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Porter-Waring Family Material Culture Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M360
The Porter and Waring families have long histories in Colorado. The collection consists of various lace and/or embroidered items including table cloths, doillies, pillow covers, clothing, animal fur, and a wedding dress dating to 1938.

Dates

  • 1890-1925

Creator

Condition Description

Materials appear to be in good, well-preserved condition. Many items are stained and/or have small tears/fraying.

Extent

24.25 Linear Feet (Eight (8) large textile boxes, two (2) flat boxes.) ; Textile boxes: 30 x 24 x 5 inches. Flat boxes: 25 x 21 x 3 inches.

Content Description

Several boxes and containers of various textile materials collected by the Porter/Waring family (ancestors of donor, Ted White). Materials include many lace tablecloths, doilies, and other artifacts.

Custodial History

Materials donated by Ted and Nancy White. All materials were collected by the Whites' relatives in the Porter and Waring families, both of which have long histories in Denver and Colorado.

Condition Description

Materials appear to be in good, well-preserved condition. Many items are stained and/or have small tears/fraying.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

Contact:
2150 East Evans Avenue
Denver CO 80208
(303) 871-3428