Crocheted tote bag. Bicentennial-themed color scheme with granny squares of pinkish-red, white, and blue yarns, joined together in horizontal stripes, with short handles of pinkish-red. Bag is 16 inches high by 16.5 inches wide.
(Keywords: Fashion, Accessory, Twentieth Century, United States)
|Acquisition||Gift of Lorraine Danischewski|
|Ownership and History||
This tote bag belonged to Ruth Danischewski. It was hand-crocheted by her friend, Lillian Olsen.
Ruth (Danielson) Danischewski (1929-2006) grew up on Decker Avenue in Port Richmond, Staten Island, graduated from Port Richmond High School in 1946, and received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Wagner College. She was married in 1961 to E. Keith Danischewski and had two sons, Roy and Glen. The family lived on Hart Boulevard in West New Brighton. A schoolteacher for 33 years, Mrs. Danischewski spent much of her career at P.S. 46 in South Beach, Staten Island, retiring in 1990.
|Lexicon Sub-category||Personal Gear|
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