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Object ID 1895.008
Object Name Cloth Fragment
Collection Textiles
Credit line Gift of Mrs. Charles W. Howland
Year Range from 1797
Year Range to 1799
Made Archibald Hamilton Rowan
Description Piece of furnishing fabric; vertical strips with foliage designs; one brown "Honeycomb" ground on which appear leaves, a cluster of acorns, and a group of four-lobed flowers. The other wider strip has larger stylized multi-veined leaves on a natural ground. Along the border what was once a blob of yellow has now faded away but brown circles still remain.
Dimensions W-5 L-7 inches
Dimension Details
Owned Mrs. Samuel Hilles
Provenance Made at the Wilmington textile mill on the Brandywine River owned by Archibald Hamilton Rowan. Preserved by Mrs. Samuel Hilles and presented to DHS by her daughter, Mrs. Charles Howland, in 1895.
Subjects Samples
Textiles
Textile industry
People Rowan, Archibald Hamilton
Search Terms Textiles
Calico
Archibald Hamilton Rowan
Archibald Hamilton
Samples
Textile Mills
Cloth
Fabric
Material Printed Cotton
Place of Origin Wilmington, DE