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GARFIELD’S MONUMENT

JS-LR- 101

Unknown Quilt Maker
Unknown Origin; Collected in Michigan
38 x 62 inches
Circa 1890
Wools

We begin to see versions of this design, known as “Garfield’s Monument,” after President William Garfield was assassinated in 1881. Here’s a RARE, small, graphic, hand embroidered interpretation.

This late Victorian all wool piece may have been used repeatedly as a casket cover, perhaps for a fraternal organization such as the Odd Fellows or the Masons.

Ex-Mary Strickler’s Quilt Collection
Exhibited: “American Quilts: A Handmade Legacy,” Oakland Museum, 1981


Price: $2,200



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