Postcard: Russian American Quilt, c. 1899

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    Russian folk dancers and a balalaika player mingle with strutting roosters; Admiral Dewey and a Russian peasant guard a pair of American flags; tennis racquets fan out, a hot-air balloon takes flight, a circus acrobat performs a horse act while a rocking chair and a Star of David appear side by side. A veritable potpourri of Russian, American and Jewish motifs, the colorful quilt featured on this postcard - the subject of the third iteration of the Museum's Masterpieces & Curiosities exhibition series - tells multiple stories.

    About the original:

    Quilt, Russia and United States, c. 1899

    velvet: embroidered with wool, silk and metallic thread; glass beads

    81 1/2 × 65 in. (207 × 165.1 cm)

    The Jewish Museum, New York

    Purchase: Judaica Acquisitions Fund, 1986-119

    Photo: Joseph Sachs

     
    Paper
    4-1/4" x 6"
     

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