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Object Name: Christening bib
Date: 2003
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Medium: Polyester, cotton, satin
Dimensions: Overall: 7 1/2 x 9 in. ( 19 x 22.9 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: White poly/cotton bib with white machine embroidery down the center and white satin ribbon ties.
Credit Line: Purchase
Object Number: 2003.16.7
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Marks: printed: on label: "Frocks and Fancies" and "Poly/Cotton Machine Wash Inside Out Tumble Dry Low"

Gallery Label:

This bib and other items were purchased from New York Exchange for Woman's Work during the last week of its operation in February, 2003. The Exchange was founded in 1878 by Candace Wheeler and Mary Atwater Choate to provide respectable women who needed to earn living, particularly Civil War widows, a viable means for supporting themselves. The exchange was forced to close in 2003 due to high overhead and a waning market for handmade goods.

Exhibitions:

"Home Sewn: Three Centuries of Stitching History," New-York Historical Society, November 18, 2003-April 18, 2004.