and the other shows a pattern of small black rectangles with two white dots. There are alternating blocks of red squares on white ground and solid white blocks. The blocks are set on point. Eight star blocks appear along the length and nine star blocks appear across width of the quilt. Quilting on the white fabric blocks alternate between vertical rows of symmetrical four-petal flowers and rows of four pointed stars with three concentric circles in the center. Small four-petal flowers are quilted along the outer edges. The backing fabric is white and "SUPERFINE  /  SHEETING" printed in reverse appears in red ink near bottom center. A sleeve for hanging made of polyester is sewn along the top edge on the back (sleeve is not original to the quilt).

1973.259 - Star Quilt, circa 1873. Eight pointed cotton star quilt, hand-pieced and hand quilted with machine secured binding (binding is made from folding over backing fabric). The stars use two different calico patterned fabrics with dark red backgrounds. One pattern shows stylistic four pointed black stars with white circles at center and the other shows a pattern of small black rectangles with two white dots. There are alternating blocks of red squares on white ground and solid white blocks. The blocks are set on point. Eight star blocks appear along the length and nine star blocks appear across width of the quilt. Quilting on the white fabric blocks alternate between vertical rows of symmetrical four-petal flowers and rows of four pointed stars with three concentric circles in the center. Small four-petal flowers are quilted along the outer edges. The backing fabric is white and "SUPERFINE / SHEETING" printed in reverse appears in red ink near bottom center. A sleeve for hanging made of polyester is sewn along the top edge on the back (sleeve is not original to the quilt).

Star Quilt, circa 1873. Eight pointed cotton star quilt, hand-pieced and hand quilted with machine secured binding (binding is made from folding over backing fabric). The stars use two different calico patterned fabrics with dark red backgrounds. One pattern shows stylistic four pointed black stars with white circles at center and the other shows a pattern of small black rectangles with two white dots. There are alternating blocks of red squares on white ground and solid white blocks. The blocks are set on point. Eight star blocks appear along the length and nine star blocks appear across width of the quilt. Quilting on the white fabric blocks alternate between vertical rows of symmetrical fo

Image of 1977.136 - San Mateo Bicentennial Quilt, 1977. Machine pieced and hand-quilted cotton blanket shows a design of white squares with red sashing and a red outer border. A large blue-bordered square at center shows the Great Seal of the United States with an eagle, the phrase "e pluribus unum", and stars. "SAN MATEO" is hand-embroidered in gold thread at top in the blue border and "CALIFORNIA" is embroidered at bottom. To the left and right of the blue border is a white rectangle. The left-hand rectangle is hand-embroidered in gold with "1776" and "1976" appears to the right. Surrounding the emblem are white squares, each approx. 9.75" x 9.75" separated by red sashing. Copies of U. S. state seals, ranging between 3.5" to 4.5" in diameter, are hand-embroidered at the center of each white block. Background colors for state seals, if not white, are colored onto the fabric with paint or ink. 
The quilting stitches are white on the red ground and red on the white ground. The white blocks are quilted just inside the outer edge and also around the state seals with diagonal stitches leading from the seal to the corners. The sashing surrounding the white quilt blocks are quilted with a pattern of three parallel lines, each 1" apart, and a star at the corners of each white block. The outer red border is quilted with four parallel lines, also 1" apart. There is a circle of embroidery around the center emblem with quilted lines radiating out from the circle. The blue border has vertical quilting 1" apart on the right and left sides with quilted stars at the corners. The white side panels with embroidered years have 9 rows of vertical quilting 0.5" apart. 
The backing is blue cotton matching the large blue border on the front, and the binding is red. In the back center of the quilt, "The Neighbors" is hand-embroidered in white with individual quilter names surrounding it. The names, clockwise from top right, include: Patricia Ciolino Chandler, Leilani Fladger Hall, Annie Mille Troyan, Alexander Mendes Cooley, Jacquelin Holman Hall, Trudi Schwiner Chambers, Ila McCaslin Beauchemin, Sue Hagemann Martling, Helen Kurth Swanson, and Beverly Wegner Bertucci.   A muslin sleeve for hanging is sewn across the top edge on the back side.

1977.136 - San Mateo Bicentennial Quilt, 1977. Machine pieced and hand-quilted cotton blanket shows a design of white squares with red sashing and a red outer border. A large blue-bordered square at center shows the Great Seal of the United States with an eagle, the phrase "e pluribus unum", and stars. "SAN MATEO" is hand-embroidered in gold thread at top in the blue border and "CALIFORNIA" is embroidered at bottom. To the left and right of the blue border is a white rectangle. The left-hand rectangle is hand-embroidered in gold with "1776" and "1976" appears to the right. Surrounding the emblem are white squares, each approx. 9.75" x 9.75" separated by red sashing. Copies of U. S. state seals, ranging between 3.5" to 4.5" in diameter, are hand-embroidered at the center of each white block. Background colors for state seals, if not white, are colored onto the fabric with paint or ink. The quilting stitches are white on the red ground and red on the white ground. The white blocks are quilted just inside the outer edge and also around the state seals with diagonal stitches leading from the seal to the corners. The sashing surrounding the white quilt blocks are quilted with a pattern of three parallel lines, each 1" apart, and a star at the corners of each white block. The outer red border is quilted with four parallel lines, also 1" apart. There is a circle of embroidery around the center emblem with quilted lines radiating out from the circle. The blue border has vertical quilting 1" apart on the right and left sides with quilted stars at the corners. The white side panels with embroidered years have 9 rows of vertical quilting 0.5" apart. The backing is blue cotton matching the large blue border on the front, and the binding is red. In the back center of the quilt, "The Neighbors" is hand-embroidered in white with individual quilter names surrounding it. The names, clockwise from top right, include: Patricia Ciolino Chandler, Leilani Fladger Hall, Annie Mille Troyan, Alexander Mendes Cooley, Jacquelin Holman Hall, Trudi Schwiner Chambers, Ila McCaslin Beauchemin, Sue Hagemann Martling, Helen Kurth Swanson, and Beverly Wegner Bertucci. A muslin sleeve for hanging is sewn across the top edge on the back side.

San Mateo Bicentennial Quilt, 1977. Machine pieced and hand-quilted cotton blanket shows a design of white squares with red sashing and a red outer border. A large blue-bordered square at center shows the Great Seal of the United States with an eagle, the phrase "e pluribus unum", and stars. "SAN MATEO" is hand-embroidered in gold thread at top in the blue border and "CALIFORNIA" is embroidered at bottom. To the left and right of the blue border is a white rectangle. The left-hand rectangle is hand-embroidered in gold with "1776" and "1976" appears to the right. Surrounding the emblem are white squares, each approx. 9.75" x 9.75" separated by red sashing. Copies of U. S. state seals, ranging

Image of 1980.142.002 - Wedding Ring Quilt, c. 1930s. Cotton quilt with wool batting that is hand pieced and hand quilted. The ground and backing fabric is mint green cotton with scalloped edges. Wedding ring patches interlock in blocks of four across the width and five down the length. The pattern shows four solid blue and white squares where the rings intersect. The rest of the fabric in the rings includes calico prints in blues, pinks, lavenders, browns, yellows, greens, and reds. Silk fabric is also used less frequently than the calico in the design of the rings. Each block is quilted with a four-petaled flower in the center of each ring and a diamond grid in the outer border. A muslin sleeve for hanging is sewn across the top edge on the back side.

1980.142.002 - Wedding Ring Quilt, c. 1930s. Cotton quilt with wool batting that is hand pieced and hand quilted. The ground and backing fabric is mint green cotton with scalloped edges. Wedding ring patches interlock in blocks of four across the width and five down the length. The pattern shows four solid blue and white squares where the rings intersect. The rest of the fabric in the rings includes calico prints in blues, pinks, lavenders, browns, yellows, greens, and reds. Silk fabric is also used less frequently than the calico in the design of the rings. Each block is quilted with a four-petaled flower in the center of each ring and a diamond grid in the outer border. A muslin sleeve for hanging is sewn across the top edge on the back side.

Wedding Ring Quilt, c. 1930s. Cotton quilt with wool batting that is hand pieced and hand quilted. The ground and backing fabric is mint green cotton with scalloped edges. Wedding ring patches interlock in blocks of four across the width and five down the length. The pattern shows four solid blue and white squares where the rings intersect. The rest of the fabric in the rings includes calico prints in blues, pinks, lavenders, browns, yellows, greens, and reds. Silk fabric is also used less frequently than the calico in the design of the rings. Each block is quilted with a four-petaled flower in the center of each ring and a diamond grid in the outer border. A muslin sleeve for hanging is sewn

Image of 1987.133 - Friendship Quilt, 1900. Hand-embroidered friendship quilt made by women of Half Moon Bay, California, to raise money for the Methodist-Episcopal Church to buy carpet. Quilt consists of red circles on a white ground. Circles have individual names embroidered in white stitches. A border of alternating red and white stripes surround the red circles, forming sun rays. Names are embroidered on the white strips with red thread. Quilt appears to be machine sewn and hand-quilted. Quilting pattern is a star burst radiating out from the center of the red circles with diagonal diamonds on the white ground. Quilt is edged in red binding. The backing is white cotton and a muslin sleeve has been affixed along one side on the back for hanging.

1987.133 - Friendship Quilt, 1900. Hand-embroidered friendship quilt made by women of Half Moon Bay, California, to raise money for the Methodist-Episcopal Church to buy carpet. Quilt consists of red circles on a white ground. Circles have individual names embroidered in white stitches. A border of alternating red and white stripes surround the red circles, forming sun rays. Names are embroidered on the white strips with red thread. Quilt appears to be machine sewn and hand-quilted. Quilting pattern is a star burst radiating out from the center of the red circles with diagonal diamonds on the white ground. Quilt is edged in red binding. The backing is white cotton and a muslin sleeve has been affixed along one side on the back for hanging.

Friendship Quilt, 1900. Hand-embroidered friendship quilt made by women of Half Moon Bay, California, to raise money for the Methodist-Episcopal Church to buy carpet. Quilt consists of red circles on a white ground. Circles have individual names embroidered in white stitches. A border of alternating red and white stripes surround the red circles, forming sun rays. Names are embroidered on the white strips with red thread. Quilt appears to be machine sewn and hand-quilted. Quilting pattern is a star burst radiating out from the center of the red circles with diagonal diamonds on the white ground. Quilt is edged in red binding. The backing is white cotton and a muslin sleeve has been affixed al

Image of 1989.398 - Diamond Block Hexagon Quilt, pre-1989. Hand-pieced and hand-quilted velvet and satin hexagon quilt with scalloped sides. The quilt is composed of diamond blocks constructed with 1.25" hexagon pieces, interspersed with black 1.25" hexagon "sashing."  Blocks are constructed with fabric in shades of red, blue, brown, and green. There are 15 rows along the height of quilt that alternate with 10 or 11 blocks per row. Each block has a velvet hexagon piece at center that is surrounded by a diamond of 8 silk printed hexagon pieces. The silk pieces are floral patterned, and they are surrounded by 16 velvet pieces that match the color of the center hexagon piece.   Backing and binding is a purple satin, quilting is done with blue thread and shows "stitch in the ditch" technique.

1989.398 - Diamond Block Hexagon Quilt, pre-1989. Hand-pieced and hand-quilted velvet and satin hexagon quilt with scalloped sides. The quilt is composed of diamond blocks constructed with 1.25" hexagon pieces, interspersed with black 1.25" hexagon "sashing." Blocks are constructed with fabric in shades of red, blue, brown, and green. There are 15 rows along the height of quilt that alternate with 10 or 11 blocks per row. Each block has a velvet hexagon piece at center that is surrounded by a diamond of 8 silk printed hexagon pieces. The silk pieces are floral patterned, and they are surrounded by 16 velvet pieces that match the color of the center hexagon piece. Backing and binding is a purple satin, quilting is done with blue thread and shows "stitch in the ditch" technique.

Diamond Block Hexagon Quilt, pre-1989. Hand-pieced and hand-quilted velvet and satin hexagon quilt with scalloped sides. The quilt is composed of diamond blocks constructed with 1.25" hexagon pieces, interspersed with black 1.25" hexagon "sashing." Blocks are constructed with fabric in shades of red, blue, brown, and green. There are 15 rows along the height of quilt that alternate with 10 or 11 blocks per row. Each block has a velvet hexagon piece at center that is surrounded by a diamond of 8 silk printed hexagon pieces. The silk pieces are floral patterned, and they are surrounded by 16 velvet pieces that match the color of the center hexagon piece. Backing and binding is a purple satin

Image of 1996.213 - White Linen Cloth, c. 1825-1835.  This cloth is white and made of hand-spun linen. Hand stitched along the ends and throughout the middle of the cloth.

1996.213 - White Linen Cloth, c. 1825-1835. This cloth is white and made of hand-spun linen. Hand stitched along the ends and throughout the middle of the cloth.

White Linen Cloth, c. 1825-1835. This cloth is white and made of hand-spun linen. Hand stitched along the ends and throughout the middle of the cloth.

Image of 2006.119.001 - Rose of Sharon Quilt, March 12, 1863. Hand quilted cotton quilt with cream background and appliquéed design of red flowers with yellow centers and green leaves and stems. Edges are bound with green and red cloth. Signed "Susan Beaty  /  March 12th 1863" in black cross-stitch on the bottom right corner. Quilt has 9 blocks on point with matching floral designs. White triangles surrounding the floral blocks on the outside edges with white squares between the center and outer floral blocks. Floral design has an open flower at center that is surrounded by green leaves. Four stems with leaves radiate out toward the corners of the quilt block and end in a small open flower that is flanked by two buds. A serpentine pattern of green stems and leaves alternates with small open and closed flowers. Floral sections are hand quilted in a 0.25" diamond grid while the solid blocks have a feather motif with tiny squares in the background. The backing is cream-colored fabric.

2006.119.001 - Rose of Sharon Quilt, March 12, 1863. Hand quilted cotton quilt with cream background and appliquéed design of red flowers with yellow centers and green leaves and stems. Edges are bound with green and red cloth. Signed "Susan Beaty / March 12th 1863" in black cross-stitch on the bottom right corner. Quilt has 9 blocks on point with matching floral designs. White triangles surrounding the floral blocks on the outside edges with white squares between the center and outer floral blocks. Floral design has an open flower at center that is surrounded by green leaves. Four stems with leaves radiate out toward the corners of the quilt block and end in a small open flower that is flanked by two buds. A serpentine pattern of green stems and leaves alternates with small open and closed flowers. Floral sections are hand quilted in a 0.25" diamond grid while the solid blocks have a feather motif with tiny squares in the background. The backing is cream-colored fabric.

Rose of Sharon Quilt, March 12, 1863. Hand quilted cotton quilt with cream background and appliquéed design of red flowers with yellow centers and green leaves and stems. Edges are bound with green and red cloth. Signed "Susan Beaty / March 12th 1863" in black cross-stitch on the bottom right corner. Quilt has 9 blocks on point with matching floral designs. White triangles surrounding the floral blocks on the outside edges with white squares between the center and outer floral blocks. Floral design has an open flower at center that is surrounded by green leaves. Four stems with leaves radiate out toward the corners of the quilt block and end in a small open flower that is flanked by two bud

Image of 2006.119.002 - Nine Patch Quilt, c. 1853. Machine pieced and hand quilted cotton quilt. Pink, red, and white nine patch blocks on point alternate with solid white blocks. These are bordered by white triangles placed just inside the striped border. The quilt has 35 blocks with 6 blocks across the width and 7 blocks down the length. Some of the pale pink fabric has faded to almost white, and five of the nine patch blocks have hand-sewn replacement patch squares. The quilt is bordered with 2.5" wide pink calico strips with a white strip in between. The white strip in the border is patched at top left and bottom right. Reversed blue printed text is visible through the front of the fabric on these patches. The two pink calico stripes in the outer border are composed of dark pink flowers on a light pink ground. The backing is white cotton.

2006.119.002 - Nine Patch Quilt, c. 1853. Machine pieced and hand quilted cotton quilt. Pink, red, and white nine patch blocks on point alternate with solid white blocks. These are bordered by white triangles placed just inside the striped border. The quilt has 35 blocks with 6 blocks across the width and 7 blocks down the length. Some of the pale pink fabric has faded to almost white, and five of the nine patch blocks have hand-sewn replacement patch squares. The quilt is bordered with 2.5" wide pink calico strips with a white strip in between. The white strip in the border is patched at top left and bottom right. Reversed blue printed text is visible through the front of the fabric on these patches. The two pink calico stripes in the outer border are composed of dark pink flowers on a light pink ground. The backing is white cotton.

Nine Patch Quilt, c. 1853. Machine pieced and hand quilted cotton quilt. Pink, red, and white nine patch blocks on point alternate with solid white blocks. These are bordered by white triangles placed just inside the striped border. The quilt has 35 blocks with 6 blocks across the width and 7 blocks down the length. Some of the pale pink fabric has faded to almost white, and five of the nine patch blocks have hand-sewn replacement patch squares. The quilt is bordered with 2.5" wide pink calico strips with a white strip in between. The white strip in the border is patched at top left and bottom right. Reversed blue printed text is visible through the front of the fabric on these patches. The t

Image of 2006.261.002 - Square-in-square Patchwork Quilt, c. 1883-1885. Quilt is comprised of silk, velvet, satin, and multicolored square-in-square blocks. Many styles of fabric are used including solids, plaids, stripes, and flocked velvet. Quilt is hand-pieced and hand-quilted with various colors of thread including white, tan, and blue but red and maroon ribbon binding has been machine-stitched and overlaps outer blocks.  There are 224 finished 5" blocks comprised of 3.5" squares in center, surrounded by four triangles. There is a 10" block in center that has a green embroidered vine with white daisies on a light blue ground with pink edges on two sides.  Many of the inner squares are embroidered or appliquéd, and one block has a line drawing in ink of a female figure whose hair is up.  Other motifs include a shoe, baby rattles and floral motifs.  Several blocks have cursive inscriptions handwritten in ink including "MRS H. C. Moills" on a gold half-circle blanket stitched to a red silk square, 5 rows down from top and, two blocks in from left. Nine rows down from top and one block in from left, "J. B. Hearscht" is written in blue ink on the ribbon portion of a drawing. The ribbon is at the bottom and in front of a cloud with two birds flying above). The drawing is above two hand-embroidered rattles on an off-white square block ground. "B L" appears 11 rows down from top and two blocks in from left. Pink flowers with green stems are painted on a block that is 10 rows down from top and 13 blocks in from left. The quilt backing is red cotton.

2006.261.002 - Square-in-square Patchwork Quilt, c. 1883-1885. Quilt is comprised of silk, velvet, satin, and multicolored square-in-square blocks. Many styles of fabric are used including solids, plaids, stripes, and flocked velvet. Quilt is hand-pieced and hand-quilted with various colors of thread including white, tan, and blue but red and maroon ribbon binding has been machine-stitched and overlaps outer blocks. There are 224 finished 5" blocks comprised of 3.5" squares in center, surrounded by four triangles. There is a 10" block in center that has a green embroidered vine with white daisies on a light blue ground with pink edges on two sides. Many of the inner squares are embroidered or appliquéd, and one block has a line drawing in ink of a female figure whose hair is up. Other motifs include a shoe, baby rattles and floral motifs. Several blocks have cursive inscriptions handwritten in ink including "MRS H. C. Moills" on a gold half-circle blanket stitched to a red silk square, 5 rows down from top and, two blocks in from left. Nine rows down from top and one block in from left, "J. B. Hearscht" is written in blue ink on the ribbon portion of a drawing. The ribbon is at the bottom and in front of a cloud with two birds flying above). The drawing is above two hand-embroidered rattles on an off-white square block ground. "B L" appears 11 rows down from top and two blocks in from left. Pink flowers with green stems are painted on a block that is 10 rows down from top and 13 blocks in from left. The quilt backing is red cotton.

Square-in-square Patchwork Quilt, c. 1883-1885. Quilt is comprised of silk, velvet, satin, and multicolored square-in-square blocks. Many styles of fabric are used including solids, plaids, stripes, and flocked velvet. Quilt is hand-pieced and hand-quilted with various colors of thread including white, tan, and blue but red and maroon ribbon binding has been machine-stitched and overlaps outer blocks. There are 224 finished 5" blocks comprised of 3.5" squares in center, surrounded by four triangles. There is a 10" block in center that has a green embroidered vine with white daisies on a light blue ground with pink edges on two sides. Many of the inner squares are embroidered or appliquéd, a

Image of 2008.111.001 - Quilted Bed Cover, c. 1940s. Green and yellow satin acetate quilted bed cover with wool filling made by the Economy Products Corporation of Chicago, Illinois. The top is green with a green 2" ruffle around the edge. The underside is yellow. Machine sewn and quilted with five squares on point in center forming a diamond with loops extending out from every other square. Chain stitching around the quilt margins, and various sections are also outlined with quilting. Manufacturing tag at bottom right corner.

2008.111.001 - Quilted Bed Cover, c. 1940s. Green and yellow satin acetate quilted bed cover with wool filling made by the Economy Products Corporation of Chicago, Illinois. The top is green with a green 2" ruffle around the edge. The underside is yellow. Machine sewn and quilted with five squares on point in center forming a diamond with loops extending out from every other square. Chain stitching around the quilt margins, and various sections are also outlined with quilting. Manufacturing tag at bottom right corner.

Quilted Bed Cover, c. 1940s. Green and yellow satin acetate quilted bed cover with wool filling made by the Economy Products Corporation of Chicago, Illinois. The top is green with a green 2" ruffle around the edge. The underside is yellow. Machine sewn and quilted with five squares on point in center forming a diamond with loops extending out from every other square. Chain stitching around the quilt margins, and various sections are also outlined with quilting. Manufacturing tag at bottom right corner.

Image of 2010.092.015A - Holbrook-Palmer Hand Towel, c. 1926-1958.  Off-white brocade linen hand towel with white-on-white floral print border and white-on-white floral print, centered in an oval shape. Two selvaged edges and two finished edges. "OHP" monogram embroidered in off-white, angled in one corner.

2010.092.015A - Holbrook-Palmer Hand Towel, c. 1926-1958. Off-white brocade linen hand towel with white-on-white floral print border and white-on-white floral print, centered in an oval shape. Two selvaged edges and two finished edges. "OHP" monogram embroidered in off-white, angled in one corner.

Holbrook-Palmer Hand Towel, c. 1926-1958. Off-white brocade linen hand towel with white-on-white floral print border and white-on-white floral print, centered in an oval shape. Two selvaged edges and two finished edges. "OHP" monogram embroidered in off-white, angled in one corner.

Image of 2010.092.015B - Holbrook-Palmer Hand Towel, c. 1926-1958.  Off-white brocade linen hand towel with white-on-white leaf-like motif along short ends above drawn thread work along seams. White-on-white serpentine block-design print 0.75" above leaf-like print on both ends. Two selvaged edges and two finished edges and two finished edges with drawn thread work.  "H" monogram embroidered in off-white, centered at one end, 5-7/8" from drawn thread work.

2010.092.015B - Holbrook-Palmer Hand Towel, c. 1926-1958. Off-white brocade linen hand towel with white-on-white leaf-like motif along short ends above drawn thread work along seams. White-on-white serpentine block-design print 0.75" above leaf-like print on both ends. Two selvaged edges and two finished edges and two finished edges with drawn thread work. "H" monogram embroidered in off-white, centered at one end, 5-7/8" from drawn thread work.

Holbrook-Palmer Hand Towel, c. 1926-1958. Off-white brocade linen hand towel with white-on-white leaf-like motif along short ends above drawn thread work along seams. White-on-white serpentine block-design print 0.75" above leaf-like print on both ends. Two selvaged edges and two finished edges and two finished edges with drawn thread work. "H" monogram embroidered in off-white, centered at one end, 5-7/8" from drawn thread work.

Image of 2010.092.016 - Holbrook-Palmer Placemat, c. 1926-1958. Light beige-colored placemat is edged with drawn thread work.  Outer border is a modified Greek key design, satin-stiched with bronze-colored thread.  Within each open-ended square is a right-angle accent satin-stitched with gold-colored thread and a small triange accent satin-stitched with beige-colored thread.  Inner border is satin-stitched in beige, with small triangle accents evenly spaced between each open-ended square.  Small triange accents are satin-stitched in bronze.  Embroidered "OPH" monogram at top left of placemat is centered within a hexagonal border.   "P" and hexagonal border are satin-stitched in bronze thread;  "O" and "H" and design elements surrounding monogram are satin-stitched in beige thread.

2010.092.016 - Holbrook-Palmer Placemat, c. 1926-1958. Light beige-colored placemat is edged with drawn thread work. Outer border is a modified Greek key design, satin-stiched with bronze-colored thread. Within each open-ended square is a right-angle accent satin-stitched with gold-colored thread and a small triange accent satin-stitched with beige-colored thread. Inner border is satin-stitched in beige, with small triangle accents evenly spaced between each open-ended square. Small triange accents are satin-stitched in bronze. Embroidered "OPH" monogram at top left of placemat is centered within a hexagonal border. "P" and hexagonal border are satin-stitched in bronze thread; "O" and "H" and design elements surrounding monogram are satin-stitched in beige thread.

Holbrook-Palmer Placemat, c. 1926-1958. Light beige-colored placemat is edged with drawn thread work. Outer border is a modified Greek key design, satin-stiched with bronze-colored thread. Within each open-ended square is a right-angle accent satin-stitched with gold-colored thread and a small triange accent satin-stitched with beige-colored thread. Inner border is satin-stitched in beige, with small triangle accents evenly spaced between each open-ended square. Small triange accents are satin-stitched in bronze. Embroidered "OPH" monogram at top left of placemat is centered within a hexagonal border. "P" and hexagonal border are satin-stitched in bronze thread; "O" and "H" and design

Image of 2010.092.028A - Holbrook-Palmer Napkin, c. 1926-1958.  Cream-colored damask napkin with cream-colored design of two concentric circles, accented with leaves curled in a spiral pattern.  Leaf accents at each corner of the napkin.  Stylized "P" monogram is satin-stitched in cream-colored thread at bottom right corner. Napkin has two selvaged edges and two seam-finished edges.

2010.092.028A - Holbrook-Palmer Napkin, c. 1926-1958. Cream-colored damask napkin with cream-colored design of two concentric circles, accented with leaves curled in a spiral pattern. Leaf accents at each corner of the napkin. Stylized "P" monogram is satin-stitched in cream-colored thread at bottom right corner. Napkin has two selvaged edges and two seam-finished edges.

Holbrook-Palmer Napkin, c. 1926-1958. Cream-colored damask napkin with cream-colored design of two concentric circles, accented with leaves curled in a spiral pattern. Leaf accents at each corner of the napkin. Stylized "P" monogram is satin-stitched in cream-colored thread at bottom right corner. Napkin has two selvaged edges and two seam-finished edges.

Image of 2010.092.028B - Holbrook-Palmer Napkin, c. 1926-1958.  Cream-colored damask napkin with cream-colored design of two concentric circles, accented with leaves curled in a spiral pattern.  Leaf accents at each corner of the napkin.  Stylized "P" monogram is satin-stitched in cream-colored thread at bottom right corner. Napkin has two selvaged edges and two seam-finished edges.

2010.092.028B - Holbrook-Palmer Napkin, c. 1926-1958. Cream-colored damask napkin with cream-colored design of two concentric circles, accented with leaves curled in a spiral pattern. Leaf accents at each corner of the napkin. Stylized "P" monogram is satin-stitched in cream-colored thread at bottom right corner. Napkin has two selvaged edges and two seam-finished edges.

Holbrook-Palmer Napkin, c. 1926-1958. Cream-colored damask napkin with cream-colored design of two concentric circles, accented with leaves curled in a spiral pattern. Leaf accents at each corner of the napkin. Stylized "P" monogram is satin-stitched in cream-colored thread at bottom right corner. Napkin has two selvaged edges and two seam-finished edges.

Image of 2010.092.028C - Holbrook-Palmer Napkin, c. 1926-1958.  Cream-colored damask napkin with cream-colored design of two concentric circles, accented with leaves curled in a spiral pattern.  Leaf accents at each corner of the napkin.  Stylized "P" monogram is satin-stitched in cream-colored thread at bottom right corner. Napkin has two selvaged edges and two seam-finished edges.

2010.092.028C - Holbrook-Palmer Napkin, c. 1926-1958. Cream-colored damask napkin with cream-colored design of two concentric circles, accented with leaves curled in a spiral pattern. Leaf accents at each corner of the napkin. Stylized "P" monogram is satin-stitched in cream-colored thread at bottom right corner. Napkin has two selvaged edges and two seam-finished edges.

Holbrook-Palmer Napkin, c. 1926-1958. Cream-colored damask napkin with cream-colored design of two concentric circles, accented with leaves curled in a spiral pattern. Leaf accents at each corner of the napkin. Stylized "P" monogram is satin-stitched in cream-colored thread at bottom right corner. Napkin has two selvaged edges and two seam-finished edges.

Image of 2010.092.029A - Holbrook-Palmer Napkin, c. 1926-1958.  Cream-colored linen napkin with drawn thread work border in a diamond-shaped pattern.  Stylized "P" monogram is satin-stitched in cream-colored thread at bottom right corner.

2010.092.029A - Holbrook-Palmer Napkin, c. 1926-1958. Cream-colored linen napkin with drawn thread work border in a diamond-shaped pattern. Stylized "P" monogram is satin-stitched in cream-colored thread at bottom right corner.

Holbrook-Palmer Napkin, c. 1926-1958. Cream-colored linen napkin with drawn thread work border in a diamond-shaped pattern. Stylized "P" monogram is satin-stitched in cream-colored thread at bottom right corner.

Image of 2010.092.029B - Holbrook-Palmer Napkin, c. 1926-1958.  Cream-colored linen napkin with drawn thread work border in a diamond-shaped pattern.  Stylized "P" monogram is satin-stitched in cream-colored thread at bottom right corner.

2010.092.029B - Holbrook-Palmer Napkin, c. 1926-1958. Cream-colored linen napkin with drawn thread work border in a diamond-shaped pattern. Stylized "P" monogram is satin-stitched in cream-colored thread at bottom right corner.

Holbrook-Palmer Napkin, c. 1926-1958. Cream-colored linen napkin with drawn thread work border in a diamond-shaped pattern. Stylized "P" monogram is satin-stitched in cream-colored thread at bottom right corner.

Image of 2010.092.029C - Holbrook-Palmer Napkin, c. 1926-1958.  Cream-colored linen napkin with drawn thread work border in a diamond-shaped pattern.  Stylized "P" monogram is satin-stitched in cream-colored thread at bottom right corner.

2010.092.029C - Holbrook-Palmer Napkin, c. 1926-1958. Cream-colored linen napkin with drawn thread work border in a diamond-shaped pattern. Stylized "P" monogram is satin-stitched in cream-colored thread at bottom right corner.

Holbrook-Palmer Napkin, c. 1926-1958. Cream-colored linen napkin with drawn thread work border in a diamond-shaped pattern. Stylized "P" monogram is satin-stitched in cream-colored thread at bottom right corner.