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Patriotic Quilt: Dated 1935; Pennsylvania

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Patriotic Quilt: Dated 1935; Pennsylvania

This unique Patriotic Quilt comes with an interesting history. Harold, named in the inscription, was Harold Gressley (1918 - 2003) from Berks County, Pennsylvania. At the age of seventeen, in 1935, Harold's grandmother allowed him to choose one of the many quilts she had made and he opted for this patriotic piece. It is not clear when his maternal grandmother, Mary Bieber Angstadt actually made the quilt. As patriotic quilts were often made in times of war, it is possible that she made it during World War I. It is in mint, unwashed condition. Measurements are 69" x 78".

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