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Blatchford Baby Clothes
Gift of Lucy Scudder

Every one of these items of baby clothing belonged to the ancestors of Henry & Julia Scudder, and Andover, Massachusetts textile mill owner who re-located to the Yakima Valley in 1888. The Scudders, who were well-to-do, were able to bring many family heirlooms with them since they could afford to rent an entire boxcar to ship their possessions across the county.

Each of these pieces is entirely hand-sewn and represents the the type of infant clothing available to those with the time and money to spend on clothing which would soon be outgrown.


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