Thursday, July 22, 2010

Henry Gabriel Blanket

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Back in June, I received this note from one Shirley Duke who lives in Florida. She sent me a blanket made by H. Gabriel of Millersville, Lehigh Co., PA. I am thinking seriously about contacting the History Detectives (PBS) to see if it is real and then maybe some history behind the blanket. Ms Duke said she will send some genealogy information at a later date, per her note. Here are two photos of the blanket. Cheers!

The "end plate". The blanket has some deterioration issues and the edges are frayed. Some of the dyes (natural?) are fading, especially the red and yellow, which would be expected.

The design which repeats throughout the blanket. The blanket size would fit a single size bed and appears to be wool.

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