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Napkin, Spencerian Alphabet

This is a Napkin. It was designed by Marguerita Mergentime. It is dated 1939 and we acquired it in 2019. Its medium is linen. It is a part of the department.

Mergentime designed napkins to coordinate with specific tablecloths. Spencerian Alphabet napkins were used with all tablecloths that referenced steel pen drawings in her Folk Art series. God Bless Our Home mat sets were taken from a Currier and Ives lithograph and had their own set of napkins.

This object was donated by Virginia Bayer. It is credited Gift of Mergentime Family Archive.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 42.9 × 41.3 cm (16 7/8 × 16 1/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Napkin, Spencerian Alphabet; Designed by Marguerita Mergentime ; linen; H x W: 42.9 × 41.3 cm (16 7/8 × 16 1/4 in.); Gift of Mergentime Family Archive; 2019-17-6

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