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Freedom Quilt

Created by:
Jessie Bell Williams Telfair, American, 1913 - 1986  Search this
Medium:
cotton
Dimensions:
H x W: 73 × 87 in. (185.4 × 221 cm)
Type:
quilts
Place made:
Parrott, Terrell County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1975
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Art  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Craftsmanship  Search this
Folklife  Search this
Freedom  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Rural life  Search this
Suffrage  Search this
Textile design  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Virginia Dwan
Object number:
2017.40
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Textiles-Quilts
Exhibition:
Cultural Expressions
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54b3f9bd5-b5c9-47fe-8a65-a6b729cf42cd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.40
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Memorial Quilt for Tuskegee Airman 2d Lt. James McCullin

Created by:
Vivian Lucille McCullin, American  Search this
Subject of:
Second Lieutenant James L. McCullin, American, 1919 - 1943  Search this
Tuskegee Airmen, 1941 - 1946  Search this
99th Pursuit Squadron, American, 1941 - 1949  Search this
Medium:
cloth and ink
Dimensions:
H x W: 41 x 39 3/4 in. (104.1 x 101 cm)
Type:
quilts
Place depicted:
Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, United States, North and Central America
Tuskegee, Macon County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Italy, Europe
Saint Louis County, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Date:
after 1943
Topic:
African American  Search this
Families  Search this
Military  Search this
Tuskegee Airmen  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the McCullin Family, in memory of Second Lieutenant James L. McCullin
Object number:
2013.52.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Textiles-Quilts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd554c6f9c6-110d-4a4a-868a-2ac61e624304
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.52.2
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Quilt made from brown, blue, tan, and red suiting samples

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
wool, cotton batting, and cotton thread
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 79 1/2 × 64 × 3/8 in. (201.9 × 162.6 × 1 cm)
Type:
quilts
Date:
20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dr. Gladys-Marie Fry
Object number:
2014.156.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Textiles-Quilts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd50c277ed3-4994-4048-9e73-bc767e70028a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.156.1

Reversible strip quilt made from clothing fabrics

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
wool, cotton, synthetic fiber, batting, and thread
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 87 1/2 × 70 1/2 × 1/4 in. (222.3 × 179.1 × 0.6 cm)
Type:
quilts
Date:
20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dr. Gladys-Marie Fry
Object number:
2014.156.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Textiles-Quilts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd509ecbac1-0c20-4e1a-b9e4-82a2e04d8dbe
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.156.2

Quilt made from clothing samples in mulitple colors

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
wool, cotton, wool batting, and yarn
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 80 1/4 × 68 × 3/8 in. (203.8 × 172.7 × 1 cm)
Type:
quilts
Place made:
Cullman, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Date:
20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dr. Gladys-Marie Fry
Object number:
2014.156.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Textiles-Quilts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57ddbb9a2-511a-42a3-bfa5-11eace0ffbc2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.156.3

Reversible scrap quilt made from clothing fabrics

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
wool, cotton, synthetic fiber, batting, and yarn
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 75 1/2 × 69 1/2 × 3/4 in. (191.8 × 176.5 × 1.9 cm)
Type:
quilts
Date:
20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dr. Gladys-Marie Fry
Object number:
2014.156.4
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Textiles-Quilts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d6bf815d-db2f-47c2-8ae3-4f017f53f628
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.156.4

Appliqué quilt made by Ruth Bailey

Created by:
Ruth Bailey, American, born 1900  Search this
Medium:
cotton
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 58 5/8 × 58 1/2 × 1/8 in. (148.9 × 148.6 × 0.3 cm)
Type:
quilts
Date:
1980s
Topic:
African American  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dr. Gladys-Marie Fry
Object number:
2014.156.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Textiles-Quilts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5715e9032-3081-473d-9b4e-ee215078d247
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.156.5

Silo

Title:
Pieced quilt made by Mensie Lee Pettway of Gee's Bend
Created by:
Mensie Lee Pettway, American, born 1939  Search this
Subject of:
The Quilts of Gee's Bend, American, founded 1845  Search this
Medium:
corduroy and denim with muslin backing
Dimensions:
H x W x D (framed): 96 × 87 3/4 × 2 1/2 in. (243.8 × 222.9 × 6.4 cm)
H x W x D (unframed): 91 × 84 × 3/4 in. (231.1 × 213.4 × 1.9 cm)
Type:
presentation quilts
Place made:
Rehoboth, Gee's Bend, Boykin, Wilcox County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2007
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Art  Search this
Craftsmanship  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Graham Holdings Company
Object number:
2014.276.1
Restrictions & Rights:
© Mensie Lee Pettway/ Artists Rights Society. Permission required for use.
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Classification:
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Textiles-Quilts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd567ce82d8-7708-468f-8198-59d13c3d2aec
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.276.1

Sharecropper’s Masterpiece

Title:
Quilt pieced by Avis Collins Robinson in the style of Gee's Bend
Created by:
Avis Collins Robinson, American, born 1954  Search this
Mensie Lee Pettway, American, born 1939  Search this
Andrea Pettway Williams, American, born 1973  Search this
Subject of:
The Quilts of Gee's Bend, American, founded 1845  Search this
Medium:
corduroy, velvet, batting, and cotton
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 87 3/8 × 86 × 5/8 in. (221.9 × 218.4 × 1.6 cm)
Type:
quilts
Place made:
Arlington, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Gee's Bend, Boykin, Wilcox County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2008
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Art  Search this
Craftsmanship  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Avis, Eugene, Aaron and Lowell Robinson, in memory of Edward and Annie R. Collins
Object number:
2015.277
Restrictions & Rights:
© Avis Collins Robinson
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Classification:
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Textiles-Quilts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd509d46def-8b69-4804-885f-dc722a082e2f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.277
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Banner used at Public Enemy performances

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Public Enemy, American, founded 1982  Search this
Medium:
acrylic paint on synthetic fiber
Dimensions:
H x W: 106 × 218 in. (269.2 × 553.7 cm)
Type:
banners
Date:
ca. 1992
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hip hop (Music)  Search this
Rappers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Public Enemy
Object number:
2011.33.5
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Textiles-Quilts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51073e5e9-296e-46e5-9b9d-2d4fb4582984
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.33.5

Pineapple quilt gifted to Lucy Hardiman Roundtree from Lydia Hardiman

Created by:
Lydia Hardiman, American  Search this
Owned by:
Lucy Hardiman Roundtree, American  Search this
Josephine Church, American  Search this
Medium:
cotton cloth, cotton batting, and cotton thread
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 72 × 58 7/8 × 1/8 in. (182.9 × 149.5 × 0.3 cm)
Type:
quilts
Place used:
Lyles Station, Gibson County, Indiana, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1885
Topic:
African American  Search this
Communities  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Families  Search this
Rural life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Lyles Station Historic Preservation Corporation
Object number:
2012.155.10
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Textiles-Quilts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5bd798cf2-166f-4354-aef0-e791f6e03f5d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.155.10

Quilt with the Delta Sigma Theta logo

Created by:
Eastern Region, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, American, founded 1925  Search this
Subject of:
Dr. Bertha Maxwell Roddey, American  Search this
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, American, founded 1913  Search this
Habitat for Humanity, American, founded 1976  Search this
Medium:
cloth and thread
Dimensions:
H x W: 56 x 56 in. (142.2 x 142.2 cm)
Type:
quilts
Date:
2000
Topic:
African American  Search this
Education  Search this
Sororities  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bertha Maxwell Roddey
Object number:
2012.22.4
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Textiles-Quilts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c4477c44-8a72-4327-ba68-14ed67146b56
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.22.4
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Red and white pieced and appliqued star quilt

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
cotton cloth and cotton batting
Dimensions:
H x W: 72 7/8 × 54 1/2 in. (185.1 × 138.4 cm)
Type:
quilts
Date:
1880-1920
Topic:
African American  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.162.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Textiles-Quilts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd563088761-908c-4f13-b4d0-1083cc213e63
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.162.1
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Quilt made from gray, black, brown, blue, and red suiting samples

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
wool cloth, wool and synthetic blend cloth, wool and cotton blend cloth, and synthetic yarn
Dimensions:
H x W: 86 3/4 × 84 in. (220.3 × 213.4 cm)
Type:
quilts
Date:
20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.162.10
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Textiles-Quilts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd562eebcf7-efe5-48c7-be5a-7123f1c6b137
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.162.10
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Cream and red appliqued quilted bedcover

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
cotton cloth and cotton batting
Dimensions:
H x W x D (with mount): 48 1/2 × 39 1/2 × 1 1/2 in. (123.2 × 100.3 × 3.8 cm)
H x W (without mount): 45 × 36 5/8 in. (114.3 × 93 cm)
Type:
quilts
Date:
ca. 1850
Topic:
African American  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.162.11
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Textiles-Quilts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5bd654d15-0daa-4f29-857c-30a93f9dd736
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.162.11

Red and green applique top for a bedcover

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
cotton, rayon, and acrylic yarn
Dimensions:
H x W: 91 3/8 × 90 1/2 in. (232.1 × 229.9 cm)
Type:
quilts
Date:
20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.162.4
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Textiles-Quilts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd55278f935-1092-44db-b7ee-fbfe5a31d349
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.162.4
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Noah's Ark applique quilt made by Yvonne Wells

Created by:
Yvonne Wells, American  Search this
Medium:
wool, cotton, and synthetic fiber cloth, polyester batting, cotton and synthetic fiber thread, plastic buttons, rickrack trimming, and acrylic yarn
Dimensions:
H x W: 72 × 66 in. (182.9 × 167.6 cm)
Type:
presentation quilts
Place made:
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1988
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Craftsmanship  Search this
Religion  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.162.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Textiles-Quilts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5611adaa9-2bf1-420e-a81f-f125c56fbc73
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.162.5
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Pink and yellow pinwheel quilt made by Elizabeth Salter Smith

Created by:
Elizabeth Anne Salter Smith, American, born 1850  Search this
Medium:
cotton cloth, cotton thread, and batting
Dimensions:
H x W: 84 × 83 in. (213.4 × 210.8 cm)
Type:
quilts
Place made:
Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1880-1920
Topic:
African American  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.162.6
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Textiles-Quilts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5006fa05e-acd3-4f98-aa10-3188e028476f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.162.6
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Scrap quilt made by Elizabeth Salter Smith

Created by:
Elizabeth Anne Salter Smith, American, born 1850  Search this
Medium:
cotton cloth, cotton batting, and cotton thread
Dimensions:
H x W: 93 x 78 in. (236.2 x 198.1 cm)
Type:
quilts
Place made:
Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1870-1900
Topic:
African American  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.162.7
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Textiles-Quilts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c1a9aa26-70f2-44ed-86d4-e60857940b23
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.162.7
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Quilt made from suiting samples with embroidered flower details

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
wool cloth, wool and synthetic blend cloth, cotton cloth, wool batting, and synthetic thread
Dimensions:
H x W: 86 × 70 3/4 in. (218.4 × 179.7 cm)
Type:
quilts
Date:
ca. 1920
Topic:
African American  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.162.8
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Textiles-Quilts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5eb8d4367-2431-4286-b070-fc1d64ce31c3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.162.8

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