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Ipswich lace gets a mention in a new history book

October 01, 2021 2:35 PM | Mary Mangan (Administrator)

I just got a copy of "Travels with George" by Nathaniel Philbrick. He did a sort of travelogue to revisit the route that George Washington took around the early US. This included Ipswich, of course, and I was wondering if he would talk about the lace. 

We got a paragraph about it, mentioning that George did purchase some and that Martha wore it on her shawl. So more people will at least hear about the lace! I feel some momentum on this topic these days....

And then I realized not everyone might know about the video of Martha's shawl by the Mount Vernon folks. But they also have a couple of other samples in their archives. 

Mount Vernon blog post: Lavish Lace.

Shawl video: RARE LOOK: Martha Washington's Shawl

Review of the Philbrick book in the NYT recently: George Washington Slept Here? Then So Will Nathaniel Philbrick.


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