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Homemade Epaulette

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Title:  

Homemade Epaulette
Date:
1830
Creator:
Hannah Townsend

Content Description: 

Tear-shaped plush cloth epaulette made by sewing rows of 1 1/4" wide strips of which the lower 1" have been unravelled to a base fabric of white cotton, which has had its edges turned under 3/16" and zig zag stitched down. At the small end of the tear shape a small flower made of a 1" wide strip of figured white silk that has been gathered along one long end and drawn up tightly. (The other long end being left raw.) In the center of the flower is a small 3/8" wide button covered in white cotton thread by a button hole stitch. Applied tag: Epanlet (sic) worn by Elmer Townsend when a boy and captain of a military company. It was made by his mother Hannah Townsend Reverse side: Mrs. William Townsend, Felchville, VT.

Physical Description: 

Cotton, silk. 5"(12.7) x 3"(7.6cm)

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,Massachusetts,Sturbridge,01566
Identifier:
49.20.28
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village

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