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Adeline Harris Sears’ Autographs Quilt (1856–ca.1863)

- March 1, 2018 in abraham lincoln, autographs, celebrity, charles dickens, Craft, design, Needlework, patterns, quilt, quilting, quilts, quiltwork, Ralph Waldo Emerson, signatures

Wonderful trompe l'oeil tumbling block design quilt incorporating signatures from such luminaries as Charles Dickens, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Rembrandt Peale, and Abraham Lincoln (one of eight American presidents represented).

Adeline Harris Sears’ Autographs Quilt (1856–ca.1863)

- March 1, 2018 in abraham lincoln, autographs, celebrity, charles dickens, Craft, design, Needlework, patterns, quilt, quilting, quilts, quiltwork, signatures

Wonderful trompe l'oeil tumbling block design quilt incorporating signatures from such luminaries as Charles Dickens, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Rembrandt Peale, and Abraham Lincoln (one of eight American presidents represented).

Adeline Harris Sears’ Autographs Quilt (1856–ca.1863)

- March 1, 2018 in abraham lincoln, autographs, celebrity, charles dickens, Craft, design, Needlework, patterns, quilt, quilting, quilts, quiltwork, Ralph Waldo Emerson, signatures

Wonderful trompe l'oeil tumbling block design quilt incorporating signatures from such luminaries as Charles Dickens, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Rembrandt Peale, and Abraham Lincoln (one of eight American presidents represented).

Adeline Harris Sears’ Autographs Quilt (1856–ca.1863)

- March 1, 2018 in abraham lincoln, autographs, celebrity, charles dickens, Craft, design, Needlework, patterns, quilt, quilting, quilts, quiltwork, Ralph Waldo Emerson, signatures

Wonderful trompe l'oeil tumbling block design quilt incorporating signatures from such luminaries as Charles Dickens, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Rembrandt Peale, and Abraham Lincoln (one of eight American presidents represented).

At the Moving Picture Ball (1920)

- August 25, 2015 in 20s, celebrity, charlie chaplin, douglas fairbanks, fame, interwar, parties, silent film

A song naming some of the great silent era actors of the time, the lyrics describing a party where all the actors mingle and dance together, with familiar names such as Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks counted among the celebrities.

At the Moving Picture Ball (1920)

- August 25, 2015 in 20s, celebrity, charlie chaplin, douglas fairbanks, fame, interwar, parties, silent film

A song naming some of the great silent era actors of the time, the lyrics describing a party where all the actors mingle and dance together, with familiar names such as Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks counted among the celebrities.

An Alphabet of Celebrities (1899)

- September 24, 2012 in Alphabet, celebrities, celebrity, non-article, texts, Texts: 19th, Texts: Fiction, Texts: Miscellaneous, Texts: Picturebooks, Texts: Poetry

An Alphabet of Celebrities, by Oliver Herford; 1899; Small & Maynard, Boston. Intricately rhymed and beautifully illustrated alphabet book on the world of late 19th century celebrity. It ends up creating quite wonderfully bizarre a-historical scenarios by throwing names with the same beginning letter all in with each other – for the letter N: “N is for Napoleon, shrouded in gloom,/ With Nero, Narcissus, and Nerdau, to whom/ He’s explaining the manual of arms with a broom.” The book is housed at the Internet Archive, donated by The Library of Congress. Sign up to get our free fortnightly newsletter which shall deliver direct to your inbox the latest brand new article and a digest of the most recent collection items. Simply add your details to the form below and click the link you receive via email to confirm your subscription!