On this day in 1766, the British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act, the controversial law that forced colonists in America to buy a British stamp for all official documents they obtained. The stamp had an image of a Tudor rose with the word “America” and the French phrase “Honi soit qui mal y pense” (“Shame to him who thinks evil of it.”)

Hulda DeFogerty of Connecticut made this Postage Stamp quilt for her nephew Irving D. Skeel’s marriage to Mary O’Connell in Oswego, New York in 1880. The quilt is now part of the permanent collection of the New England Quilt Museum.

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Posted by Amy E. Milne
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