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Artifact Analysis: A Petticoat Quilt's Pedigree

Authors
  • Molly J McPherson (University of Nebraska- Lincoln)
  • Claire Nicholas (University of Nebraska- Lincoln)

Abstract

A rare petticoat quilt held in the collection at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln's International Quilt Study Center and Museum provides a wealth of material information about American quilted petticoats and the documentation of American social history. Through an object-based analysis of this artifact, this research paints a picture of one particular family's history extending from the late colonial period through the early 20th century, and demonstrates important material and social findings made possible through material culture research.

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McPherson, M. J. & Nicholas, C., (2017) “Artifact Analysis: A Petticoat Quilt's Pedigree”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 74(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2017
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