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1939

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Napkin, God Bless Our Home set from the Folk Art Collection, 1939

This is a Napkin. It was designed by Marguerita Mergentime. It is dated 1939. Its medium is linen.

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.

It is credited Courtesy of Mergentime Family Archive.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 30.8 × 32.4 cm (12 1/8 × 12 3/4 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Tablescapes: Designs for Dining.

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