A Lively Experiment

Notes on collections at the RIHS

Tag Archives: embroidery

A Stitch in Time

The 2018 programming theme for the Rhode Island Historical Society is Rest and Relaxation in Rhode Island. This can mean many things to different people but in this cold, wintery … Continue reading

18 January 2018 · 1 Comment

Object Thursday: Grenadier’s Caps at Gallery Night

Just back from conservation and display in Boston, tonight’s Brief Encounter will feature the ca. 1745 British Grenadier’s cap from the RIHS museum collection. This silk velvet cap was once … Continue reading

17 October 2013 · Leave a comment

Object Thursday: A Stitch in Time

Samplers invoke mixed reactions from people, they either love them, they hate them or they have never heard of them. Bound up the in study of female education in North … Continue reading

21 June 2013 · Leave a comment

Object Thursdays – Pocketbook

Pocketbooks, quite literally a book shaped object with a pocket (or two or more), from the 17th through 19th centuries are not your grandmother’s purse. My grandmother’s purse was black … Continue reading

1 November 2012 · 1 Comment

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