Eagle with cannons, a liberty cap and 9 stars,
block from a mid-19th-century applique sampler.
Mexican War or Civil War?
I've been collecting photos of applique samplers for next
year's block of the month. Here's one that seem to have
some Civil War imagery in a center block.
But then again it could be the Mexican War of the late 1840s.
All I know about it is that dealers Kelter-Malcé advertised it about 30 years ago in a 1990 issue of
the Clarion/Folk Art magazine from the American Museum of Folk Art.
They sold a lot of great quilts and are still selling antiques in Bridgehampton, New York.
A recent profile: