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Catalog Number 2010.092.014A
Description 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.
Object Name Pillowcase
Collection 3D - Bedding
Title Holbrook-Palmer Pillowcase, c. 1926-1958
Date c. 1926-1958
Creator Unknown
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "OPH" (embroidered monogram, center near tatted end).
Provenance Olive Holbrook Palmer collection of items kept in locked cupboard at Holbrook-Palmer Park after being removed from carriage that is now part of SMCHA's collection.
Notes [http://www.athertondames.org/holbrook-palmer-park-history/] "In 1926, Olive Holbrook Palmer inherited the property, then named Elmwood, and continued to use the residence as a summer home with her husband, Silas Palmer. Upon her death in 1958, Olive Holbrook-Palmer willed the property to the town of Atherton to be used as a recreational park. Her husband had life tenancy and upon his death, it reverted to the Town of Atherton. The Holbrook-Palmer Park Foundation, a non-profit organization, was then established in 1968, to receive donations for developing the 22 acres into a viable and usable park."
Dimensions H-18.5 W-29 D-0.125 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Atherton
Bed Linen
Estates
Holbrook, Charles
Holbrook-Palmer
Holbrook-Palmer, Olive
Linens
Subjects Estates
Linen industry
People Holbrook, Charles
Holbrook-Palmer, Olive