Interview with Amy Finkel, May 15, 2008

Project: Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Smucker interviewed
Finkel about her time in the 1970s and 1980s acquiring quilts from Old Order
Amish families. She worked closely with David Riehl, an Amish man from
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, who bought quilts from his co-religionists and
sold them to city-based antiques dealers including Finkel. Finkel co-operated
M. Finkel and Daughter, a Philadelphia antiques shop specializing in folk art.

Interview Accession

2017oh149_amquilt004

Interviewee Name

Amy Finkel

Interviewer Name

Janneken Smucker

Interview Date

2008-05-15

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Finkel, Amy Interview by Janneken Smucker. 15 May. 2008. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Finkel, A. (2008, May 15). Interview by J. Smucker. Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Finkel, Amy, interview by Janneken Smucker. May 15, 2008, Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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