Textiles in New England II: Four Centuries of Material Life

Textiles in New England II: Four Centuries of Material Life


This publication is a collection of papers presented at the Dublin Seminar of New England Folklife conference in June of 1999. The purpose of seminar was to expand and refine the 1997 conference on textiles and place new emphasis on the broader chronological and social dimensions of textile production and usage.  

The following is a list of the title and author of each paper:

Four Perspectives on a Bed Rug by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Lynne Zacek Bassett, Iona Lincoln, Jessie A. Marshall


“A Dull Business Alone”: Cooperative Quilting in New England, 1750-1850 by Lynne Zacek Bassett

“A Bed and Curtains and all Things Thereto Belonging”: Context, Value, and Scarcity in Eighteenth-Century Massachusetts by M. Michelle Jarrett Morris

A Rare Set of Eighteenth-Century Bed Hangings by Joyce Geary Volk

Mary Anne Warriner, Rhode Island Milliner by Melinda Talbot

Rag Carpet Weaving in Connecticut, 1850-1880 by Sandra Rux

The Mystery of the Connecticut Chair Wheel by Florence Feldman-Wood

The Hibbert-Townsend Latch Needle Mystery Unraveled: Patent Control and Nineteenth-Century American Knitting Machines by Richard M. Candee

Canterbury Shaker Textile Production by Mary Rose Boswell

Having It Both Ways: The Needlework Table Cover of Mercy Otis Warren

 by Jill Maney and Jonathan Maney

The Accounts of Tryphena Newton Cooke: Work, Family, and Community in Hadley, Massachusetts, 1780-1805 by Marla R. Miller

“Some work … to be kept”: Textiles and Memories of Victorian Domesticity by Kathryn Clippinger Kosto

Textile Commemoratives and Broadsides from New England’s Mid-Nineteenth Century by Diane L. Fagan Affleck

Stories from Her Needle: Colonial Revival Samplers of Mary Saltonstall Parker                                                         by Paula Bradstreet Richter

“I shall Cut my cote after my cloth”: Reproducing the Dress of the Pilgrims by Jill M. Hall

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