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Placemat
to be deaccessioned

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Artifact #: I2018.002.082
Dimensions: W 61 X L 62 cm
Weight: 109.7 g
Medium: Textile, paper
Condition: Fair; Lettering is peeling, stained on reverse.
Condition Report Year: 2018
Description: Multi-colored circular piece of textile with lace fringe and handcut center ornament. It is assembled with a series of pennants depicting warships from the 1st half of the 20th century, predominantly from the United States. Donation came with photograph of donor, Bruce Nye, at gravesite of maker, Hulda J. Martenson in Kennebunkport, Maine, two photographs of Hulda with family, and wikipedia articles about some vessels depicted on placemat.
Inscription/Marks: a series of pennants depicting warships from the 1st half of the 20th century, predominantly from the United States, with vessel types and tonnage.
Date/Period: Late 1800s-early 1900s
Provenance: Hulda J. Martenson
Maker/Artist: Hulda J. Martenson
Maker/Artist Dates: 1867-1951
Maker Birthplace: Volmos, Sweden. Died in Kenneb
Maker Nationality: Swedish
Source: Hulda J. Martenson