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Object Name Bag, Linen
Object ID # 1992.20.10
Place of Origin Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Date 1865 ca
Dimensions W-15 L-7.25 inches
Description Blue and white checked homespun bag (hand-sewn) filled with eight bunches (or cuts) of homespun linen thread. One is dyed dark blue, two are natural gray and light-brown colored; five are bleached (white). One bunch is cotton.
Provenance Made and used by Mary L. Fretz (1842-1903, Mrs. John M. Fretz) or her mother Marie Leatherman Fretz (1802-1864), wife of Christian K. Fretz, of Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Pa. This is from the end of the homespun tradition era, ca. 1860-1870. given to Mary's graddaughter Martha L. Fretz, the donor.
Source Gift of Martha L. Fretz