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Woman's pocket, Judith Robinson

1780-1820
Origin: America, Mid-Atlantic, Pennsylvania (probably)
H: 15"; W: 10 3/4"
Linen warp/ cotton weft front; wool needlework; linen back
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1951-465
Rectangular pocket tapering slightly to top with vertical slot opening. White plain-woven linen-and-cotton embroidered with wools in dark blue and light blue cross-stitch with a symmetrical pattern of lions, trees, birds, initals IR, numerals from 1 through 8, and the name "Judith Robinson" stitched at the bottom. Pocket is backed with natural plain-woven linen and bound with strips cut from printed cotton (faded and fragile). Modern replaced linen tie strings.
Mark(s):At base in cross-stitch: JUDITH ROBINSON