This picture provided by the American Folk Art Museum shows ...
Jan 17th, 2012
(AP) - This picture provided by the American Folk Art Museum shows a late 19th century quilt by Mary Phelps Harris, :Log Cabin QUilt: Pineapples and Squares Variation, from the museum's collection. New York's American Folk Art Museum has long been plagued by financial problems. But it's now celebrating its 50th anniversary with a new exhibition and renewed optimism. (AP Photo/American Folk Art Museum) -
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