Saturday, July 30, 2022

1903 "Patriotic Quilt"


A log cabin with poetry on the roof

And a portrait of a young Abraham Lincoln above.
The text:
"Oh why should the spirit of mortal be proud"

After Lincoln's assassination "Mortality," a poem by William Knox, was publicized as his

As in this black-bordered mourning flyer.

The cabin and portrait are from a top shown recently at the Horace Greeley House in Chappaqua, New York in an exhibit sponsored by the New Castle Historical Society

Lincoln's picture seems to be in the top left area of the border.

Pictures are hard to come by but it seems to be an image-packed applique of nine blocks
with an Americana theme. They call it the Patriotic Quilt and give it a date of 1903.

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