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    • Appliqué quilt

    • Appliqué quilt

    • Quilts

    • Appliqué quilt; all the motifs have been cut out of colored cotton fabric and painstakingly sewn down with tiny, near-invisible stitches. All cotton, with fine, dense hand quilting. Label on back states: “L.L. Finch, over 100 years old.” The...
    • Pieced Quilt

    • Pieced Quilt

    • Quilts;

    • 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...
    • "The Leona"

    • "The Leona"

    • Clothing & Dress;

    • Women's undergarment designed and made in La Crosse, WI. 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 white...
    • "Bear Paw" Quilt

    • "Bear Paw" Quilt

    • Quilts;

    • Today’s artifact is 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...
    • Military field jacket

    • Military field jacket

    • Military uniforms

    • 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

    • Military dress overcoat

    • Military uniforms

    • Heavy olive-drab wool coat. Part of US Army uniform. Double-breasted, self-belt in back. Two side placket pockets. Back has high slit that can be buttoned closed. Wide lapels. Lined with cotton twill fabric, Stamped label at neck: "36L".
    • Crazy Quilt

    • Crazy Quilt

    • Quilts;

    • Silk and velvet crazy quilt. Red cotton backing. Top has a large central block surrounded by smaller crazy blocks. Includes 3 commemorative ribbons, including one for the Old Settler Association. Embroidered patch, lower right corner states: "Mary...
    • Hatbox

    • Hatbox

    • Hat industry;

    • This artifact is a 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 c. printed calico cotton and the lid has central cardboard tube to set into hat. There is writing on the bottom, in...

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