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Fashion

Crazy Quilt
By December 15, 2014 Read More →

Crazy Quilt

This crazy quilt has holiday- theme advertising silks incorporated in its random design. The quilt, dating from the 1880’s, is one 68 quilts and related items in the Monadnock Center’s textile collections. Advertising silks were giveaways retailers used as part of their packaging.  Silks could be found with cigars, cigarettes, soaps, and other consumer items. […]

All Dolled Up
By July 14, 2014 Read More →

All Dolled Up

Sisters Maryann and Susannah Whiting played with these dolls at their home on Vine Street in Peterborough in the 1840s. Maryann and Susannah’s dolls are part of the Monadnock Center’s collection of antique dolls and toys.  Known as milliner’s dolls, these papier mache ladies were made in Europe and exported to the United States to […]