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Object Name Bedspread
Catalog Number 1981.16
Maker Hardin, Rosannah Fisher
Date ca. 1809
Material(s) Cotton; linen
Dimensions H-91 W-86 inches
Description This is a white linen counterpane with a sheared candlewick design. It has a swag border with a star blossom in a double circle in the center. It has a hand knotted linen fringe.
Notes Spun and woven by Roseannah Fisher Hardin (1781 - 1876), probably in 1809 on her Mercer County farm. Husband was Martin Hardin (1785 - 1876). The Hardins had six daughters and three sons following their marriage in 1806. According to earlier records a history of the Hardin family is available in the library and there is a photocopy of a daguerreotype of the couple in the file.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Hardin, Rosannah Fisher
Subjects Bedspreads
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS