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Object Name QUILT
Title Harper Crib Quilt
Catalog Number 0985.10.00032
Date 1861
Description Top: Mosaic; pieced. Embroidered; C.S.A. First National flag with non-standard star, and Confederate state abbreviations. Materials are blue and multicolored silk.
Interlining: Believed wool.
Backing: Brown cotton.
Binding: Black silk.
Stitching: Hand; embroidered.
Material textile (silk, wool, cotton)
Dimensions W-38 L-56 inches
Owned James Augustus Dickson, South Carolina, CSA
Made Maria Preston Harper, South Carolina, CSA, 1861
Provenance This quilt was made by Miss Maria Preston Harper, daughter of Judge William Harper and Ann Catherine Coulter. It was made for her great-nephew, James Augustus Dickson, who was born 5/26/1861 and was the son of Rev. Henry R. Dickson, the former a chaplain in the Confederate Army, and Catherine McPheeters Dickson. The state abbreviations are listed in order of secession.
People Harper, Maria Preston
Dickson, James Augustus
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