Curtains for one window, 1785-1790
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A pattern titled "America presenting at the altar of Liberty Medallions of her Illustrious Sons" includes portraits of Washington, Franklin, Thomson, Gates, Jay, Laurens, Huntington, Drayton, Dickinson, Reed, Von Steuben, Deane and Arnold. In this case, the fabric is printed in a shade of brown that was popular in the period. Winterthur's collections also include a pieced quilt (1969.3832) that includes the pattern printed in red. Terms of Use Credits