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    • Handmade applique quilt, 1850-1870

    • Handicraft; Quilting; Quilts; Sewing; Textiles;
    • All cotton applique quilt, with fine, dense hand quilting. The motifs in this quilt have been cut out of colored cotton fabric and sewn down with tiny, near-invisible stitches. Label on back states: “L. L. Finch, over 100 years old.” The Finches...
    • "The Leona" undergarment, La Crosse

    • Clothing & Dress; Clothing industry; Lingerie; Underwear; Textiles;
    • Women's undergarment designed and made in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Called "The Leona" after its inventor and manufacturer, this is a "three-in-one" which consolidates camisole, drawers, and slip into one undergarment. This "Leona" is constructed of a...
    • Handmade quilt with "bear paw" pattern

    • Handicraft; Quilting; Quilts; Sewing; Textiles;
    • An all-cotton quilt, hand-pieced and hand-quilted. It uses the “Bear Paw" pattern in printed cotton, in which bear paw blocks of predominantly brown prints are separated by a sashing of red print. The binding is in the same printed red cotton,...
    • World War II military field coat, 1940-1945

    • Clothing & dress; Coats; Military uniforms; War;
    • Heavy army outer fatigue coat from WWII. Heavy cotton fabric, body lined with sheep fleece, arms are lined with a woven wool fabric. Long sleeves, stand-up collar for warmth. Hand-warmer pockets and two hip pockets. Four brown plastic buttons on...
    • Military dress overcoat, 1940-1945

    • Clothing & dress; Coats; Military uniforms; War;
    • Heavy olive-drab wool coat lined with cotton twill fabric. Part of U.S. Army uniform. Double-breasted, with wide lapels, a self-belt in back, and two side placket pockets. Back has high slit that can be buttoned closed. Stamped label at neck reads:...
    • Military coveralls, 1940-1945

    • Clothing & dress; Coveralls; Military uniforms; Protective clothing; War;
    • World War II-era olive drab coveralls or work pants made of cotton twill, lined with wool. Front zipper and zipper under right arm for access to pockets. Tie closures at bottom of leg.
    • Handmade pieced quilt, 1850-1875

    • Handicraft; Quilts; Quilting; Sewing; Textiles;
    • All cotton pieced quilt. Friendship block, but with no signatures. Cream backing and cream background on front with colors of red, brown and yellow: lots of madder-dyed prints. Red binding, hand sewn. Binding and solid red fabric in quilt are the...
    • Handmade crazy quilt, 1905

    • Handicraft; Quilting; Quilts; Sewing; Textiles;
    • Silk and velvet crazy quilt with a red cotton backing. Top has a large central block surrounded by smaller crazy blocks. Includes three commemorative ribbons, including one for the Old Settler Association. Embroidered patch, lower right corner...
    • Top hat hatbox

    • Containers; Hat industry; Top hats;
    • Leather top hat box. It is fitted for a top hat which is stored in it upside-down. It is lined with a mid-19th century printed calico cotton and the lid has a central cardboard tube to set into hat. There is writing on the bottom, in pen, that...

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