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National Park Service Centennial Quilt Block Series by Susan Davis, owner of Olde American Antiques and American Quilt Blocks
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While antiquing in Harrisonburg, VA, I found a box of glass plate negatives. The subjects seem to be in the Appalachian area during World War 1. I placed the glass plate on my scanner but it didn't work. The pictures came up blurry.
The Quilt in the Picture
Photograph purchased in Texas, probably from about 1910 Georgia artist and historian Vista Ann Mahan is the expert on quilts in old photos. For years she has been collecting pictures of people with quilts as backdrops. She also has collected information about the photograph style, finding it to be a Southern regionalism. Vista in a portait for Ladies Circle Patchwork Quilts about 1991 Those of us who collect old photos come across these occasionally in antique shops. With the advent of…