LaTourette family of weavers

An uncommon Indiana jacquard coverlet by Sara LaTourette, dated 1850, having floral medallions in the field and a vine and flower border

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The LaTourette Family of Weavers

Sarah LaTourette (1822-1914) was born in Germantown, Ohio, the daughter of weaver John LaTourette (1793-1849). The family moved to Fountain County, Indiana, in 1828. Sarah assisted her father, and then wove with her brother, Henry, after John died in 1849. The 1850 census lists her as a weaver, and the 1850 census of manufacturers lists her as the owner of a coverlet business. Annually, the LaTourettes wove two-hundred coverlets.

Information courtesy of Cowan’s Auctions Inc.

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