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Collection Textiles-Household
Catalog Number 1970.92.12
Object Name Tablecloth
Date 1808 ca.
Creator Maker Unknown
Place of Origin Skippack Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Material Linen, Silk
Dimensions W-52 L-45 inches
Description A square handspun tablecloth comprised of three panels of bleached pattern weave linen. Near the off center bottom are the cross-stitched initials "L.T." in brown silk. The top, right and left edges have a 1/8" wide foldover hem while the bottom edge has been left unfinished.
Provenance According to the records this tablecloth was made for Lydia B. (Tyson) Kulp (1808-1890), as a baby. Her great granddaughter believes this piece was made by Lydia's nurse, but the nurse's name is unknown. Lydia was the daughter of Isaac N. (1766-1823) and Barbara H. (Borneman) Tyson (1777-1854), of Skippack Township, Montgomery County. As an adult, Lydia would go on to marry Jacob M. Kulp (1811-1875).

Cataloged by C.Harvey