"In Memory of Abraham Lincoln"
"President of the U. States"
"Assassinated at Washington
April 12th 1865"
The Massachusetts project has included this photo of a Civil War memorial quilt at the Quilt Index.
Little seems to be known about it. It was in a private collection at the time it was documented, inherited from mother.
The central block has a dedication
From His Friends"
Embroidered blocks include names and initials with places and regiment numbers.
The block is a traditional album variation, placed on point.
From the photos the fabrics look to be about 1870-1890.
See it at this link:
I love historical quilts. You just made my quiltie day.
THANKS :), JulieinTN
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