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Democrat Rose quilt, or Whig Rose, or Rose of Sharon quilt
  • United States
  • Democrat Rose quilt, or Whig Rose, or Rose of Sharon quilt, circa 1840–1880
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, appliqué, quilting
  • Object Length/Width: 104 x 105 1/2 in
    Object Length/Width: 264.16 x 267.97 cm
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0913
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Red and green appliqué. Green stems and leaves and red flowers. Red trim around the edges. This is a variation of the Rose of Sharon pattern and also resembles the Whig Rose or Democrat Rose, a pattern which was popular in the middle years of the 19th century. (Perhaps circa 1850.)