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The African American Collection

Oak Leaf block
Maker unknown, attributed to a slave
c1850
Alabama
Cotton
19” x 19”
MSUM 6646.1; Gift of Patricia Anderson
Photo rights reserved Michigan State University Museum

Appliqued "Oak Leaf" pattern made with a roller print fabric, on white muslin background. One of seven blocks like it, the donor received it from her housekeeper who found it in her home in Alabama.



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