Lucinda Ward Honstain’s Reconciliation Quilt is widely recognized as a significant piece of folk art documenting events in the United States in the years after the Civil War. In forty blocks, the maker depicted domestic, political, and social life. Blocks such as the one of a black man announcing “Master, I am free” and one depicting the reconciliation of Jefferson Davis and his daughter document one woman’s perceptions of important national events.   

Title: 
Reconciliation Quilt
Pattern: 
Album
Maker: 
Lucinda Ward Honstain
Dated
1867
Made in
Brooklyn
New York
United States
97
84.5
IQSCM
2001.011.0001