The Bed Work

“This is the end of a long and tedious journey”
© 2010

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Antique collapsible wood doll bed with slatted mattress support:

12” (W) x 21” (L) x 14” (H)

Blanket 1 rolled up on end of bed: (vintage rose and beige plaid wool/cotton blanket)
25 1/2” (W) x 24 3/4” (L)

Blanket 2 on bed: (vintage rose and beige plaid wool/cotton blanket with floral pattern)
17 3/4” (W) x 21 1/2” (L)

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Top Sheet front:
(vintage white cotton sheet with sewn folded edge)  

19” (W) x 25” (L)

Blanket back side

Bottom Flat Sheet front:
(vintage cotton sheet)
19” (W) x 26” (L)

Top Sheet back side

Mattress 2 stripped ticking:
(Vintage blue stripped cotton mattress ticking,
stuffed with vintage feathers and hand tied)

10 1/2 ” (W) x 19” (L) x 1 1/2” (H)

Mattress 2 back side with doll bed frame

Mattress 2 back side detail

Blanket 1 & 2 detail

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No images may be reproduced without the expressed written permission of the artist.

Mattress 1 Gold Metal Flour sack front:
(vintage Gold Metal Flour sack stuffed with vintage feathers)

12” (W) x 20” (L) x 1” (H)

Bottom Flat Sheet back side

These are the stories of women who traveled across the country on the Overland Trail during the 1800‘s. They came from a variety of backgrounds, and each had their own reasons to be leaving home to start a new life out west. Included are stories of life and death, indian attacks, pestilence and even, fashion. The fact that they would have the wherewithal at some point during the day, to write down their feelings and observations in letters and diaries, is an amazing feat, considering what could only be considered the constant day-to-day drudgery of trying to survive, and moving forward on the trail.

I for one am so thankful that they had the strength to do so, for they are truly an inspiration.

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Pillow front:
(vintage stripped cotton ticking, stuffed with vintage feathers)

6 1/2” (W) x 4 1/2” (L)

Pillowcase front:
(vintage fringed linen napkin with laser transferred print)

7” (W) x 5” (L)

Pillow back

Pillowcase back

Blanket 1 front

Blanket 1 back side

Top Sheet front detail

Mattress 1 flour sack front detail

Mattress 1 back side
(pink floral pillow case ticking)

Mattress 2 front detail

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