Day: October 26, 2016

The Incredible Embroidery of Catherine Hewitt Pfordt

Yesterday we noted that one of the awardees in Philadelphia’s Centennial Exhibition in 1876 was Mrs. C. Hewitt Pfordt of Albany. For embroidery she submitted, she was commended “for great taste in design and workmanship, displaying extraordinary skill.” A supplement to Scientific American described her submission: “A white silk flag is elegantly worked with the …