Pocketbook
Pocketbook
Pocketbook
Pocketbook

Pocketbook


From Fairfield Museum

Date manufactured/created
1769
Description
Canvaswork Pocketbook with Silver Clasp, 1769. This needlepoint wallet belonged to Joseph Hide of Green’s Farms parish, an area that was destroyed by the British in 1779. The “pocketbook,” as it would have been called, was probably made by Hide’s wife or eldest daughter. Striking example of 18th-century domestic needlework. Thr engraved clasp adds to it's appeal.  
Dimensions

Measurement Notes: 11” OL x 8” OW
Measurement Types: Item (Overall)
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Harry B. Keene
Accession/ID number
1975.73