Fabric Dating Sleuthing from The Chester County Criswell Quilt
I received two old blocks in the mail this week. The pattern is tulip basket, Barbara Brackman 734.
One of the scraps of fabric in the second block had lettering. I thought there was a chance of someone recognising this print and therefore getting a date. I posted a photo in the Facebook group, Quilts - Vintage and Antique.
The result was remarkable. My letters were deciphered as Grant and Wilson. Ulysses S. Grant became the President of the United States in 1873 and his Vice President was Henry Wilson. The fabric is most likely a campaign fund raiser.
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