Winterthur Collection

The Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, Delaware, USA. The Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, Delaware, USA.

The Winterthur collection is kept in the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, in Winterthur, Delaware, USA. It was formerly known as the Henry Francis DuPont Winterthur Museum. Its Textiles and Needlework Gallery houses some 20,000 objects, including bed hangings, clothing, counterpanes, embroidered blankets, float-weave coverlets, Jacquard coverlets, quilts and samplers.

The collection also includes Sarah Stone’s band sampler (dated 1678), as well as a unique Berlin woolwork picture embroidered by Olevia Rebecca Parker in 1852 at the Lombard Street School, a public school for African American children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


  • MONTGOMERY, Florence M. (2007). Textiles in America, 1650–1870: A dictionary based on original documents, prints and paintings, commercial records, American merchants’ papers, shopkeepers' advertisements, and pattern books with original swatches of cloth, New York: W. W. Norton & Co..
  • SWAN, Susan Burrows (1976). A Winterthur Guide to American Needlework, Winterthur, Del: Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.

Digital source (retrieved 25 May 2016)

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 25 May 2016)




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