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Mile of Mills, Wall hanging, mid 20th century; Sally Palmer Field (b. 1922); Chelmsford, Massachusetts; Lowell textile mills cotton fabric; 18 1/2 x 63 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.; Collection of the artist; Photography by Jason Dowdle
Mile of Mills, Wall hanging, mid 20th century
Sally Palmer Field (b. 1922)
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Lowell textile mills cotton fabric
18 1/2 x 63 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.
Collection of the artist
Photography by Jason Dowdle
Sally Palmer Field at home: 2007:
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Sally Palmer Field
Chelmsford, MA
As a child, Sally Palmer Field collected scraps of fabric from textile manufacturers in Lowell like the Ideal Dress Company on Bridge Street. This wall hanging depicts the Merrimack, Boott, Hamilton, Newmarket, Wannalancit, and Hockmeyer mills and is sewn with Meyer's thread. It also incorporates tiny pieces of locally made corduroy and nylon woven for parachutes during World War II. This piece commemorates both Sally's Lowell roots and the city's historic connection to the textile industry.
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