Bag

American
Late 18th–early 19th century


Dimensions

16 x 20 cm (6 5/16 x 7 7/8 in.); Legacy dimension: .20 x .16

Accession Number

09.367

Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Fine white linen or cotton, embroidered in white with bunches of flowers in chain-stitch, laid-work, french-knots and a curl-like stitch called by the Italians punto riccio. Four tassels. This bag was embroidered by Mrs. Hannah Newcomb, daughter of Wm. Dawes, who rode to Lexington, with Paul Revere, on the 18th of April 1775.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Emma E. P. Holland