days when neighborhood movie houses were an integral part of many residential
areas of the city? These mostly small theaters boasted a single screen and
double features and attracted big crowds almost every
In the early 19th century, 23-year-old Mary Remington meticulously stitched samplers and an exquisite whitework quilt. Along with faithfully practicing her needlework, Remington also wrote 29 letters to her fiancé, who often worked on the open seas. Remington’s letters detailed culture, design, industry and politics in colonial America.
The whitework piece, which Remington crafted in 1815, remains...