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Pieced quilt; dyed and printed cotton and wool plain and patterned weave fabrics; printed cotton handkerchief
Inscription (on handkerchief): CENTENNIAL / THE ART GALLERY. / 1776 /1876 / INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION, 1876 /MAIN BUILDING. / HORTICULTURAL BUILDING. / PHILADELPHIA.
220.4 × 224.2 cm (86 3/4 × 88 1/4 in.)
Purchased with funds provided by Laurance H. Armour, Jr. and Margot B. Armour Family Foundation
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Art Institute of Chicago, Quilts from the Permanent Collection, Aug. 19–Nov. 5, 1978.
Art Institute of Chicago, Department of American Arts, Sep. 1979–Apr. 21, 1980.
Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, The American Bed and Its Coverings, Nov. 21, 1990–Mar. 31, 1991.
Art Institute of Chicago, Department of American Arts, May 12–Sep. 28, 1995.
Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, America the Beautiful: Textiles from the Permanent Collection, Mar. 6–Jul. 21, 1996.
Art Institute of Chicago, Department of American Arts, May 4–Sep. 30, 1999.
Art Institute of Chicago, Making Memories: Quilts as Souvenirs, Galleries 57-59, Oct. 20, 2017–Apr. 1, 2018.
Michael Corbett, Federalist Antiques, Kennilworth, IL, by Jan. 1977 [invoice, June 22, 1977; incoming permanent receipt RX11116, May 6, 1977, copies in curatorial object file, Textiles Department]; sold to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1977.
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