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    [quilt]
    Creation Date: mid 19th century
    Catalog ID: 1984.131.13
    Applique quilt, with pomegranate, aka. Love Apple quilt pattern, with red print possibly predating 1860. Quilt made of 20 blocks arranged 4x5. Blocks appliqed in red and yellow prints, with solid green stem, rind, and leaves. Half of the blocks are stitched in a reverse image, resulting in half of the blocks tilting to the center from the left side of quillt top and half tilting to center from the right. Bordered on four sides in sawtooth design, pieced in red print, outlining both inner and outer edge of border. Hand applique and hand quilted. Back made of muslin. Binding is 1/4 ", green, same as rind on pomegranate. Unknown maker/date, mid 19th century.
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    [Miniature building for a Moravian Christmas putz]
    Creation Date: ca. 1915-1930
    Catalog ID: 2013.167.2
    Miniature building from a Moravian Christmas putz , ca. 1915-1930; made by Roland Borhek and Bud Borhek. Made of thin pieces of wood (apple crate wood). Building in shape of church with tower and tall steeple at front. Curved door at front above steps in bottom of steeple. Sides of building and tower are painted white; pitched roof and steeple are painted red. Clock mounted below steeple, along with green window. Curved windows on either side of building. On proper left side are three windows made of textured gold-colored glass. On proper right side, windows are also made of same material but covered with white and gold paper with geometric designs. Bottom is open showing wiring for lighting of structure. .
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    [Miniature building for a Moravian Christmas putz]
    Creation Date: ca. 1915-1930
    Catalog ID: 2013.167.4
    Miniature building from a Moravian Christmas putz , ca. 1915-1930; made by Roland Borhek and Bud Borhek. Made of thin pieces of wood (apple crate wood). Building in shape of a two story house. a door with pillars, steps, and small roof at center front. On either side and above are small rectangular windows with textured clear glass mounted in back. Painted in each window is green wreath with red candle and yellow lower section. Six windows on back and four on each end. House is painted white with green pitched roof and red chimney at either end. Door is painted black with what appears to be pair of panels and sunray design at top. Bottom is open, showing wiring for lighting of structure.
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    [athletic shorts]
    Creation Date: 1982
    Catalog ID: 2010.51.47
    Athletic shorts made by Cross Patch Limited in Taiwan for use by Jane Robinson Ritchey in the 1982 Perrier New York City Marathon. Size small (S); machine stitched. Made of green and white nylon fabric with an elastic waistband and green nylon lining. Proper left front and proper right back are made of white material. Proper right front and proper left back are made of green material. 2" pocket on inner right side and 3" slit on side of each leg. Shorts used for marathon running. Perrier label printed in green on left leg with logo of New York city skyline and big apple. Written around logo in green cursive: New York City Marathon 1982.
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    [litter bag]
    Creation Date: 2012
    Catalog ID: 2012.113.21
    Litter bag distributed by Shelton, WA and the Mason County Recycling Program, 2012. Rectangular, made of white opaque plastic, with one open end. Hole at top through both sides serves as a handle. Printed on one side is cartoon illustration of a boy digging in sand at a beach, with water nearby. Around him are things left at the beach, including soda pop cans, bottles, cigarette butts, shoes, banana peel, spray bottles, apple core, and seashells. In the water is a fish, toy sailboat, coathanger, jar, can, bicycle wheel, and sewage (?). Printed in black print below is name of recycling program and telephone numbers to call. In section surrounded by cartoon is list of items and amount of time it takes to decompose.
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    [potholder advertising Explorer PTA]
    Creation Date: 2000-2013
    Catalog ID: 2014.6.13
    Potholder, advertising the Every Child's Advocate PTA, Explorer Elementary School, Bethel School District, Spanaway, WA, 2000-2013. Apple shape, with a cross stitched illustration of a brown bear wearing a blue and white romper, skipping rope on grass, alongside a yellow bird, and a blue and yellow butterfly. Above illustration is hand stitched: Every/Child's/Advocate; and to the left, diagonally: P/T/A. Below illustration is hand stitched: Explorer/1992. Front of potholder made of white cross stitch fabric bound in red fabric with a green ribbon attached at top representing stem. Back of potholder made of red fabric with white polka dots. Pinned to back is paper label: If you have me, please let my/mommy know where I am/Doris C. DeWitt/19305 Aurora Dr. E./Spanaway WA 98387
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    [carton for Trout cherries]
    Creation Date: 2011
    Catalog ID: 2012.48.85
    Product shipping/storage carton (parts a: box; b) lid) for 8 2 1/4 lb. bags of sweet cherries packed by the Apple House, inc., Brewster, WA and distributed by Chelan Fresh Marketing, Chelan, WA, 2011-2012. Made of white cardboard. Box (a) has no decoration. Slit holes on long sides for air circulation. Lid fits snugly over box and covers sides. Slit holes on sides correspond to those in box. Rectangular hand holes on each side of lid. Lid made of white cardobard with red and black print. On top the left side of box is red with illustration of pair of large white cherries on stems with leaf. Name printed on right side. Long sides of box similarly decorated. On white section, there is a pair of red cherries with stems and leaf. At center of long side is black/white illustration of a trout.
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    Bordeaux mixture: prevents blight, rot, mildew, rust, apple scab, peach leaf curl, black rot of grapes
    Creation Date: 1920
    Catalog ID: 1999.34.130
    Call Number: EPH/632.95/In8b/1920
    1 sheet, folded; ill.; 16 cm.; Overprinted: ''For sale by / Routledge Seed & Floral Co./ ...Portland, Ore.''Espy Collection. Ephemera
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    [Miniature building for a Moravian Christmas putz]
    Creation Date: ca. 1915- 1930
    Catalog ID: 2013.167.1
    Miniature building from a Moravian Christmas putz , ca. 1915-1930; made by Roland Borhek and Bud Borhek. Made of thin pieces of wood (apple crate wood). Building in shape of a mill (a) with separate waterwheel (b). Building is almost square and has a high, steep pitched roof with gables on either side. A larger gable has a red glass window. Other windows are shuttered. Below red window on lower sextion is large opening for door. Small rectangular windows are on all four sides. Extending out from one side is post that holds the water wheel that is on a triangular stand. Waterwheel made of a round piece of metal, similar to a washer with spokes at center. and cutout areas along outer edge. It is painted black. A metal rod extends through its center. House is painted an olive green with white brick fea tures on front and one side. Bottom is open, showing wiring for lighting of structure.
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    [moth trap]
    Creation Date: 1920-1929
    Catalog ID: 1994.64.1
    Deep amber-colored glass cone with metal wire hanger attached through holes on both sides of wide, upper end of cone. Glass has manufacturing imperfections but appears to be in perfect condition except where wire is attached. Hanger appears to be homemade. Made by E.F. Clipp, 1920-1929. "Klip Kup"/"Patent Apld. for" in raised letters on lip of cone. Moth traps or"hootch pots" first appeared in orchards in late 1920s in effort to rid marketplace of wormy apples. Early versions of hootch pots were 1-lb. coffee cans hung from tree limbs and baited with sticky apple syrup or a molasses and bran mixture. The number of trapped codling moths provided an accurate method for setting effective spray dates. Knowing when to spray cut the previous six or more sprayings to three and lessened the problem of arsenic of lead residue. E. F. Clipp of Wenatchee and A. H. Murray of Cashmere were to first to experimentally use hootch pots in their orchards. This pot, named the "Klip-Kup," was E. F. Clipp's improved version of coffee can trap. The use of hootch pots and arsenic of lead poison gradually ceased after 1947 when DDT became available. This codling moth trap was filled with kerosene which was lit to attract the moths. The moths would fall into the kerosene and die.