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February 15, 2013

Wool afghan

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Wool afghan

Knitted wool afghan made in Rochester, New York circa 1865. Six triangles edged in blue decorate each of its four sides; three blooming flowers on a white background decorate its center. The central floral square is surrounded by a blue frame. The afghan was most likely a baby blanket made for Edwin C. Paine, the donor’s brother, who was born in 1865.

For details, view the afghan in our online collections database.

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