Artwork created in Western New York.......collected around the world.

Honoring Mary Kies

Honoring Mary Kies
Honoring Mary Kies
First patent granted to a woman in the US, May 5th, 1809. Mary invented a method to weave straw with thread. First Lady Dolly Madison praised her for boosting the nation's hat industry.

Medium: Oil painting on Masonite box with woven straw.
8 by 10 inches.
Collection of the artist.


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