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Doily, Islesboro, ca. 1900

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Doily, Islesboro, ca. 1900

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This doily is made of off-white cotton thread, starting in middle, with concentric circles or bands of netting worked out. It is an offshoot of the netting industry on Islesboro.

The thread is much finer than the thread used to make lobster nets, and the shuttle, or needle, was much finer as well. Decorative items were made mostly to sell to Islesboro's summer community, usually on order.

Made by Clara J. Colcord, who was born May 17, 1877 on Islesboro.

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  • Title: Doily, Islesboro, ca. 1900
  • Creator: Colcord, Clara J.
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Town: Islesboro
  • County: Waldo
  • State: ME
  • Media: Cotton thread
  • Local Code: 1111.068
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Islesboro Historical Society
PO Box 301, 388 Main Road, Islesboro, ME 04848
(207) 734-6733

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