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Object Name Apron
Object ID # 2009.34.1
Creator Benner, Amanda Heckler, 1860-1922
Place of Origin Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Year Range from 1890
Year Range to 1920
Material Cotton
Dimensions W-27.5 L-32.5 inches
Description A ladies apron comprised of bleached white homespun cotton and red and blue cotton embroidery. The apron has a squared scooped neckline with self-fabric ties at the nape of the neck. There is a single red and blue row of embroidery just below the neckline. There are two pockets attached at the natural waistline, with curved angled edges, and are trimmed with the same embroidery. Below the pockets there are three wide tucket, with a wide panel of red and blue embroidery of various rows of different designs. The apron is machine constructed with hand finishing details and embroidery.
Provenance Embroidered by Amanda (Heckler) Benner (1860-1922), wife of Nathaniel C. Benner (1856-1942). They resided in Montgomery County. The fabric was given to Amanda by her mother-in-law, Mary Ann (Conver) Benner (1835-1871). Amanda did all the embroidery, and then gifted the apron to her own daughter, Margaret H. (Benner) Bishop (1894-1974). The apron was then passed down to her daughter the donor.

Source Gift of Rebecca Bishop Hendricks & Denise Hendricks Baum
People Benner, Amanda W. Heckler, 1860-1922
Collection Clothing-Women's