Photo, Print, Drawing Lydia Watts, quilter, Kinsey, Montana

About this Item

Lydia Watts, quilter, Kinsey, Montana
Contributor Names
Young, Kay, 1931- (Collector)
Toelken, Barre, 1935- (Photographer)
Created / Published
Kinsey, Montana, August 8, 1979
Subject Headings
-  United States -- Montana -- Kinsey
-  Photographs
-  Ethnography
-  Note: Online digital image numbers may be offset by 1 or 2 digits from the film negative frame numbers.
-  Index data: Film negative frame numbers, descriptions: at the home of quiltmaker Mrs. Lydia Watts, Kinsey MT: all images depict Lydia Watts and the quilts and quilt-like pillows she makes; the photographer identified some designs based on his general knowledge: 2, Mariner's Star (one pillow and pieced segment); 3, Hawaiian design (wall hanging); 4, Mariners Star, pieced segment with quilting fabric in place; 8 and 11, Grandmother's Fan; 9, Rising Star (tied by mother, of Ukrainian background); 10, Medallion; 14, Pinwheel; 15-17, Cross Stitch; 18-19, Variable Block; 20-21, Old Fashioned Lady (depicted figure); 22-33, Mrs. Watts at work in her home, for the visitors, quilting the single pieced top with the Mariner's Star design; 34-36, same, with the Hawaiian design.
35 mm black-and-white film negatives
Call Number/Physical Location
Call number: AFC 1981/005: 12_22911
Source Collection
Montana Folklife Survey collection (AFC 1981/005)
American Folklife Center
Online Format
IIIF Presentation Manifest
Manifest (JSON/LD)

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Credit line: Montana Folklife Survey collection (AFC 1981/005), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Young, Kay, and Barre Toelken. Lydia Watts, quilter, Kinsey, Montana. Kinsey Montana United States, 1979. Kinsey, Montana, August 8. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Young, K. & Toelken, B. (1979) Lydia Watts, quilter, Kinsey, Montana. Kinsey Montana United States, 1979. Kinsey, Montana, August 8. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Young, Kay, and Barre Toelken. Lydia Watts, quilter, Kinsey, Montana. Kinsey, Montana, August 8. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.