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L2010.42.30
L2010.42.30
House or Schoolhouse, about 1920
Probably Kentucky
L2010.42.30
L2010.42.30
House or Schoolhouse, about 1920
Probably Kentucky
L2010.42.30
L2010.42.30
House or Schoolhouse, about 1920
Probably Kentucky

House or Schoolhouse, about 1920
Cottons
Probably Kentucky
78 x 71 in.
Collection of Eleanor Bingham Miller L2010.42.30

The House or Schoolhouse pattern, popular beginning in the later nineteenth century, typically consisted of a grid of smaller, identical houses rather than the large, central image seen here. The quilt's subject evokes idealized memories: the old home place, school days. Quilts, from their design to their production to their veneration by later generations, are freighted with memories, both real and ideal.

 
 
 


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