Red wool crocheted lace from girl's petticoat

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Identifier

2020.013

Title

Red wool crocheted lace from girl's petticoat

Creator

Cleland, Alice E

Date

1890

Format

Crocheted wool, 97" diameter, 3" width

Description

This wool lace was made by Alice E Cleland (1864-1938) in Middletown, Dauphin Co., PA, USA in the 1890s and was used as an edging on a petticoat (a long skirt) worn by her daughters Lottie E Cleland (1892-1905) and Louella Cleland Weirich (1895-1983). There are still traces of the thread (a buff color) which attached the lace to the petticoat.

Provenance

Yvonne J Milspaw

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