Made by Zibiah Smallwood Hewson, American, 1749 - 1815. Center and possibly other textiles printed by John Hewson, American, 1745 - 1821.
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Zibiah Hewson was the wife of the first American calico printer, John Hewson, who printed the center square of this bedcover. John Hewson, the most renowned eighteenth-century American calico printer, worked in Philadelphia from 1774 to 1810 after emigrating from England, where he had been employed at Bromley Hall, one of the leading textile printworks.