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Silk skein, Windham, ca. 1840

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Silk skein, Windham, ca. 1840

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A skein of silk filament reeled by Phebe Allen from silkworms she raised herself. The sample is single filament that would not be very useful without being spun or doubled.

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  • Title: Silk skein, Windham, ca. 1840
  • Creation Date: circa 1840
  • Subject Date: circa 1840
  • Town: Windham
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Silk, cloth
  • Local Code: 1212*
  • Object Type: Text

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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