Saturday, June 20, 2015

1864 Album from Westmoreland New York

Quilt dated 1864, made for Robert W. Wilson,
Westmoreland, New York.
Sold at Cottone Auctions 2011.

I don't have many 1864 quilts in my file of dated quilts.

This one is similar to New York Albums of the Civil War era.

The block in the lower right here with an ax, a handsaw and a rail fence
might recall a rail splitter---

Vintage saw
perhaps a pro-Lincoln block.

Lincoln from a cotton bandana

1 comment:

Scrappy quilter said...

I am always amazed at the incredible work in these Album quilts when they had so little to work with. Absolutely amazing!