“Remember the Slave,” pleads the inscription on this block, part of a quilt presented to Quaker Sarah Wistar in 1842. The image, of a chained slave, was an icon of the anti-slavery movement, first in the U.K., then in the United States. It appeared on a variety of objects, including domestic items such as sugar bowls, purses and pin cushions.

Pattern: 
Album, detail
Maker: 
Maker unknown
1842
Made in
United States
131.5
131.5
IQSCM
2005.059.0001