Ester Lippitt Blanket


Yesterday Vicky and I went to the storage facility at the Farmers’ Museum to document an interesting blanket.

This simple blanket with the initials of Ester Lippitt is dated 1829. From my perspective, I think the blanket is at least a decade or 2 earlier and is very similar in style to “Compass Rose” blankets, a style that appears early in the 18th century. We will be reproducing this blanket both for use in Lippitt House and also for sale.