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Tents of Armageddon quilt
  • United States
  • Tents of Armageddon quilt, circa 1875–1910
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, piecing, quilting
  • Object Length/Width: 75 3/8 x 73 3/4 in
    Object Length/Width: 191.45 x 187.32 cm
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0909
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White and red calico triangles fill the center. Outline of white around the center, with an outline of red and white triangles, and then red again by the border. This quilt was not made of scraps of fabric as earlier patchwork often had been, but is constructed rather with 4168 triangles of white cotton and rose-colored calico.