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Object Name Apron
Object ID # 1992.12.18
Creator Maker Unknown
Place of Origin probably Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Year Range from 1890
Year Range to 1930
Material Cotton
Dimensions W-45 L-33.25 inches
Description A ladies handstitched apron made out of white starched cotton. There is an attached waistband that extends into self-fabric ties at the back. At the waist seam and attachment of the skirt, there is cartridge pleating. At the hem there is a red cotton embroidered zig zag line with a floral pattern embroidered along the hemline.
Provenance There is no information about the maker or origin of this piece, except that it comes out of the family of Harrison B. (1849-1927) and Sarah S. (Landis) Shelly (1856-1900), of Quakertown, Bucks County. They were members of the East Swamp Mennonite congregation. The apron was passed down to their granddaughter, the donor.
Source Gift of Mildred Hixson Moll (Arn)
People Shelly, Harrison B., 1849-1927
Shelly, Sarah S. Landis, 1856-1900
Collection Clothing-Women's