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Catalog Number 10047-17
Title Quilt, Doll, Four-Patch
Object Name Quilt, Bed
Description Four Patch Quilt has 20 four patches on point. All fabrics in each four patch are different, with the two sides (left and right) darker than the top and bottom. Large variety of fabrics used, all prints in the four patches on a background of solid white. Backing is same white. Colors are predominantly brown and pinks. One fabric might be classified as eccentric. Edges are bound with narrow red and white striped fabric. Hand sewn, hand quilted in a concentric fan pattern. About 6-8 stitches per inch.
Year Range from 1880
Year Range to 1910
Material Cotton
Length (in) 19
Width (in) 15.5
History Doll accessories were made for Belle Campbell, who was the daughter of John Campbell, a farmer who had settled in Otoe County near Nebraska City in 1868. Belle was listed in 1880 census as being 3 years old. The family later moved to California. Belle married William Kropp, who was from Nebraska City and returned to NE. Information about both families in file. Both appear to be prominant families in area.
Credit line Campbell Kropp, Nebraska City (Otoe), Nebraska
Collection Kropp, Campbell