Greenleaf was a collector of lace and a founder of the Needle & Bobbin Club. He donated large quantities of very high quality lace to the museum, along with 17th and 18th century embroidery, especially men’s waistcoats. The gifts, totaling over 900 objects, were the subject of a 1964 exhibition, The Greenleaf Collection: Textile Arts from the 16th to early 19th Century.

  • Apron (Italy), 1906–10
  • linen.
  • Gift of Richard C. Greenleaf Esq. in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma....
  • 1950-121-1
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 5 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 4 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 3 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 4 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 3 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 3 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • Band
  • Gift of Richard C. Greenleaf Esq. in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma....
  • 1950-121-12
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • Band (Italy), 1740–55
  • linen.
  • Gift of Richard C. Greenleaf Esq. in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma....
  • 1950-121-13
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 3 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 3 images of this object.
  • Band (France), 1670–90
  • linen.
  • Gift of Richard C. Greenleaf Esq. in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma....
  • 1950-121-15
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 3 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • Edge Lace
  • Gift of Richard C. Greenleaf Esq. in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma....
  • 1950-121-19
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 3 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • Trimming
  • linen.
  • Gift of Richard C. Greenleaf Esq. in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma....
  • 1950-121-23
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 3 images of this object.
  • Trimming (Belgium)
  • linen.
  • Gift of Richard C. Greenleaf Esq. in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma....
  • 1950-121-24
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 3 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 5 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 3 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 3 images of this object.
  • Border
  • Gift of Richard C. Greenleaf Esq. in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma....
  • 1950-121-37
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • Flounce (France)
  • Gift of Richard C. Greenleaf Esq. in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma....
  • 1950-121-38
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • Band
  • linen.
  • Gift of Richard C. Greenleaf Esq. in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma....
  • 1950-121-39
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 3 images of this object.