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Object Name Apron
Catalog Number 1916.01.05
Accession number 1916.01.05
Artist Anders, Susanna S. (Kriebel)
Place of Origin Towamencin Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Year Range to 1826.0
Year Range from 1820.0
Material Cotton, Linen, Silk
Dimensions L-41 inches
Length (ft) 3.417
Length (in) 41
Description A ladies handstitched apron comprised of a handspun blue and bleached white woven checked linen. The apron has a drawstring waist with ties made out of red cotton and blue and bleached white linen handwoven tape. Near the waistline are the cross-stitched initials "S.K." in pink (faded red) silk script lettering.
Condition Very Good
Condition Notes There is some discoloration on edges and half of the front length and some of the blue dye has bled.
Provenance Made by Susanna S. (Kriebel) Anders (1804-1857), before she married George D. Anders (1803-1876). The apron probably originates from Towamencin Township, Montgomery County, where Susanna was raised.

GR: 161-12
Notes Previous description which includes thread count:

"Apron, blue and white checked homespun. 43" long 1/4" tube at waist for tape sewn w/ 2 ply linen thread. 1/8" hem. 40 1/2" width between selvages. 5 cm homemade tape tie 69" long put through tube at waist band. Tape has blue border with red & white alternating stripes. 45 epi. Checked pattern 2 blue 6 white repeated on warp. 2 blue, 6w, 4 blue 6 white repeated in weft. Plain weave. dark indigo blue and bleached linen stripe. "