this is the whole top
this is the back, you can see the stitches, and there is still tails of threads to add more if you wanted...but I do not...I do love that I can see the workmanship from both sides!
as I can only do 5 pix at a time, I will keep adding the blocks as I can
this is blury, but it shows the souvenir ribbon that says : Souvenir 23rd anniversary of the A.O.U.W. Oct 27 Kingman, KS 1891! The AOUW is the Ancient order of united workmen. Google it, it is very interesting!
this block has two ribbons on it. The top one is Taffeta and says Simpson & Lewelling Redeem, KS. The bottom one is silk and says Chester I. Long. This could be a Mourning ribbon.
this block has what appears to be a horseshoe, but also looks sorta of like it has a needle, and arms,...I give up....any ideas?