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Object Name: Napkins (2)
Date: ca. 1816
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Medium: Linen
Dimensions: Each: 25 1/2 × 26 1/2 in. (64.8 × 67.3 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Two natural spun and woven linen napkins with a checkerboard pattern and striped border; initials, "7/ E E" over an arrow embroidered in blue thread at top center.
Credit Line: Gift of C. D. R. Mann, 1952
Object Number: INV.1257.1-2
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Marks: Identification: embroidered at top center,"7/ E E" over an arrow in blue thread.

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These two napkins were made from flax spun by the donor's grandmother, Elizabeth Evans Reynolds about 1816. They were not woven by her. Elizabeth Evans was born in December of 1789.


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